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Proposed North Beach Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed North Beach Hotel Closer to Reality

As we first reported last month, plans to raze the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental shop at 1196 Columbus Avenue and develop a 75-room Moxy Hotel upon the site were back in play. This morning, San Francisco’s Environmental Review Officer signed the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the... Read More »

Net Absorption of Office Space in San Francisco Has Dropped

Net Absorption of Office Space in San Francisco Has Dropped

Having slipped a nominal $0.11 per square foot (0.1 percent) in the first quarter of 2017, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco inched up $0.50 per square foot (0.6 percent) in the second quarter of the year to an all-time high of $70.16 per square... Read More »

Union Street Vacancy Count and Restaurant on the Ropes

Union Street Vacancy Count and Restaurant on the Ropes

While no official announcement has been made, the restaurant and bar space at 1838 Union Street, which has been home to Ottimista Enoteca-Café since 2005, is being quietly being offered for lease with a “below market rent,” an opportunity to acquire Ottimista’s liquor license, furniture and fixtures, and an... Read More »

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

The plans for a proposed 18-story Marriott hotel (with 276 rooms over 1,600 square feet of ground floor retail space and a parking garage for 95 cars) to rise up to 189-feet in height at 1431 Jefferson Street, stretching from 14th to 15th Streets in Downtown Oakland, have been... Read More »

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

An Oakland-based chef and restaurateur is close to closing escrow on the purchase of the former City of Oakland Fire Station No. 14 at 3455 Champion Street, around the corner from MacArthur Boulevard. And as proposed, Dominica Rice-Cisneros (think Cosecha Café) is planning to convert the Diamond District building... Read More »

Expansion of Sprawling City Center Complex Slated for Approval

Expansion of Sprawling City Center Complex Slated for Approval

With Target breathing new life into the sprawling 6.6-acre City Center complex at the intersection of Geary and Masonic, plans to add another 33,000 square feet of retail space have been drawn and could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Built for Sears in 1961, with... Read More »

Purple Building’s Days are Numbered, Tech Space to Rise

Purple Building’s Days are Numbered, Tech Space to Rise

As we wrote last year: Plans to raze the purple building at 340 11th Street, a former metal shop in the middle of San Francisco’s 11th Street Club Corridor, and construct a modern four-story building on its lot, have just been granted an exception from having to complete a... Read More »

The New Old Jerusalem

The New Old Jerusalem

The plans to develop a new six-story building on the Mission District parcel at 2976 Mission Street, plans which would require demolishing the existing two-story building on the site, do not include a replacement space for Old Jerusalem. But fans of the restaurant have no fear, and in fact... Read More »

Plans for More Public Parking in Central SoMa, at Least for Now

Plans for More Public Parking in Central SoMa, at Least for Now

Emphasizing that the one of the specific objectives of San Francisco’s pending Central SoMa plan “is to encourage mode shift away from private automobile use,” San Francisco’s Planning Department isn’t too thrilled about plans to convert 340 Townsend Street’s private garage into a 188-space public parking facility, but that’s... Read More »

Fort Point Beer Company Planning an Outpost in the Mission

Fort Point Beer Company Planning an Outpost in the Mission

Plans to shutter (a portion of) the Timbuk2 warehouse and workshop building at 2394 Folsom Street are in the works. And as proposed, the Mission District trade shop space at Folsom and 20th Streets will be converted into a restaurant to be operated by the Fort Point Beer Company.... Read More »