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ReadersReport: First Twelve Floors Of Fox Plaza On The Market?

From a plugged-in tipster: I have it on by a good source that the Archstone Fox Plaza is on the market again. The new owner evidently does not want the Fox Plaza in its portfolio. The main lobby has been recently remodeled. The Ruth Asawa fountain sculpture was ripped... Read More »

Approved For Residential, But Building Commercial (535 Mission)

Approved For Residential, But Building Commercial (535 Mission)

Hines had planned to build an office tower, then Monahan Pacific acquired the site and received approval to build high-end condos, and now Beacon Capital Partners is back to offices and moving forward with a 27-story tower at 535 Mission (currently the surface area parking lot next to Salt... Read More »

1575 South Van Ness: NIMBY Neighbors Actually Arguing For Density?

1575 South Van Ness: NIMBY Neighbors Actually Arguing For Density?

According to a plugged-in tipster, ICI Paints acquired the remaining 17-year lease for 1575 South Van Ness from Hollywood Video’s bankruptcy auction (“outbidding the owner and several other bidders”) and was seeking a conditional use permit to establish “a formula retail use paint store (dba ICI Paints) within an... Read More »

No Real Story (But We Simply Couldn’t Resist): 2728-2730 21st Street

No Real Story (But We Simply Couldn’t Resist): 2728-2730 21st Street

While Edwardians and Victorians represent one era of San Francisco’s past, this definitely represents another. ∙ Listing: 2728-2730 21st Street (Mixed Use) – $1,150,000 Read More »

Forget Bagdad By The Bay, This Is More Like Babylon (By The Bay)

Forget Bagdad By The Bay, This Is More Like Babylon (By The Bay)

John King has the design scoop on 110 The Embarcadero, a proposed glass and vine covered office building by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (design) and Hines (developer): “The proposed 10-story building would rise from a sliver of land next to the Audiffred Building, a three-story brick landmark from 1889... Read More »

Home Depot Bayshore (San Francisco): Let’s Get Ready To Rubble!

Home Depot Bayshore (San Francisco): Let’s Get Ready To Rubble!

It was well over two years ago that we first wrote: Next week Home Depot is headed back in front of the Planning Commission. Having signed a lease for the old Goodman Lumber location at 491 Bayshore Blvd. over five years ago , the Depot is still... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On The 52 Condos Rising At 818 Van Ness Ave

The SocketSite Scoop On The 52 Condos Rising At 818 Van Ness Ave

818 Van Ness Avenue is an eight (8) story mixed-use condominium project of 52 residential units above two new retail spaces (810 and 826 Van Ness). The design is by Forum Design. The building should be on the market in early 2008. And yes, they’re already accounted for in... Read More »

The Things You Can See From Those Virtual Views (222 2nd Street)

The Things You Can See From Those Virtual Views (222 2nd Street)

An eagle eyed reader checks out the virtual views from 555 Mission and notices a plain white box rendered at the corner of 2nd and Howard. And while that corner currently serves as a surface level parking lot, the rendering appears to be a placeholder (and no, not the... Read More »

A Virtual Tour Of 555 Mission Street (And Downtown San Francisco)

A Virtual Tour Of 555 Mission Street (And Downtown San Francisco)

555 Mission Street (downtown San Francisco between first and second) is a thirty-three story office tower that’s being developed by Tishman Speyer, is “registered for LEED certification,” and should be completed around October 2008. And if you don’t feel like waiting a year to see how the tower will... Read More »

Party Live Like A Rock Star (Once Again, Quite Literally)

Party Live Like A Rock Star (Once Again, Quite Literally)

It’s a boutique mixed use building at 544 Natoma Street that was designed by Sternberg Benjamin Architects in 2002 (and commissioned by Tony Espinoza/Sally Haskovec) to house a digital recording studio (San Francisco Soundworks) and its parade of recording artists (in two three-story residences) above. The residences (which were... Read More »