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Eight-Story Development in the Tenderloin Closer to Reality

Eight-Story Development in the Tenderloin Closer to Reality

Purchased for $1.528 million in August of 2016, the rent for the Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was soon raised, the business subsequently shuttered, and plans to raze the building and redevelop its Tenderloin parcel were drafted, as we first reported at the time. And having since... Read More »

New Feng Shui Selling Points for that Modern $30 Million Mansion

New Feng Shui Selling Points for that Modern $30 Million Mansion

With a buyer yet to emerge for the modern Atherton mansion which sits on a 1.6-acre parcel at 96 Ridge View Drive, the marketing materials for the Stanley Saitowitz designed home, which currently sports a $29.8 million price tag, have just been updated to highlight nine “Feng Shui Features”... Read More »

Plans for an Upscale Nob Hill Infill Project

Plans for an Upscale Nob Hill Infill Project

Plans to raze the two-story, 56-space parking garage at 1320 Washington Street, between Leavenworth and Jones, are in works. And as envisioned by Urban Land Development, a six-story building would rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Nob Hill site. As designed by Handel Architects, the project... Read More »

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

Results of SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280 Redevelopment Study

While the full results of San Francisco’s Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Boulevard Feasibility Study, which is now known as Planning’s five-point Rail Alignment and Benefits (RAB) Study, are slated to be revealed this evening, here’s the executive summary: 1. As we expected and first reported last month, the recommended... Read More »

The Master Plans for CCA’s Big Expansion Have Been Drafted

The Master Plans for CCA’s Big Expansion Have Been Drafted

In addition to the revised plans for 520 beds of student housing to rise up to five stories in height on its 188 Hooper Street site at the intersection of Hooper, Eighth, Carolina and Channel, the California College of the Arts is planning to construct a new 96,000-square-foot academic... Read More »

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

An appeal of Planning’s findings with respect to the expected environmental impact of the proposed 168-unit apartment building with a mix of 78 studios, 54 one-bedrooms, 31 twos and one three to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northeast corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues,... Read More »

Conversion of Historic Convalescent Home Closer to Reality

Conversion of Historic Convalescent Home Closer to Reality

With the owner having retired and the former convalescent home having been shuttered, plans to convert the historic three-story building at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue, which was designed by Frederick H. Meyer, constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1916, and first served as the Union Iron Works Hospital, into... Read More »

Pac Heights Apartment Quietly on the Market for $25 Million

Pac Heights Apartment Quietly on the Market for $25 Million

While it hasn’t officially been listed for sale, unit #2 in the überexclusive Pacific Heights building at 2006 Washington Street is now quietly on the market with a $25 million price tag. In addition to the building’s entire second floor, the roughly 7,800-square-foot cooperative unit, which is currently configured... Read More »

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

In the works since 2016, three comprehensive plans for transforming San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, as newly rendered and outlined below, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Intended to illustrate “a range of long-term potential improvements and approaches to... Read More »

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

The new plans for an eleven-story building to rise on the site of the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building turned Empire Room at 555 Golden Gate Avenue could be approved next week. As now designed by RG-Architecture, versus Natoma Architects as previously rendered, for JS Sullivan Development, the proposed project... Read More »