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Major Western SoMa Development Closer to Reality

Major Western SoMa Development Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 372-unit development to rise up to seven stories in height at 1140 Harrison Street, upon the Western SoMa parcel currently occupied by the German Motors Collision Center building, have been rendered anew by BDE Architecture. And the developer, Houston-based Hanover Company, has now formally... Read More »

Cha Cha Condos in the Haight?

Cha Cha Condos in the Haight?

Plans for a seven-unit residential building to rise up to four stories in height upon the undeveloped portion of Cha Cha Cha’s Haight Street parcel at 1801 Haight Street have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. As envisioned, Cha Cha Cha’s existing building on the corner... Read More »

Building Up Burlingame’s Waterfront

Building Up Burlingame’s Waterfront

The ground has officially been broken for an 18-acre development at 300 Airport Boulevard, adjacent to Coyote Point in Burlingame. Five buildings and a parking garage will rise up to seven stories in height across the site, yielding 767,000 square feet of commercial space designed by Gensler for Chinese... Read More »

Building Up West Berkeley and San Pablo Avenue

Building Up West Berkeley and San Pablo Avenue

Plans to raze the shuttered Babitt’s Auto Repair Services and former gas station site at 2527 San Pablo Avenue, at the corner of Blake in West Berkeley, are in the works. And as proposed, a six-story building will rise up to 67 feet in height. While principally only zoned... Read More »

Zeitgeist Likely to Lose Literal NIMBY Challenge

Zeitgeist Likely to Lose Literal NIMBY Challenge

As proposed, a new five-story building with 28 condos over 6,300 square feet of new retail space and a 19-car garage will rise upon the Oil Changer site at 198 Valencia Street. In August, shortly after anti-tech flyers were posted in front of the bar, the owner of Zeitgeist... Read More »

Plans for More Density While Maintaining History in Western SoMa

Plans for More Density While Maintaining History in Western SoMa

Built in 1929, the three-story industrial building at 351-353 9th Street has been identified as a potential historic resource for the Western SOMA Light Industrial and Residential Historic District. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be redeveloped. And in fact, plans have been drawn. As proposed, the building’s foundation... Read More »

Bernal Heights Dwell-ing Fetches $1,357 per Foot

Bernal Heights Dwell-ing Fetches $1,357 per Foot

Purchased for $1.5 million back in November of 2013, the 1,253-square-foot Dwell-ing at 330 Banks Street returned to the market listed for $1.545 million last month and has just closed escrow for $1.7 million. The sale at $1,357 per square foot represents total appreciation of 13.3 percent for the... Read More »

Timing for a Transformative Market Street Project and New Park

Timing for a Transformative Market Street Project and New Park

With the preparation of the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market), and two-story retail building... Read More »

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

Development Chicken in Lower Nob Hill

As we first reported when the plans for a five-story building to rise up to 50 feet in height on the little Lower Nob Hill/Tendernob parking lot parcel at 736 Hyde Street – which is zoned for development up to 80 feet – were presented to Planning late last... Read More »

A Stunning Alamo Square Renovation and Hidden $7.3 Million Home

A Stunning Alamo Square Renovation and Hidden $7.3 Million Home

Purchased as a dilapidated four-unit building which had been completely stripped of its architectural integrity for $975,000 back in 2012, the complete transformation of the historic Alamo Square home at 1164 Fulton Street has been completed, as plugged-in people knew to expect. Behind the home’s new façade, which was... Read More »