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Lucas Picks LA over SF for Billion Dollar Museum

Lucas Picks LA over SF for Billion Dollar Museum

The billion dollar Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Los Angles rather than San Francisco. While the museum’s Board of Directors focused on the positives in their announcement yesterday, noting that LA’s Exposition Park location will best position the museum “to have the greatest impact on... Read More »

A Race to (Fore)Close in Saint Francis Wood

A Race to (Fore)Close in Saint Francis Wood

Purchased for $910,000 in 2003 having sat empty for 25 years, the St. Francis Wood home at 250 Santa Paula Avenue, which was originally designed by noted architect Angus McSweeney, returned to the market listed for $2,995,000 in 2008, following a major renovation and expansion to five floors connected... Read More »

A Collective of Jackson Square Sleeping Rooms as Proposed

A Collective of Jackson Square Sleeping Rooms as Proposed

Plans to convert the two office buildings at 1020-1028 Kearny Street into a collective of 24 sleeping rooms averaging 125 square feet apiece, with a few as small as 85 square feet, are in the works. As envisioned, the residents of the 24 sleeping rooms would share ten (10)... Read More »

Bernal Heights Dwell-ing Back on the Market Priced at $1.55 Million

Bernal Heights Dwell-ing Back on the Market Priced at $1.55 Million

Purchased out of foreclosure for $450,000 back in 2011, the former 760-square-foot, one-bedroom home at 330 Banks Street was completely remodeled, modernized and re-sold as a 1,253-square-foot, three-bedroom home, “fit for Dwell magazine,” for $1.5 million in November 2013. Since featured in the aforementioned magazine, the modern Bernal Heights... Read More »

Rapid Transit Line on Geary Closer to Reality

Rapid Transit Line on Geary Closer to Reality

With construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project underway, the proposed Geary Corridor BRT line is now one big step closer to reality with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board having certified the project’s final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) last night. In the works for... Read More »

NoPa Rising: Six-Story Development Slated for Approval

NoPa Rising: Six-Story Development Slated for Approval

The public hearing for the proposed redevelopment of the old Alouis Radiator shop turned Seismic Retrofitters parcel at 650 Divisadero Street has been scheduled for January 26. And if approved, an all-new, six-story development, with 66 condos over a couple of ground floor commercial spaces and an underground garage... Read More »

A Happy Ending and More Housing in Chinatown as Proposed

A Happy Ending and More Housing in Chinatown as Proposed

If approved, the Happy Chinese Restaurant at 1326 Powell Street will be leveled. And in its place, a new six-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height, with 14 apartments over a new ground floor restaurant/retail space and a basement garage for 14 bikes and 5 cars.... Read More »

Plans for a Massive New Industrial Center in San Francisco

Plans for a Massive New Industrial Center in San Francisco

A few years ago we first noted that the LaSalle Industrial Park complex at 749 Toland Street in western Bayview, upon which four single-story warehouse buildings with a total of 448,000 square feet of space currently sit, bisected by I-280, was on the market. And as we wrote at... Read More »

Designer Noe Pad Priced at $6.8 Million

Designer Noe Pad Priced at $6.8 Million

While it hasn’t yet been listed for sale, the asking price for the designer five-bedroom home at 4352 26th Street has been set at $6.8 million or roughly $1,420 per finished square foot for the new 4,800-square-foot pad. A sale at asking would make the 26th Street pad the... Read More »

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

With plans to raise the roof at 633 Folsom Street in the works, and the designs for a 14-story building to rise on the corner site of the two-story Canton Seafood & Dim Sum restaurant at 655 Folsom Street now closer to reality, the proposed 667 Folsom Street project,... Read More »