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Denser Jug Shop Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Denser Jug Shop Redevelopment Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year, plans to level the iconic Jug Shop complex on the northeast corner of Polk and Pacific are in the works, with preliminary plans for a six-story building, with 43 market rate condos over 6,500 square feet of new restaurant/retail space, to rise up... Read More »

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

As proposed, nearly 800 residential units could be built at the base of the West Oakland BART station, with a 30-story, 500-unit residential building rising up to 320 feet in height at the corner of 7th and Mandela, a 7-story mid-rise building with 240 below market rate units (and... Read More »

Refined Plans for Building Up Broadway Closer to Reality

Refined Plans for Building Up Broadway Closer to Reality

As we first reported back in December of 2017: Plans for a mixed-use building to rise up to six stories in height upon on the parking lot parcel at 425 Broadway, which actually wraps around the three-story Crowbar and residential hotel building on the corner of Broadway and Montgomery,... Read More »

BIG Plans for a Pair of Swoopy Towers Closer to Reality

BIG Plans for a Pair of Swoopy Towers Closer to Reality

As we first reported in December of 2017, Tishman Speyer was pushing forward with their plans for two modern towers to rise up to 420 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend, stretching across seven Central SoMa parcels, including those currently occupied by The Creamery,... Read More »

Affordable Development in the Mission Finally Breaks Ground

Affordable Development in the Mission Finally Breaks Ground

Having survived a parking related challenge, the plans for a nine-story building with 127 units of affordable housing to rise on the northern half of the parking lot parcel at the corner of Folsom and 17th Street, adjacent to the new In Chan Kaajal Park on the southern half... Read More »

Approved Dollar Store Development on the Market in the Mission

Approved Dollar Store Development on the Market in the Mission

As we first reported last year: Having already been redesigned to look “less upscale” and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets was subsequently challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for the potential... Read More »

Russian Hill Hideaway Fails to Fetch Its 2015 Price

Russian Hill Hideaway Fails to Fetch Its 2015 Price

As we noted near the end of last year: Originally designed by William Wurster and perched on the eastern slope of Russian Hill, the three-bedroom home at 1116 Greenwich Street, which actually fronts the Greenwich Pathway versus the street, was renovated in 2008 and sold for $2.825 million in... Read More »

Modern Silicon Valley Mansion Now Listed for Nearly $5 Million Less

Modern Silicon Valley Mansion Now Listed for Nearly $5 Million Less

Having been priced at $29.8 million early last year, touting nine Feng Shui selling points (including that the “grounded nature of the home will allow the owner to expand their income”), the list price for modern Atherton mansion at 96 Ridge View Drive was reduced to $27.8 Million in... Read More »

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Progress

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Progress

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

Development to Rise on Main Street Theater Site Closer to Reality

Development to Rise on Main Street Theater Site Closer to Reality

Having preliminary cleared a key environmental hurdle, the refined plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop apartments on its Excelsior District site at 915 Cayuga Avenue, which extends to Alemany Boulevard, behind the Little Bear School campus at 65 Ocean Avenue, a parcel which is being... Read More »