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A High-End Atherton Pad for $21.98 Million

A High-End Atherton Pad for $21.98 Million

Designed by San Francisco-based Butler Armsden and built on a 1.4-acre Atherton parcel which had housed an older 3,700-square-foot home which was purchased for $4.2 million in 2013, the great room at the center of the new 9,700-square-foot home at 30 Belbrook Way features a vaulted ceiling and two... Read More »

One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

Speaking of significant projects in San Francisco with forward momentum, the City has just issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (which is a good thing if you’re the developer) for the proposed 13-story apartment building to rise on the 1270 Mission Street parcel, a parcel which is currently occupied... Read More »

Redevelopment of KRON TV Site for 239 Condos Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of KRON TV Site for 239 Condos Closer to Reality

As proposed, the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue, across from Tesla’s first San Francisco showroom, will be razed and a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, will rise on the Cathedral Hill site at corner of... Read More »

First Building of Massive Brooklyn Basin Development Ready to Rise

First Building of Massive Brooklyn Basin Development Ready to Rise

While the ground was broken for Signature’s massive Brooklyn Basin project (a 64-acre East Bay development which will yield up to 3,100 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 30 acres of open space along Oakland’s waterfront) back in 2014, the focus has been on preparing... Read More »

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Proposed All Stars Donuts Redevelopment Is Now a Hotel

Speaking of big hotel projects, the development team behind the proposed redevelopment of the All Stars Donuts shop site at 5th and Harrison has shifted gears and drafted new plans for a 197-room hotel to rise across the 399 5th Street parcel. As designed by Stanton Architecture, the eight-story... Read More »

The Brief History of One Montgomery

The Brief History of One Montgomery

A twelve story building designed by Willis Polk for the First National Bank of San Francisco, which was acquired by Crocker National Bank, was constructed on San Francisco’s 1 Montgomery Street parcel, at the corner of Post, back in 1908. And in 1921, a two-story addition was constructed on... Read More »

Plans to Deposit a 500-Foot Tower atop This Iconic Downtown Bank

Plans to Deposit a 500-Foot Tower atop This Iconic Downtown Bank

Plans to add a tower atop the iconic Crocker Bank Building at 1 Montgomery Street, which now sports the Wells Fargo brand, have been drafted, the development team has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss, and the preliminary designs have been submitted to the City for review.... Read More »

Designs for Contentious Affordable Development Have Been Drawn

Designs for Contentious Affordable Development Have Been Drawn

The designs for a contentious six-story development of affordable apartments to rise on the half-block parking lot parcel at 88 Broadway, at the base of Telegraph Hill, have been drafted by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity... Read More »

For Posterity’s Sake in the Tenderloin

For Posterity’s Sake in the Tenderloin

The preservation and incorporation of a portion of the existing Kahn & Keville building’s façade into the proposed development of a 121-unit building on the 500 Turk Street site isn’t simply for aesthetics. For as we noted yesterday, the existing L-shaped building on the site, which was constructed in... Read More »

Plans for Building up Central SoMa behind an Existing Facade

Plans for Building up Central SoMa behind an Existing Facade

Plans to construct a new six-story building behind the existing brick façade of the two-story building at 531-535 Bryant Street, which was built in 1918 and has been flagged as a potential historic resource, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. The proposed development would rise... Read More »