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Super Skinny Hayes Valley Buildings Slated for Approval

Super Skinny Hayes Valley Buildings Slated for Approval

While opposed by neighbors whose property line windows and verandas will be blocked (along with stated concerns about construction noise and the mature trees on the site which will be displaced), the plans for a pair of super skinny Hayes Valley buildings to rise up to five stories at... Read More »

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in... Read More »

The Surprisingly Sophisticated Design for a Tower on Mission

The Surprisingly Sophisticated Design for a Tower on Mission

From a distance, the proposed 54-story tower to rise at 518 Mission Street, the shorter of the two Oceanwide Center towers being designed by Foster + Partners and Heller Manus, might look rather plain. But the closer you get, the more detail is revealed, including the tower’s oversized window vitrines which float... Read More »

Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station Slated for Approval

Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station Slated for Approval

While the public hearing for the proposed 14-story development to rise on the northwest corner of First and Harrison, a prominent Rincon Hill parcel currently occupied by a Union 76 gas station, was pushed back until this afternoon, the project has just been granted an exemption from having to... Read More »

That Designer Penthouse on Berry Is Back at $3.2 Million

That Designer Penthouse on Berry Is Back at $3.2 Million

Purchased for $2.35 million after we featured it in 2008, the designer remodeled two-bedroom penthouse #708 atop 255 Berry, which features a wood-paneled ceiling, walls and wide plank floors, returned to the market in the year of the Black Water Dragon (2012) listed for $2.6888 million. Also offered for... Read More »

Team Behind NYC’s Chelsea Market Slated to Redevelop SF’s Pier 29

Team Behind NYC’s Chelsea Market Slated to Redevelop SF’s Pier 29

The development team behind Chelsea Market in New York City, and Ponce City Market in Atlanta, submitted the highest rated proposal for the redevelopment of San Francisco’s Pier 29 and is slated to be awarded the exclusive negotiating rights for the Pier’s 20,000-square-foot Bulkhead Building which fronts the Embarcadero.... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

Another Million Dollar Reduction for a Renovated Landmark Mansion

On the market for $10.25 million in late 2013, the asking price for the landmark, but newly renovated, Pacific Heights Mansion at 1735 Franklin Street was reduced to $9.7 million in 2014 and then to $8.995 million last year. Known to some as the “Brandenstein” or “Bransten” house, the... Read More »

First Peek at the Transbay Transit Center’s New Skin

First Peek at the Transbay Transit Center’s New Skin

A plugged-in reader provides the first peek at the perforated aluminum skin being installed for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center which is slated to open in 2017, assuming an emergency $260 million bailout loan keeps the construction crews employed this summer. Originally designed to be glass, the switch to... Read More »

Plans for the Ultimate San Francisco Penthouse

Plans for the Ultimate San Francisco Penthouse

While the 15,000-square-foot penthouse atop LUMINA’s 42-story Tower B is on the market for $49 million, the existence of which we first reported last year, there’s an even bigger and higher floor penthouse in the works in San Francisco. As currently envisioned and rendered above, the entire top floor... Read More »

New Timing for San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower to Rise

New Timing for San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower to Rise

With refined designs for a pair of towers and a six-story Urban Room to rise at First and Mission, the tallest of which will reach a height of 910 feet and become the second tallest building in San Francisco, behind the Salesforce/Transbay Tower which is rising to 1,070 feet... Read More »