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UCSF Getting Ready to Break New Ground in Mission Bay

UCSF Getting Ready to Break New Ground in Mission Bay

Having purchased Mission Bay Blocks 33 and 34, which are across the street from UCSF’s Mission Bay Medical Center and adjacent to the Warriors Arena site, from Salesforce.com last year, UCSF is getting ready to break ground on its first phase of the 3.8-acre site’s development. As proposed, a... Read More »

Massive Pier 70 Project Reaches a Major Milestone

Massive Pier 70 Project Reaches a Major Milestone

Having secured voter approval for increased building heights across the 28-acre-core of the Pier 70 site back in 2014, the Environmental Planning for Forest City’s massive project was soon underway. And yesterday, the 2000-page Draft Environmental Impact Report for the project was released. Depending upon whether the development team... Read More »

Morgan Stanley’s Vision to Transform the Macy’s Men’s Store Building

Morgan Stanley’s Vision to Transform the Macy’s Men’s Store Building

With Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street slated to be sold to Morgan Stanley for $250 million next year, after which Macy’s will lease the Union Square building for a couple of years as it consolidates into its flagship store across the street, we now have Morgan... Read More »

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

Plans to level the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore building at 1750 Van Ness Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a modern new temple designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), with an art gallery, tea house, mediation rooms and shrine hall, will rise up... Read More »

Telegraph Hill’s Hillside Is on the Market

Telegraph Hill’s Hillside Is on the Market

A 120-foot-wide chunk of the Telegraph Hill hillside fronting Sansome Street, below the homes at the end of Alta above, is now on the market for $1.4 million and is being positioned as an “opportunity of a lifetime,” with rough renderings for either a 9,000-square-foot private estate or a... Read More »

Cleaned Out of the Tenderloin for New Apartments to Rise

Cleaned Out of the Tenderloin for New Apartments to Rise

The Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was purchased for $1,528,000 this past August. The rent was soon raised. The laundry is now out of business. And plans to raze the building for an eight-story development have been drawn. As designed by Elevation Architects, the proposed project would... Read More »

Grand Berkeley Mansion Purchased for $418 per Foot

Grand Berkeley Mansion Purchased for $418 per Foot

The 8,600 square foot Berkeley mansion at 2840 Claremont Boulevard hit the market in the June listed at $5.45 million, or roughly $634 per square foot, a price which led some to expect a bidding war. Built around 1912 for Paul O. Tietzen, a southern California banker with ties... Read More »

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

First Peek inside This Designer Pad That’s Coming Soon

First Peek inside This Designer Pad That’s Coming Soon

Newly built on a Noe Valley parcel which was purchased for $900,000 back in 2011, at which point a 1900s-era fixer without a garage occupied the site, the designer five-bedroom home at 4352 26th Street is slated to hit the market early next year with an asking price that... Read More »

Shrunken Development Newly Rendered and Rationalized

Shrunken Development Newly Rendered and Rationalized

Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 27 stories in height at 325 Seventh Street, on an S-shaped site extending from the corner of 7th and Harrison to 6th Street on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were approved by the city five years ago. But... Read More »