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The First of Brooklyn Basin’s Two Affordable Buildings

The First of Brooklyn Basin’s Two Affordable Buildings

With the first building of the massive Brooklyn Basin project – a 64-acre East Bay development which will yield up to 3,100 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 30 acres of open space along Oakland’s waterfront – under construction and plans for the second building... Read More »

Plans for Embattled Lombard Street Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Embattled Lombard Street Site Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014, as we first reported at the time, the public hearing for the proposed four-story development to rise across the former Blockbuster parcel at 2444 Lombard Street, which is currently occupied by Wolf & Lion, will be held in three weeks time. While the original... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Developing Shuttered Haight Street Site

Bigger Plans for Developing Shuttered Haight Street Site

As we first reported last year, plans to raze the former Lee’s Meat and Popular Market building at 478-482 Haight Street, adjacent to the new Nickies, and develop a new four-story building across the Lower Haight Street site, with a ground floor retail space, a garage for nine cars,... Read More »

Plans for Six Stories on Seventh as Proposed

Plans for Six Stories on Seventh as Proposed

Plans to level the former industrial building turned parking garage at 230 7th Street and construct a new six-story building upon the Western SoMa site are taking shape. The proposed development by Oryx Partners would yield 40 residential units over 2,010 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a... Read More »

Liebermann Designed Berkeley Hills Pad Listed for $3.8 Million

Liebermann Designed Berkeley Hills Pad Listed for $3.8 Million

A major addition by the late Daniel Liebermann transformed this former redwood cottage, which sits on two secluded parcels totaling 1.4 acres up in the Berkeley Hills at 200 Panoramic Way, back in 1991. Since dubbed “Panoramic Sky,” a floating wooden staircase leads from the home’s new stone-paved foyer to... Read More »

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

Designed by Albert Pissis and built in 1912, CPMC’s 20,000-square-foot Health Sciences Library Building at 2395 Sacramento Street was designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark 37 years ago. But with the library having since been digitized and its services gone virtual, the Sacramento Street building was recently emptied and... Read More »

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Now Listed for $2 Million Less

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Now Listed for $2 Million Less

Having hit the market listed as “the crown jewel of Piedmont” for $7.25 million last year, the asking price for the restored 5,700-square-foot Edwardian on a manicured half-acre lot at 117 Sheridan Avenue was reduced to $6.75 million this past March and then to $5.98 million in July. And yesterday,... Read More »

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Founded as Wally Heider Recording back in 1969 and now known as Hyde Street Studios, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, CCR, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Tupac, Cake, Chris Isaak and a long list of significant others have all laid down tracks at 245 Hyde Street in San Francisco’s... Read More »

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

With an extensive cleanup of the old Potrero Power Plant site and its shoreline underway, plans for over 5 million square feet of development to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 29-acre Central Waterfront site at 1201 Illinois Street – which is bounded by Illinois, the... Read More »

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Plans to convert the former Sacred Heart Church turned Church of 8 Wheels skating rink into a mixed-use development at 554 Fillmore Street have been supersized and would now yield 33 residential units over 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a basement garage as proposed. But... Read More »