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18-Story Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

18-Story Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the two-story commercial building at the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way, in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, have been in the works since 2016. And as proposed by Mill Creek Residential, an 18-story building will rise up to 180 feet in height upon the... Read More »

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Approved for development back in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11 and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, the parking lot parcel at 72 Ellis... Read More »

Prominent Market Street Project Closer to Reality

Prominent Market Street Project Closer to Reality

Having qualified for a streamlined environmental review this past November, the refined designs for a 96-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height at the intersection of Market and Duboce, behind the historic façade of the former Gantner Brothers’ Funeral Home building at 1965 Market Street, could... Read More »

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Plans to raze the two-story building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Lapu Lapu Streets, merge the 744 Harrison Street parcel with the parking lot parcel at 29 Rizal Street behind, and construct a skinny 8-story building across the Central SoMa site are slated to be approved next... Read More »

Landmark Victorian and Lot on the Market for $6.995 Million

Landmark Victorian and Lot on the Market for $6.995 Million

Built for the owner of a gold mine back in 1895, the landmark Queen Anne Victorian on the northwest corner of Franklin and California measures nearly 9,000 square feet and sits on the southern half of a 10,654-square-foot Pacific Heights parcel which has been newly subdivided into two legal... Read More »

Designs for a Galvanizing Development Have Been Drawn

Designs for a Galvanizing Development Have Been Drawn

As we first reported back in early 2016: Plans to gut the San Francisco Galvanizing Works building at 1176 Harrison Street are in the works. And as proposed, a second floor would be added within the envelope of the existing building and the then 19,000-square-foot warehouse would be converted... Read More »

Plans for Raising the Roof and Density across from Outerlands

Plans for Raising the Roof and Density across from Outerlands

Four-year-old plans for a four-story building with six (6) residential units to rise over a new ground floor commercial space on the southeast corner of Judah Street and 45th Avenue, across from Outerlands in the Outer Sunset, are being abandoned. Instead, new plans for a five-story building to rise... Read More »

Timing for New 55-Story Tower and Podiums on Transbay Block 8

Timing for New 55-Story Tower and Podiums on Transbay Block 8

Having broken ground at the end of 2016, the 55-story tower and two podium buildings rising along Folsom Street, on Transbay Block 8 between Fremont and First, are now expected to be ready for occupancy in the second quarter of 2019. As designed by Fougeron Architecture, the two podium... Read More »

Plans for 96 Affordable Studios to Rise Right Here

Plans for 96 Affordable Studios to Rise Right Here

While not currently zoned for the development of residential units, plans for a five-story building with 96 below market rate studios to rise over 2,100 square feet of ground floor “Arts/PDR” space on the 56-space parking lot parcel at 71 Boardman Place have been drawn. As proposed by the... Read More »

High-End Mission District Home Drops 16 Percent

High-End Mission District Home Drops 16 Percent

Rebuilt, remodeled and expanded to 3,500 square feet, the modernized single-family home at 948 Hampshire Street in the Inner Mission traded hands for $3.8 million in December of 2015. The home’s kitchen is outfitted with a marble waterfall island, lacquer cabinetry, high-end appliances and an operable wall of glass... Read More »