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The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

While the developer who recently paid $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory in the Mission has ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels, the zoning of the parcel upon which the Armory sits (Urban Mixed Use) would have to be changed to allow... Read More »

Mission District Institution on the Market

Mission District Institution on the Market

Founded by Gabriel Maldonado in 1951, back when the Mission District was primarily an Irish and Italian working-class neighborhood, La Victoria Bakery was the first Latino-owned business on the 24th Street corridor. The panaderia moved across the street to its current location at 2937 24th Street, a corner building... Read More »

Conversion of Mid-Market Retail Space Calendared for Next Month

Conversion of Mid-Market Retail Space Calendared for Next Month

Completed a year ago next month and dubbed “6×6 San Francisco” by the marketing team, the new 350,000-square-foot retail center at 945 Market Street has sat empty ever since, not including the center’s 173-car garage which is operational. Arguing that the marketing team’s inability to secure any retail tenants... Read More »

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Boutique Hotel in the Castro Closer to Reality

Plans for a boutique 12-room hotel, with a 1,800-square-foot ground floor restaurant and a decent sized roof deck for guests, but no formal hotel lobby, to rise up to 40 feet in height on 18th Street, in the heart of the Castro, could be approved on March 1. As... Read More »

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

A developer with ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels has paid a reported $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission Street in the Mission which had been home to Kink.com. Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, purchased the century-old armory... Read More »

New Life but No Housing for This Dogpatch Parcel as Proposed

New Life but No Housing for This Dogpatch Parcel as Proposed

Plans to redevelop the Dogpatch parcel at 2230 Third Street, upon which the one-story Leo’s Tire and Brake shop building which was most recently occupied by Skully Helmets (a crowdfunded tech company which was shuttered in 2016, its assets sold and the technology is now being developed in Atlanta)... Read More »

Big Plans for a Showplace Development on Kansas Street

Big Plans for a Showplace Development on Kansas Street

Having traded hands for $14.2 million in early 2016, plans to level the 31,000-square-foot Kleinen Square showroom/commercial building at 300 Kansas Street, which fronts 16th Street between Kansas and Vermont, are in the works. And as designed by El Dorado Inc (which is actually based in Kansas City, MO)... Read More »

Union Street Vacancy Count Ticks Up

Union Street Vacancy Count Ticks Up

Including a couple of spurs down Fillmore and Webster Streets, such as the space which Shake Shack has been eyeing to become their first outlet in San Francisco, as we first reported last week, the number of vacant storefronts on the Union Street corridor has ticked up to twenty-two (22),... Read More »

BrainWash Building on the Market in Western SoMa

BrainWash Building on the Market in Western SoMa

Purchased for $749,000 in 1988, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the recently shuttered BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, is now on the market with a $4.95 million price tag. The 4,000-square-foot Folsom Street parcel... Read More »

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Approved for development back in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11 and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, the parking lot parcel at 72 Ellis... Read More »