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Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

Uber’s Worldwide Headquarters (Take Two)

As we first reported earlier this year, the original design for Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in Mission Bay was scrapped after a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler arose and SHoP Architects was then awarded the project, the model for which we first revealed and... Read More »

[Your Name Here]’s Sports Bar & Grill?

[Your Name Here]’s Sports Bar & Grill?

The bar has been listed for sale on the down low, without any identifying name, exterior pictures or address, but if you’ve ever been inside you might recognize it as Ted’s Sports Bar & Grill. And if you want to buy Ted’s, he’s asking $425,000. The price includes the... Read More »

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets, across from San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center rising, Transbay Parcel F is zoned for building up to 750-feet in height and includes the potential for connecting any development on the site to the Transit Center’s 5.4 acre rooftop park by way of... Read More »

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Designs For Boutique Hotel To Replace Ginsberg’s Pub

Plans to raze the shuttered Ginsberg’s Dublin Pub on the corner of Bay and Mason, and build a boutique four-story hotel on the site, are moving forward and the project has been dubbed “Rainflower.” As designed by NC2, the proposed development which borders North Beach and Fisherman’s Wharf includes... Read More »

St. Luke’s Hospital Design Refined And Newly Rendered

St. Luke’s Hospital Design Refined And Newly Rendered

With construction underway and Sutter Health/CPMC aiming for a grand opening in 2019, the exterior design for the replacement St. Luke’s hospital to rise up to 142 feet in height along Cesar Chavez Street in the Mission has been refined, adding detail to the slab façade (versus as originally... Read More »

Iconic Dogpatch Bar On The Market For $580K

Iconic Dogpatch Bar On The Market For $580K

Resurrected in 2014, with redwood wainscoting, Victorian flocked wallpaper and a refurbished pool table, the iconic Sea Star bar at 2289 Third Street, adjacent to the corner Dogpatch Café, is on the market for $580,000. Keep in mind the price includes the bar’s furnishings, liquor license and a negotiable... Read More »

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

Analyst’s Airbnb Findings And Recommendations For San Francisco

According to a new Legislative Analyst’s report, an estimated 25 to 50 percent of all Airbnb listings in San Francisco are for “commercially hosted” units, units which are continuously rented on a short-term basis and never occupied by their owners, “removing housing units that would otherwise be available for... Read More »

Developer Might Ditch Plans For An Underground S.F. Flower Mart

Developer Might Ditch Plans For An Underground S.F. Flower Mart

Facing ongoing push-back from tenants of the San Francisco Flower Mart, Kilroy Realty has drafted an alternative design for their proposed re-development of the Flower Mart site which would ditch their plans for a high-tech underground market and keep the New Flower Mart above ground. The alternate design also raises... Read More »

New Numbers And Timing For The Massive Pier 70 Project

New Numbers And Timing For The Massive Pier 70 Project

Having secured voter approval for increased building heights across the core of the 28-acre site, the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report for Forest City’s Pier 70 project and an additional 7 acres along Illinois Street, adjacent to Irish Hill, is about to get underway. And depending upon whether... Read More »

Setting The Stage For Teatro ZinZanni’s Return (And A New Hotel)

Setting The Stage For Teatro ZinZanni’s Return (And A New Hotel)

The resolution which would set the stage, or rather the tent, for Teatro ZinZanni’s return to San Francisco’s waterfront, with a new dinner-theater and 200-room hotel along The Embarcadero at Vallejo Street, is slated to be adopted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon. As proposed and widely... Read More »

Less Height, More Affordable Housing For Giants’ Project Proposed

Less Height, More Affordable Housing For Giants’ Project Proposed

The San Francisco Giants have reduced the building heights and increased the percentage of affordable housing units for the proposed 28-acre Mission Rock development to rise on the Giants’ current parking Lot A. The revised plan still includes around 1,500 apartments, but 33 percent of the rentals are now... Read More »

Mission Bay Block 7 Update: Timeline And Occupants

Mission Bay Block 7 Update: Timeline And Occupants

The timeline for the groundbreaking of the 200-unit apartment building to rise on the western portion of Mission Bay Block 7, fronting Fourth Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North, has slipped by about a month from April to May, but the development remains on-track to be... Read More »

510 Townsend As Envisioned And Pre-Leased To Stripe

510 Townsend As Envisioned And Pre-Leased To Stripe

While not yet approved for development but working its way through Planning, Alexandria Real Estate Equities has pre-leased its proposed 299,160-square-foot building to rise up to seven stories at 510 Townsend Street to payments startup Stripe. Assuming all goes as both sides plan, Stripe will be able to make... Read More »

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

As we first reported early last year, the owners of the building at 645 Valencia Street which is currently leased to the Elbo Room have been working on plans to raze the Mission district venue and construct a five-story condo development with a bit of retail on the ground... Read More »

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

The new owners of the historic Fairmont Hotel are planning to close its beauty parlor, the Mr. Eckhard Beauty Salon, on the mezzanine level of the hotel’s lobby and convert the space to six new guest rooms. The plans include the addition of eight new guest rooms across the... Read More »