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Plan to Preserve the Mission District Revealed

Plan to Preserve the Mission District Revealed

The draft plan to retain low to moderate income residents and community-serving businesses, artists and nonprofits in San Francisco’s Mission District has just been released for public review. The Mission Action Plan 2020 (MAP2020) identifies programmatic services intended to “preserve the Mission District as a Latino cultural and commercial... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for a New Cow Hollow Hotel

Refined Designs and Timing for a New Cow Hollow Hotel

Plans to level the 40-room Pacific Heights Inn at 1555 Union Street have been in the works for a couple of years. And as proposed, a 100-room hotel designed by Stanton Architecture will rise up to 40 feet in height across the existing motel’s site on the eastern edge... Read More »

Valencia-Nation of Mission Street Challenged

Valencia-Nation of Mission Street Challenged

With plans to limit the number of new Mission District restaurant spaces in the works, plans to convert the former Sapphire Photo shop at 2761 Mission Street into a 20-seat ‘Tea Art’ café are being challenged. From the requested Discretionary Review (DR) of the conversion: The “Valencia-nation” of Mission... Read More »

Evolution on Market and Grove

Evolution on Market and Grove

Plans to add six new stories atop the skinny two-story building at 1236 Market Street, adjacent to Sam’s Diner at 1220 Market, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. The proposed project and existing building on the site extend to 37 Grove Street, which was formerly... Read More »

Foreclosed upon El Rey Theater Could Soon Be Landmarked

Foreclosed upon El Rey Theater Could Soon Be Landmarked

Designed by master architect Timothy Pflueger and opened in 1931, the 1,800-seat El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue was shuttered and sold to Voice of Pentecost in 1977, which then converted the 35,000-square-foot building into a church and small Pentecostal school. Mortgaged to pay for upgrades to the... Read More »

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans to convert the two-story warehouse building at 1076 Howard Street into 15,000 square feet of open tech space are in the works, which includes an expansion of the building’s mezzanine level and the addition of a new roof deck and stairwell. While historic designations can hinder development, in... Read More »

Office Rents Hit a Record High in SF but Barely Budged Last Year

Office Rents Hit a Record High in SF but Barely Budged Last Year

Having slipped for the first time since 2010 in the third quarter of last year, the average asking rent for office space in San Francisco inched up 0.8 percent in the fourth quarter and ended 2016 at a record high of $69.77 per square foot per year, up a... Read More »

Housing Could Rise on Shuttered American Cyclery Site

Housing Could Rise on Shuttered American Cyclery Site

With American Cyclery having shuttered their “too” annex at 858 Stanyan Street at the end of last year in anticipation of a significant rent hike, the 2,650-square-foot, single-story building on the northeast corner of Stanyan and Frederick is now on the market for $2.5 million. Priced and positioned as... Read More »

Macy’s Selling Stonestown Galleria Store, Will Be Redeveloped

Macy’s Selling Stonestown Galleria Store, Will Be Redeveloped

In addition to selling its Men’s Store in Union Square, which will be shuttered and redeveloped, Macy’s is in contract to sell its 280,000-square-foot Stonestown Galleria location, which opened in 1952, to General Growth Properties. And while sale does include a temporary leaseback of the store, it’s only until GGP... Read More »

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »