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Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Slated to open at Market and Eighth circa 2021, in the base of the fourth and final phase of the massive Trinity Place development, the majority of the proposed 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will be below ground, accessed via a grand entry fronting Market Street. But above the market,... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans now include 273 units of high-end... Read More »

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to redevelop the site are moving forward.... Read More »

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over 40 years, was subsequently remodeled and its ornate detailing and original woodwork was whitewashed. Sporting two new kitchens and baths, the 3,100-square-foot duplex... Read More »

Plans to Raze Regal Residence Abandoned, Staged Instead

Plans to Raze Regal Residence Abandoned, Staged Instead

As we first reported last year: When the hedge fund manager who lives in the 4,400-square-foot Presidio Heights home at the corner of Walnut and Jackson learned that the home next door at 3311 Jackson, a smaller 3,000-square-foot home which had been in the same family since being constructed... Read More »

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

While its overall height and envelope remain the same, one floor has been eliminated from the proposed 250-foot-tall Hub District tower and podium to rise at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street, as newly rendered by Gould Evans. As such, the now 26-story tower... Read More »

Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Lair Now Listed for $38 Million Less

Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Lair Now Listed for $38 Million Less

Having hit the market with a bit of fanfare and an $88 million price tag back in 2015, the 21,400-square-foot Los Altos Hills home at 27500 La Vida Real was quietly listed behind an undisclosed address for $68 million early last year and subsequently reduced to $55 million this... Read More »

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

While the approval process for a 36-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street was, in fact, fast-tracked by Planning, and the development was approved back in early 2017, the project has... Read More »

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the home and an $18 million price... Read More »

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans to level the shuttered East Bay Smog Center building on the northwest corner of Shattuck and 65th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Adeline Street in Bushrod, across from the Nomad Café, are in the works. And as proposed, a contemporary four-story building with 18 residential units over nearly... Read More »