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The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

Formerly owned by the Garibaldi family, the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets, which is known as 770 Woolsey and is currently home to the decaying greenhouse remains of the family’s old University Mound Nursery (a.k.a The Rose Factory), was acquired by... Read More »

Historic Lower Haight Theater Lofts Unit Takes a Little Hit

Historic Lower Haight Theater Lofts Unit Takes a Little Hit

Purchased for $1.62 million in August of 2015, the 1,845-square-foot loft unit #106 in the historic Theatre Lofts building at 560 Haight Street, a “chic industrial” conversion which “features double height windows, steel beams, vintage polished concrete and great ceiling volume,” returned to the market priced at $1.695 million... Read More »

Upgraded Russian Hill Victorian Nearly Fetches Its 2016 Price

Upgraded Russian Hill Victorian Nearly Fetches Its 2016 Price

Purchased for $2.95 million in June of 2016, the “exceptional” Russian Hill home on an extra-wide corner lot at 2500 Leavenworth Street, with “soaring 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and period details,” not to mention sweeping views from its upper level and deck, was subsequently upgraded and now features a... Read More »

Folsom Street Development and Its Shadow Closer to Reality

Folsom Street Development and Its Shadow Closer to Reality

Having been redesigned to look less “muddled,” while adding a floor, last year, the proposed seven-story development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Street, upon the Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site at 1052-1060 Folsom Street, has been redesigned anew by SIA Consulting, at least... Read More »

Cause of Transit Center’s Cracks and Proposed Fix Revealed

Cause of Transit Center’s Cracks and Proposed Fix Revealed

The forensic engineering team (LPI) engaged to identify the root cause of the two fissures/fractures which caused the emergency closure of San Francisco’s new Salesforce Transit Center, a month after it opened, has reached a preliminary conclusion and a possible fix has been drafted. According to the team, the... Read More »

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

The draft findings as to what caused the cracked beams which suddenly closed San Francisco’s brand new transit center are slated to be delivered to the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) by December 17 along with a draft repair strategy and proposed fix. But with a peer review... Read More »

Ambitious Plans for Prominent Chunk of Telegraph Hill Revealed

Ambitious Plans for Prominent Chunk of Telegraph Hill Revealed

With the list price for the 120-foot-wide chunk of Telegraph Hill’s hillside which fronts Sansome Street, below the homes at the end of Alta Street above, having been reduced to $998,000 earlier this year, the sale of the 1235 Sansome Street site (which is technically three parcels and was... Read More »

Proposed Chestnut Street Infill Project Closer to Reality

Proposed Chestnut Street Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year, plans to level the long-standing Wells Fargo branch building at 2055 Chestnut Street and redevelop its Marina District parcel, which stretches from Chestnut to Lombard, are in the works and newly rendered below. And while the height of the proposed 40-foot-tall building... Read More »

Modern Mount Olympus Development Even Closer to Reality

Modern Mount Olympus Development Even Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year: Plans for a modern 10-unit development to effectively rise on the northwest corner of 17th and Roosevelt, below the summit of San Francisco’s Mount Olympus on the southern border of Ashbury Heights, have been in the works since 2014. As proposed by... Read More »

New Tower Flagged a Four Seasons

New Tower Flagged a Four Seasons

The 45-story tower rising at 706 Mission Street will be flagged a Four Seasons development and its 146 Private Residences (condos) will be managed by Four Seasons staff, positioned to “complement the neighboring Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences San Francisco,” although existing Residents, who fought to block the... Read More »