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The Revised Designs for Transforming Potrero’s East Slope

The Revised Designs for Transforming Potrero’s East Slope

As a condition of its approval last December, the design of the proposed 251-unit market rate development to transform Potrero Hill’s East Slope known as 1395 22nd Street was to be revised, “to better address the topography of the surrounding neighborhood,” both at present and as relatively soon to... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Grinds to a Halt, Here’s Why

Hayes Valley Development Grinds to a Halt, Here’s Why

Speaking of new developments in Hayes Valley, if it feels like construction on the 139 condos and grocery store space at 555 Fulton Street has ground to a halt, you’re not mistaken. But until the waylaid exterior glass panels for the building, a custom designed skin which features horizontally... Read More »

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Mission District Development Seriously Downsized

Plans to level the two-story Superior Automotive shop building on the northeast corner of 16th and Albion, a Mission District building for which Mx3 Ventures paid a record setting $8.7 million in 2013, have been abandoned. And instead of developing a new five-story building, with 28 condos over 7,300... Read More »

Big Rebel Bar Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Big Rebel Bar Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans for leveling the former Rebel Bar building at 1740-1772 Market Street and raising a nine-story development on the site, with 100 apartments over 4,400 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and parking for 160 bikes, have been granted a neighborhood-plan based exemption from having to complete a lengthy... Read More »

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Having hit the market on the last day of March listed for $5 million, the asking price for the landmark Berkeley castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way, which was modeled on a 13th-century French monastery and built in 1929 for the son of James Hume, whose father was the... Read More »

Iconic Flintstone House Now Listed for a Million Less

Iconic Flintstone House Now Listed for a Million Less

Having hit the market listed for $4.2 million ten months ago, “priced for somebody who really wanted the quirky 2,730-square-foot home rather than a developer or individual looking for a nearly 2-acre lot upon which to build a much larger Hillsborough house,” the asking price the iconic ‘Flintstone House’... Read More »

Banked Pacific Heights Home Fetches an Eye-Popping $13.25M

Banked Pacific Heights Home Fetches an Eye-Popping $13.25M

Purchased for $10 million in 2013, the completely remodeled home at 2755 Fillmore Street has sat empty for the past three years. And having returned to the market this past May listed for $13.25 million, or $2,577 per finished square foot, the re-sale of the Pacific Heights property has... Read More »

Plans for Building up MacArthur Boulevard Even Higher Than Zoned

Plans for Building up MacArthur Boulevard Even Higher Than Zoned

The days are numbered for the MacArthur Carwash and tire shop at the corner of MacArthur and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland, as the corner site traded hands for $1.325 million earlier this year and plans to develop the parcel have now been submitted to the city... Read More »

Potrero Hill Dorm Development Closer to Reality

Potrero Hill Dorm Development Closer to Reality

Plans to levels the one-story warehouse building on the northeast corner of Arkansas and 17th Streets and develop a four-story dorm for students enrolled at the California College of the Arts on the Lower Potrero Hill site are closer to reality, with San Francisco’s Planning Department having just granted... Read More »

Russian Hill Platinum House Price Reduced $1.75 Million

Russian Hill Platinum House Price Reduced $1.75 Million

Listed for $11.25 million, or just over $2,000 per square foot, two months ago, the asking price for the designer Russian Hill home at 1209 Filbert Street, which is LEED Platinum certified, has just been reduced to $9.5 million ($1,693 per listed square foot). Designed by John Maniscalco, the... Read More »