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Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Purchased as a legal three-unit building for $7.3 million in early 2014 and then gutted, merged, expanded and “restored,” 2476 Broadway returned to the market listed as a “Stately Pacific Heights Compound” for $22 million this past May. Reduced to $19.5 million in August, the property was in contract... Read More »

Contemporary Dogpatch Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Contemporary Dogpatch Redevelopment Closer to Reality

The proposed redevelopment of the two-story Watermark Press Building’s parcel at 950 Tennessee Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. As designed and newly refined by Handel Architects, the proposed development to rise up to four stories across the Dogpatch site features two distinct... Read More »

Plans for a New Union Square Hotel Revealed

Plans for a New Union Square Hotel Revealed

The formal application for authorization to convert the vacant Spring Valley Water Company Building at 425 Mason Street, which was originally designed by Willis Polk and built in 1922, from an office building into a 77-room AC Hotel by Marriott has been submitted to the City. Purchased for $6... Read More »

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

With the ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Oceanwide Center development in Downtown San Francisco slated for December 8, the two new towers to rise up to 910 feet in height at First and Mission Streets should be ready for occupancy in 2021. Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration... Read More »

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Having sold as new for $699,000 in June of 2012, the one-bedroom Pacific Heights condo #203 at 1840 Washington Street, a steel-framed building “with luxury finishes and timeless modern design,” returned to market listed for $949,000 this past September, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 35... Read More »

Angel of Hope Home Fetches $3.1 Million

Angel of Hope Home Fetches $3.1 Million

Purchased for $2.4 million in April of 2000, the 3,500-square-foot Ashbury Heights home behind the “Angel of Hope” sculpture at 1591 Shrader Street, which was carved out of the trunk of a Monterrey Cypress at the edge of the home’s driveway by sculptor Jack Mealy in the late 1990’s,... Read More »

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

The conceptual design for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A), has been refined, rendered anew and is slated to be presented to San... Read More »

Proposed 13-Story Van Ness Corridor Project Closer to Reality

Proposed 13-Story Van Ness Corridor Project Closer to Reality

Plans to level the two-story parking garage at 830 Eddy Street (which currently provides leased parking for the adjacent six-story office building at 815/819 Van Ness Avenue Van Ness and serves as the drive thru entrance for the Burger King below) and develop a 13-story building across the Van... Read More »

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

While the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets is currently zoned for building up to 275 feet in height, plans for 399-foot tower to rise on the western quarter of the block – with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site... Read More »

The Plans for 143 Affordable Apartments and Arts Space on Folsom

The Plans for 143 Affordable Apartments and Arts Space on Folsom

The preliminary plans for an eight-story building with 143 below market rate apartments over 12,000 square feet of PDR space dedicated to the arts and a 4,400 square foot childcare center to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and 16th Street in the Mission have been massed by... Read More »