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Proposition Could Pose a Problem for Proposed SoMa Project

Proposition Could Pose a Problem for Proposed SoMa Project

As proposed, the former Pacific Bicycles building at 345 4th Street will be razed and a seven-story commercial building will rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Central SoMa site, with 49,580 square feet of office space over 3,240 square feet of ground floor retail. And as... Read More »

Mission District “Art Gallery” Site Back on the Market for $5.5M

Mission District “Art Gallery” Site Back on the Market for $5.5M

As we revealed as last year: When Rowland Weinstein, owner of the Weinstein Gallery on Union Square, purchased the 13,500-square-foot building at 2548 Mission Street, which sits between the New Mission/Alamo Drafthouse Theater and Foreign Cinema, for $3.8 million amidst much fanfare in 2014, the seller had reportedly turned... Read More »

Proposed Little Saigon Development Completely Redesigned

Proposed Little Saigon Development Completely Redesigned

With the Planning Commission hearing for a proposed eight-story development to replace the single-story Susan’s Massage, Four Seasons restaurant and Excellent Dry Cleaners building at the corner of Larkin and Olive slated to be held in three weeks time, the project has been completely redesigned. Gone are the precast... Read More »

Potential Reefer Madness in Pac Heights

Potential Reefer Madness in Pac Heights

With the wine shop Vino having closed its doors at the end of last year, following a 20 year run at 2425 California Street which sits within the Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District, on the border of Lower and full-blown Pacific Heights, a request for a formal determination as to... Read More »

Proposed Oakland Tower Redesigned to Fit In

Proposed Oakland Tower Redesigned to Fit In

Speaking of major projects being redesigned, the plans for a proposed office tower to rise up to 450 feet in height at 2 Kaiser Plaza (a.k.a. 325 22nd Street), on the current parking lot parcel in the heart of Oakland’s Central Business District, as pictured above, have been completely... Read More »

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

Impact of Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Development Revealed

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and refined plans for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on the Port of San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. Giants Parking Lot A), have just been released along... Read More »

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

When San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is fully developed, it will include 6,400 units of housing. That’s 1,100 more than today, with 500 of those units under construction and planning for the remaining 600, all of which are slated to be offered at below market rates, underway. In... Read More »

The Fallacy of Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

The Fallacy of Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

The benefit of being awarded “Legacy Business” status in San Francisco is widely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented. Businesses that apply and are approved for Legacy Business status by the City are eligible to receive a grant of $500 per full-time employee per year, capped at $50,000 annually. And landlords... Read More »

Shuttered Real Food Company Site on Sale

Shuttered Real Food Company Site on Sale

As we first reported last year: While currently leased to Real Food Company, the neighborhood grocery which has occupied the converted auto garage for almost twenty years, the Cow Hollow buildings at 3060 Fillmore and 2169 Filbert Street have just hit the market. The nearly 12,000 square foot site... Read More »

Boutique Urban Townhome Project Pushing Forward

Boutique Urban Townhome Project Pushing Forward

With the ground floor space of the little two-story office building at 220 Battery Street, which was to become a 7-Eleven, having been renovated and re-opened as Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, the plans for a modern three-story addition, with two urban townhomes, to rise atop the existing Financial District structure... Read More »