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Luxury Auto Row Development Closer to Reality

Luxury Auto Row Development Closer to Reality

While the proposed ‘luxury community’ to rise at 3300 Broadway, at the corner of Brook Street along Oakland’s Auto Row, won’t break ground this year as originally projected by the project team, the development has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approvals under the umbrella of Oakland’s... Read More »

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

Purchased by the founder of the Flip video camera company (which was sold to Cisco for $590 million in 2009 and subsequently shuttered) for $1.2 million in August of 2002, plans to expand the “immaculate pano-view Noe Valley home with attractive Mediterranean façade” at 655 Alvarado Street were... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Plans for Shuttered Gas Station Site Slated for Approval

Bonus-Sized Plans for Shuttered Gas Station Site Slated for Approval

Speaking of infilling South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission, bonus-sized plans for a seven-story building to rise on the long-shuttered gas station site on the northeast corner of 19th Street and South Van Ness Avenue could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. Plans... Read More »

Timing for 127-Unit SoMa Development to Rise

Timing for 127-Unit SoMa Development to Rise

While the building permits for the approved 127-unit apartment building to rise up to eight stories in height on the western side of 5th Street, between Shipley and Clara in Central SoMa, have yet to be issued, much less processed, Trammell Crow Residential is planning to break ground next... Read More »

Proposed 454-Unit Mid-Market Tower Massed

Proposed 454-Unit Mid-Market Tower Massed

As we first reported last week, plans to build up to 454 units of housing upon the underdeveloped Mid-Market parking lot at 469 Stevenson Street, which is currently owned by Nordstrom, are in the works. As we also noted at the time, while the site is currently only zoned... Read More »

Historic Hibernia Bank Building Sold, Positioned for Redevelopment

Historic Hibernia Bank Building Sold, Positioned for Redevelopment

Having hit the market last month touting its excellent redevelopment potential, as we first reported at the time, the sale of the historic Hibernia Bank building at 1098 Valencia Street has closed escrow with a $11.898 million contract price. Designed by Arthur Brown Jr. of Bakewell & Brown and... Read More »

Redesigned Dollar Store Development Slated for Approval

Redesigned Dollar Store Development Slated for Approval

In the works since 2009, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on December 14. While the proposed 2100 Mission Street development is still designed to rise up to six... Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: Refined Designs for Seven-Story Development

Building Up Berkeley: Refined Designs for Seven-Story Development

Plans to level the 24 Hour Fitness at 2072 Addison Street, in Downtown Berkeley, and develop a new seven-story building upon its site are slated be approved by the city this week. As newly rendered by Kirk E. Peterson & Associates for Ruegg & Ellsworth, the proposed development would... Read More »

Plans for Six Stories on Seventh Closer to Reality

Plans for Six Stories on Seventh Closer to Reality

As we first reported a couple months ago, plans to level the former industrial building turned parking garage at 230 7th Street and develop a six-story building, with 40 residential units over 2,010 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a garage for 20 stacked cars, were in the... Read More »

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Having been rebuilt, remodeled and expanded to 3,500 square feet, the modernized Mission District Victorian at 948 Hampshire Street traded hands for $3.8 million in December of 2015. The new kitchen is outfitted with a marble waterfall island, dual Thermador ovens and an operable wall of glass, perfect for... Read More »