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Refined Designs for Showplace Square Maker / Office Development

Refined Designs for Showplace Square Maker / Office Development

As we first reported yesterday, the proposed Showplace Square maker/office project to rise up to four stories in height at One De Haro Street has qualified for a streamlined environmental review. And in fact, the re-development of the now centrally located San Francisco Gravel Company site, as newly refined... Read More »

Plans for New Maker and Office Infill Project Closer to Reality

Plans for New Maker and Office Infill Project Closer to Reality

In the works since 2016, the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Gravel Company’s (now) centrally located one-acre parcel at the intersection of Berry and De Haro Streets, which the company has owned and operated since the 1920s, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review. As designed and... Read More »

Banker’s Eight-Figure Presidio Heights Pad Fails to Fetch its ’06 Price

Banker’s Eight-Figure Presidio Heights Pad Fails to Fetch its ’06 Price

Purchased by onetime Bank of America Chairman and CEO, David Coulter, along with his wife, Susan Weeks Coulter, for $15.225 million in 2006, the 9,100-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3444 Washington Street returned to the market with an $18 million price tag early last year, having failed to sell... Read More »

Bonus Plans to Level and Redevelop This Historical Resource Site

Bonus Plans to Level and Redevelop This Historical Resource Site

As we first reported eight months ago: “The two-story concrete building at 220 9th Street, which is home to Desmoto Sport, Hop.in and a number of other businesses in the portion of the building which fronts Dore Street (such as Guitronics amplifier repair) was built in 1924 for the... Read More »

Dolores Park Hive Now Listed at a Larger Loss and Plying Crypto

Dolores Park Hive Now Listed at a Larger Loss and Plying Crypto

As we reported this past October: Purchased by the founder of Hive Communities for $6.495 million in April of last year, the 5,493-square-foot “Light House” condo at 651 Dolores Street, one of four condos within the converted Second Church of Christ Scientist, returned to the market this past August... Read More »

Floating Fire Station (Even) Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Floating Fire Station (Even) Closer to Reality on San Francisco’s Bay

Having ditched the previously proposed smooth aluminum exterior panels and terracotta screens, “that lacked precedent within the historic district,” and adopted a corrugated metal finish with aluminum airfoil louvers at either end, the refined plans for a floating expansion of San Francisco’s historic Fire Station 35 at Pier 22... Read More »

Rendering for Skinny Transbay District Tower Revealed

Rendering for Skinny Transbay District Tower Revealed

As we reported last week, plans for a skinny 44-story tower to rise on the Transbay District parcel at 540 Howard Street, upon which the three-story Temple nightclub building currently sits, have been drafted. And as newly rendered by Ankrom Mosian Architects above, and in more detail below, the... Read More »

Shoehorned Home Sans Parking Fetches $3.5 Million

Shoehorned Home Sans Parking Fetches $3.5 Million

Purchased for $3.1 million in April of 2015, the 3,687-square-foot, four-bedroom Clarendon Heights home which was shoehorned between two existing homes, and originally built without any legal way to reach it, returned to the market listed for $3.695 million, or roughly $1,002 per square foot, this past February. Reduced... Read More »

Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Estate Now Listed for $33 Million Less

Tech Mogul’s Silicon Valley Estate Now Listed for $33 Million Less

The 21,400-square-foot home at 27500 La Vida Real in Los Altos Hills, which was built for Kumar Malavalli, the co-founder of Brocade Communications Systems and current VC, hit the market with a bit of fanfare and an $88 million price tag back in 2015. Features of the five-bedroom home... Read More »

Proposed Hub Heights Raised, Impact Report about to Be Drafted

Proposed Hub Heights Raised, Impact Report about to Be Drafted

With San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan nearing adoption, the city’s Planning Department is about to start drafting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the equally ambitious Hub District Plan. In addition to improving and activating the area’s streets, alleys and public realm, the Market Street Hub plan would... Read More »