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Mission Bay Children’s Park Coming soon

Mission Bay Children’s Park Coming soon

Mission Bay “Park P6″ is a triangular parcel of land measuring a little over an acre at the intersection of Long Bridge and China Basin Streets. The eastern two-thirds of the parcel is in the process of being transformed into a the only dedicated Children’s Playground planned for Mission... Read More »

Another Parcel Near Parque Ninos With Plans For Development

Another Parcel Near Parque Ninos With Plans For Development

Speaking of a development which could be caught in the crosshairs of a threatened housing moratorium in the Mission, and another which borders the old Southern Pacific Railroad Right of Way, the parcel at 953 Treat, across the street from Parque Ninos Unidos between 22d and 23rd, is in contract... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Development Downsized, Art Center Cut

Modern Mid-Market Development Downsized, Art Center Cut

Group I’s plans for a modern Mid-Market hotel, residential and retail complex to rise up to 200-feet in height at the corner of Market and Turk have been downsized, and the development’s proposed 75,000-square-foot Center for Arts & Education to rise at Turk and Taylor has been altogether cut.... Read More »

Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home Fetches $2.5M, Fate Unknown

Distinctive Telegraph Hill Home Fetches $2.5M, Fate Unknown

Having been listed for $1.995 million, the sale of the rather distinctive Telegraph Hill home at 340 Chestnut Street, which was designed and owned by the late architect, Herbert Kosovitz, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.5 million. Finished from the floor to 18-foot ceiling in... Read More »

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Two years in the making, the Living Alleys Toolkit establishes the framework, strategies and processes for creating a network of plazas, gardens, and active public spaces in traffic calmed alleyways throughout the Market-Octavia Plan Area.  And it’s a toolkit which can be applied to other areas of the city... Read More »

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

While Kilroy Realty has been tight-lipped with respect to their plans for the San Francisco Flower Mart parcel, at least beyond a new high-tech underground market for the mart, the firm has been quietly working on designs for a three-tower development to rise up to 250-feet in height on... Read More »

Planning Code Could Derail Parkside Project

Planning Code Could Derail Parkside Project

Plans to raze the old Parkside Cleaners on the southwest corner of Taraval Street and 17th Avenue and construct a four-story building, with three 2,200-square-foot condos over 1,500 square feet of retail, are in the works. Standing in the way of the development: Section 145.1 of San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Another Battle Brewing Over Plans For Lower Potrero Hill Site

Another Battle Brewing Over Plans For Lower Potrero Hill Site

With Kaiser Permanente having been dissuaded from building their Medical Office Building at 16th and Mississippi in Lower Potrero Hill, or “LoPo” if you will, new plans for a 260-unit residential building to rise up to six stories on the northern half of the Corovan Storage Facility site have... Read More »

Meticulously Kept In Monterey Heights

Meticulously Kept In Monterey Heights

Designed by architect Henry Gutterson and meticulously kept, the 6,800-square-foot English Tudor at 126 Miraloma Drive has been owned by two families since 1928.  And with a list price of $4.25 million, the current custodians of the eight-bedroom home are looking for the third. A grand staircase connects the... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Environmental Impact Report for San Francisco’s proposed Second Street Improvement Project, which intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on both sides of the street, a whole host of sidewalk and streetscape... Read More »

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

Scoop: The “Copper House” Is Bernal’s First $3M Home

As we wrote when we first reported the record breaking sale of 152 Elsie last week, “the quiet sale of another Bernal Heights home which was never officially on the market is poised to blow away the $2.3 million record.” And this afternoon, the sale of 171 Ripley was officially added... Read More »

Peek Inside A Five Million Dollar One-Bedroom

Peek Inside A Five Million Dollar One-Bedroom

Originally a three-bedroom, the fourth floor of the Russian Hill building at 2222 Hyde Street has been remodeled by interior designer, John Wheatman, to effectively serve as a rather enviable one-bedroom unit, with postcard worthy views of the city and bay from the dining room, living room and library.... Read More »

Over 50 Parklets And New Plazas In SF (And Plans For Many More)

Over 50 Parklets And New Plazas In SF (And Plans For Many More)

Over fifty (50) Parklets have been installed in San Francisco and at least one removed, another thirty-five (35) are in the process of being permitted or designed, and inquires for nearly one hundred (100) more have been made. In addition, a number of new Street Plazas have taken root, including... Read More »

A Turning Point For The Trendyloin?

A Turning Point For The Trendyloin?

Having been on and off the market for over five years, the full-floor penthouse unit atop the Art Deco Hamilton building at 631 O’Farrell Street, in the heart of the “Trendyloin,” is in contract to be sold. Purchased for $2,500,000 in 2000 and listed for $4,500,000 in 2009, the 3,900-square-foot... Read More »