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Challenge of Elbo Room Redevelopment Slated to Fail

Challenge of Elbo Room Redevelopment Slated to Fail

The building permits for the proposed three-story addition and residential conversion of the two-story Elbo Room building at 645-647 Valencia Street have been requested and triaged. And the formal challenge filed by the owners of the 3-unit building behind the bar who were seeking to force a major redesign... Read More »

Expansion of Sprawling City Center Complex Slated for Approval

Expansion of Sprawling City Center Complex Slated for Approval

With Target breathing new life into the sprawling 6.6-acre City Center complex at the intersection of Geary and Masonic, plans to add another 33,000 square feet of retail space have been drawn and could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Built for Sears in 1961, with... Read More »

Refined Designs for Building Five Stories behind 21st Amendment

Refined Designs for Building Five Stories behind 21st Amendment

Responding to feedback from San Francisco’s Architectural Review Committee, Sternberg Benjamin has refined the plans for a five-story building with a 22,631-square-foot gym on the ground floor and 49,840 square feet of office space above to rise on 77-85 Federal Street parcel, behind the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant.... Read More »

Plans for a Moxy Hotel to Rise in North Beach Back in Play

Plans for a Moxy Hotel to Rise in North Beach Back in Play

Having effectively been on hold for a couple of years, plans to raze the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental shop run by Sports Basement at 1196 Columbus Avenue and build a 75-room Moxy Hotel upon the North Beach site are back in play. As designed by Stanton... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut for a New Penthouse Condo

Million Dollar Price Cut for a New Penthouse Condo

Measuring 3,770 square feet and outfitted with three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a pair of private balconies, the Lumina Tower D unit #36A at 338 Main Street was relatively priced and listed at $8,895,000, or roughly $2,359 per square foot, by the sales office last year. Said listing... Read More »

Plans for Redeveloping Balboa Reservoir Site Revealed

Plans for Redeveloping Balboa Reservoir Site Revealed

The final three plans for redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been revealed and could yield over 1,200 units of housing; parking for up to 1,260 cars;... Read More »

Purple Building’s Days are Numbered, Tech Space to Rise

Purple Building’s Days are Numbered, Tech Space to Rise

As we wrote last year: Plans to raze the purple building at 340 11th Street, a former metal shop in the middle of San Francisco’s 11th Street Club Corridor, and construct a modern four-story building on its lot, have just been granted an exception from having to complete a... Read More »

Pac Heights Pad on the Market for $40 Million Has Sold

Pac Heights Pad on the Market for $40 Million Has Sold

The shiny new 12,000-square-foot spec home at 2712 Broadway, which has been on the market since the end of last year with a $40 million price tag, has sold “in a battle with multiple bidders,” according to Pacific Union’s PR team. The final contract price for the Billionaires Row home... Read More »

Plans for a Hotel to Sprout on Shuttered ‘Oasis of the ‘Loin’ Site

Plans for a Hotel to Sprout on Shuttered ‘Oasis of the ‘Loin’ Site

Shuttered by a rent increase last year, plans to level the former Amsterdam Café at 937 Geary Street, along with the two adjacent storefronts at 939 Geary (Hanaro Cocktails) and 941 Geary, are in the works. And as proposed, a five-story hotel will rise up to 58 feet in... Read More »

One Oak Tower and Plaza Slated for Approval

One Oak Tower and Plaza Slated for Approval

Along with the refined designs for its signature plaza which we first revealed last week and are newly rendered in more detail below, the plans for the proposed One Oak Street tower to rise up to 400 feet in height (420 feet if you count its parapet) on the... Read More »