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Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the big plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 27,000-square-foot Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street could be approved this week. While the original plans had called for completely razing the... Read More »

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

If the whitewashing of ornate detailing and original woodwork in the name of modernizing drives you crazy, now’s the time to look away. Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over... Read More »

Oakland Tower Project Redesigned, Sixth Extension Requested

Oakland Tower Project Redesigned, Sixth Extension Requested

Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago, the ground for which has yet to be broken. Two years ago, the project team... Read More »

Mission Bay Ferry Clears Environmental Hurdle

Mission Bay Ferry Clears Environmental Hurdle

As we first reported earlier this year: If the Port’s plans are approved as proposed, and dredging commences in mid-2019 as currently envisioned, San Francisco’s future Mission Bay Ferry Landing near the intersection of Terry A. Francois Boulevard and 16th Street, cater-corner to Chase Center and adjacent to the... Read More »

Planning for the Population Doubling and Public Realm of Dogpatch

Planning for the Population Doubling and Public Realm of Dogpatch

With around 3,000 units of housing expected to be built in Dogpatch over the next decade, not including another 2,700 units which could eventually rise on the Potrero Power Plant site, the population of the neighborhood is expected to soon double, if not triple. And with that in mind,... Read More »

More Height, Less Parking, New Design for Approved Oakland Tower

More Height, Less Parking, New Design for Approved Oakland Tower

Plans for a 33-story building with 345 apartments to rise up to 330 feet in height at 1900 Broadway, adjacent to the historic Tapscott Building in Uptown Oakland, which is to be remodeled and incorporated into the project, were approved back in 2015. An increase to allow for 36... Read More »

Sleek Russian Hill Remodel Nearly Fetches Its 2015 Price

Sleek Russian Hill Remodel Nearly Fetches Its 2015 Price

Remodeled with a decidedly minimalist/modern aesthetic, and to leverage its panoramic Bay View, the two-bedroom Russian Hill unit #201 at 1070 Green Street hit the market listed for $2.9 million ($1,795 per square foot) in October of 2015, the price at which the sale of the 1,616 square foot... Read More »

Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality Sans X Space

Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality Sans X Space

Having qualified for a streamlined environmental review, plans to raze the former Pacific Bicycles building at 345 4th Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. And having avoided being classified as an industrial building, as it was originally built back in 1925 and which could... Read More »

Plans for Infilling within the Alamo Square Landmark District

Plans for Infilling within the Alamo Square Landmark District

Speaking of plans for building new accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in San Francisco, the development of which has greatly lagged expectations, plans to remove ten (10) of the eleven (11) garage doors and parking spots at the base of the twelve (12) unit building at 1100 Fulton Street, across... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut for the 2018 Showcase Home

Million Dollar Price Cut for the 2018 Showcase Home

As we first noted last month, while it’s certainly not unusual for Decorator Showcase homes to hit the market shortly after their ticketed showcasing has ended, they typically don’t hit the market a few days into their month-long run. But having hit the market with an $8.995 million price... Read More »