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Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the home and an $18 million price... Read More »

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans for Infilling a Shuttered Service Station Site on Shattuck

Plans to level the shuttered East Bay Smog Center building on the northwest corner of Shattuck and 65th Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Adeline Street in Bushrod, across from the Nomad Café, are in the works. And as proposed, a contemporary four-story building with 18 residential units over nearly... Read More »

Proposed Mid-Market Infill Tower and Its Frontages Newly Rendered

Proposed Mid-Market Infill Tower and Its Frontages Newly Rendered

As newly rendered by SCB, along with a generic massing for the massive 5M project, the proposed infill tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street would now measure 284 feet in height. As we first reported earlier this week, while the tower’s proposed... Read More »

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

Challenge of Proposed SRO Condo Project Slated to Fail

As proposed, the 23-foot-tall commercial building at 42 Otis Street, which was purchased for $3.6 million in July of 2016, will be razed and a new 55-foot-tall building will rise on the Hub District site. As designed by Elevation Architects, the new five-story building will yield 24 single-room occupancy... Read More »

$1.5 Million Reduction for Stunning Russian Hill Apartment

$1.5 Million Reduction for Stunning Russian Hill Apartment

Purchased by an art collector for $1.55 million in August of 2003, the 3,070-square foot Russian Hill cooperative unit #6 at 947 Green Street was gutted and completely transformed into a stunning “European-Deco inspired masterpiece” with views by LeavittWeaver. Featuring polished teak casework, custom furnishings, and configured as a... Read More »

Less Height, More Density for Proposed Tower to Rise Right Here

Less Height, More Density for Proposed Tower to Rise Right Here

While plans for a new Mid-Market tower to rise on Nordstrom’s underdeveloped parking lot parcel at 469 Stevenson Street continue to move forward, it would appear as though the expected height of said tower has been reduced by 22 percent. Originally envisioned to rise up to 366 feet in... Read More »

Stanyan Street Addition Slated for Approval

Stanyan Street Addition Slated for Approval

As we first reported last year: With American Cyclery having shuttered their “too” annex at 858 Stanyan Street at the end of 2016 in anticipation of a significant rent hike, the 2,650-square-foot, single-story building on the northeast corner of Stanyan and Frederick is now on the market for $2.5... Read More »

Massive Recology Site Rezoning and Redevelopment Plans Revealed

Massive Recology Site Rezoning and Redevelopment Plans Revealed

Ambitious plans to redevelop the nearly 6-acre Recology site at 900 7th Street – which is bounded by 7th, Berry, De Haro, Carolina and Channel – are in the works. And as envisioned by SOM, the $850 million development could yield over 1,000 units of housing; nearly 400,000 square... Read More »

Exceptional Cow Hollow Home in Contract

Exceptional Cow Hollow Home in Contract

Purchased for $7.525 million, or roughly $1,597 per square foot in the fourth quarter of 2016, the contemporary Cow Hollow home with “a huge North Facing backyard drenched in sun” at 2764 Greenwich Street returned to the market this past January priced at $8.995 million, a sale at which... Read More »

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

While the approved plans to expand Fox Plaza remain on hold, the Plaza’s new ownership team is about to launch a two-pronged renovation project “to greatly improve the appearance” of its 29-story tower. In addition to a fresh coat of paint, new exterior lights will be added to the... Read More »