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The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Office Rents in San Francisco Ended 2018 at a Record High

Office Rents in San Francisco Ended 2018 at a Record High

Driven in part by the delivery of a record 3.7 million square feet of shiny new office space over the past year, all of which was delivered pre-leased, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco ticked up 1.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 to... Read More »

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

As we first reported last year: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too small... Read More »

Planning Positioned to Disapprove Whole Foods Redevelopment

Planning Positioned to Disapprove Whole Foods Redevelopment

Despite having been redesigned to incorporate eight new apartments into their plans, the proposed redevelopment of the shuttered Lombardi Sports building at 1600 Jackson Street, at the corner of Polk, into San Francisco’s first Whole Foods Market 365 is slated to be formally disapproved this week. From the Planning... Read More »

52 Concept Proposals for San Francisco’s Historic Piers

52 Concept Proposals for San Francisco’s Historic Piers

The Port of San Francisco received 52 responses to their request for concept proposals from developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers (which stretch from Pier 35 to Pier 48) along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building. The 52 proposals,... Read More »

First Shake Shack in San Francisco Slated to Be Approved

First Shake Shack in San Francisco Slated to Be Approved

Plans to convert the shuttered Real Food Company building on the southeast corner of Fillmore and Filbert into Shake Shack’s first outlet in San Francisco, as we first reported ten months ago, could be approved in three weeks time. And as we first revealed seven months ago, the proposed... Read More »

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Slated to open at Market and Eighth circa 2021, in the base of the fourth and final phase of the massive Trinity Place development, the majority of the proposed 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will be below ground, accessed via a grand entry fronting Market Street. But above the market,... Read More »

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

Having sold for $4.6 million in February, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, has since been painted and remodeled, with four office suites (three of which are vacant) over... Read More »

End of Days for the Elbo Room?  Building on the Market for $4.2M

End of Days for the Elbo Room? Building on the Market for $4.2M

With the Elbo Room’s lease now set to expire on January 1, 2019 and plans to redevelop its site having been approved, the corner building which it currently occupies at 645-647 Valencia Street is now on the market with a $4.2 million price tag, touting transferable building permits for... Read More »

Plans for San Francisco’s Next Target Slated for Approval

Plans for San Francisco’s Next Target Slated for Approval

Plans to convert the former Sports Authority building at 1690 Folsom Street into a full-service Target could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on October 4. Once again, the conversion wouldn’t require an expansion of the 40,000-square-foot building nor a major change to the building’s façade, save new... Read More »