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Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Not including the future Bayfront Park, a five-and-a-half-acre waterfront expanse across Terry Francois Boulevard with water-oriented activities and large lawns which the development of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena will trigger, the arena project itself includes 3.2 acres of plazas and publicly accessible space. In addition to a proposed 3,700 square foot plaza at the Read More »

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

The designs for a new development to rise in Dogpatch behind the former Police Station at 2300 3rd Street and adjacent to the former Fire Station at 909 Tennessee, a building which was purchased by a plugged-in reader a few year back, have been revised and refined. As proposed, the existing one-story Furniture Innovation warehouse Read More »

Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Plan Revealed!

Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena Plan Revealed!

The conceptual plan for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed sports and entertainment center to rise in Mission Bay has been unveiled.  The key components and layout for the 12-acre, mixed-use development include: A state-of-the-art arena and event space with approximately 18,000 seats, Two twelve-story office buildings with 500,000 square feet of space, Between 55,000 and 95,000 Read More »

Modern Addition To Historic Polk Street Building Proposed To Rise

Modern Addition To Historic Polk Street Building Proposed To Rise

The northwest corner of Polk and Cedar could be in for a rather modern addition if a proposed building designed by Natoma Architects is approved to rise eight stories behind the existing facade on the site. As designed, the front quarter of the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street would be renovated and restored Read More »

Dogpatch Development Watch: Impact And Timing For 800 Indiana

Dogpatch Development Watch: Impact And Timing For 800 Indiana

The Environmental Impact Report for AvalonBay’s proposed development of 338 apartments at 800 Indiana Street, in Dogpatch across from Esprit Park and upon the 2.5-acre parcel upon which the San Francisco Opera’s warehouse currently stands, has been published and the public hearing for the report has been scheduled for September 11. Surrounded by 22nd Street Read More »

En Fuego On Filbert And On The Market For $6.3M

En Fuego On Filbert And On The Market For $6.3M

While not yet listed for sale, the latest project from Nova Designs + Builds, a contemporary four-bedroom Cow Hollow home at 1973 Filbert Street, is about to hit the market for $6,300,000. The main floor and kitchen open to a south-facing garden with one of four outdoor areas and fire pits. The three full bathrooms Read More »

Last Undeveloped Berry Street Site Set To Break Ground

Last Undeveloped Berry Street Site Set To Break Ground

Construction on the last undeveloped building site along Berry Street, the wedged shaped Mission Bay parcel at 360 Berry Street, adjacent to Mission Walk and across the street from Edgewater, is scheduled to break ground next month. While originally slated for condominiums, the Mission Bay master plan was amended earlier this year to allow a 129-unit rental Read More »

Designs For Modern Potrero Hill Development On Texas, Yee-Haw!

Designs For Modern Potrero Hill Development On Texas, Yee-Haw!

If approved next week, a five-story building with 91 condos and 600 square feet of corner retail space could rise at the eastern end of Potrero Hill, fronting Texas, 22nd and Mississippi Streets.  As proposed, sixty percent of the condos would be two-bedrooms or larger and average a little over 870 square feet apiece. Designed Read More »

Harold and Lena’s Home Sells For A Little Less Than In 2007

Harold and Lena’s Home Sells For A Little Less Than In 2007

Designed by Daniel Solomon for Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (one of the bedrooms was originally her rehearsal studio) and her husband, recording artist and producer Pat Gleeson (another of the bedrooms was originally his recording studio), the modern Potrero Hill home at 610 Rhode Island sold for $2,551,000 in August of 2007. As we wrote Read More »

Plans To Raze Flax For More Housing To Rise Are Moving Ahead

Plans To Raze Flax For More Housing To Rise Are Moving Ahead

Plans to raze the iconic Flax Art & Design store at 1699 Market Street and construct a nine-story building with 160 units of housing, 123 parking spaces, and 4,500 square feet of commercial space along Market Street have taken two steps forward. An application to commence the environmental evaluation for the development has been submitted Read More »

The Renoir Hotel’s Storied History

The Renoir Hotel’s Storied History

A plugged-in reader and former employee of the Renoir Hotel provides a fantastic breakdown of the Mid-Market building’s storied history and transformation over time: The origins of the Renoir Hotel go actually back to the years 1900-1904 when famous San Francisco architect Albert Pissis designed and built the Callaghan Building – originally a six story Read More »

Folsom Street Development Approved, 114 Condos To Rise

Folsom Street Development Approved, 114 Condos To Rise

Trumark Urban’s proposed development of a nine-story building at 923 Folsom Street, adjacent to San Francisco’s new Fire Station #1 and across the Street from Mosso at 900 Folsom, has been approved. Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the project includes 114 condos, 80 underground parking spaces, and 1,600 square feet of retail which will front Read More »

Before And After In Bernal Heights And Back On The Market For $1.3M

Before And After In Bernal Heights And Back On The Market For $1.3M

Listed for “$499,000″ this past September as a 1,500-square-foot Bernal Heights home with a two-car garage, a formal dining room and living room (both with built-ins), and a kitchen which was “ready to be remodeled,” the sale of 239 Justin Drive attracted 19 offers and the property sold for $750,000. Having since been remodeled and Read More »

The Most Expensive Home Sold In SF Last Month And End Of An Era

The Most Expensive Home Sold In SF Last Month And End Of An Era

Having been on and off the market for the past seven years and originally listed for $17,800,000, the Pacific Heights home at 2090 Vallejo Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $9,500,000, making it the most expensive home sale in San Francisco last month. Designed by Clarence Tantau for City of Paris Read More »

Foreclosed Upon In 2010, A Familiar Noe Valley Home Returns

Foreclosed Upon In 2010, A Familiar Noe Valley Home Returns

Foreclosed upon in 2010 having been purchased for $1,945,000 in 2007, the remodeled Noe Valley home at 1420 Douglass Street re-sold for $1,440,000 four years ago.  Today, the contemporary three-bedroom home with an open floor plan divided by a familiar two-way fireplace is back on the market and listed for $1,795,000. The kitchen is decked out Read More »