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Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad on the Market for $3.6 Million

Punk Rocker’s Noe Valley Pad on the Market for $3.6 Million

It’s probably not the pad you envisioned for a punk rocker, but the Noe Valley home at 665 29th Street, which is owned by Eric Melvin, the lead guitarist for NOFX, is on the market for $3.6 million. Purchased as a 1,500-square-foot house for $750,000 in 2003, Melvin doubled... Read More »

The Art to Adorn Van Ness

The Art to Adorn Van Ness

The construction of the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project that’s now underway includes a public art component which the Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo has been commissioned to fulfill. Known for employing a broad palette of “vibrant colors, eclectic forms, and industrial materials,” Pardo’s proposed installation is slated... Read More »

Contractor Caught Demolishing a Historic Facade

Contractor Caught Demolishing a Historic Facade

Purchased by a local contractor for $1.282 million in March of 2012, plans to allow the construction of a new garage, a new entry stair and “minor façade alterations” to accommodate a new entrance for the secondary unit of the Craftsman-style home at 151-153 Liberty Street were subsequently approved,... Read More »

110-Unit Dogpatch Development Closer to Reality

110-Unit Dogpatch Development Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the two-story industrial building at 888 Tennessee Street, which is currently home to Amazon Flex and Color Graphics, and construct a new four-story building, with 110 residential units and 5,500 square feet of restaurant/retail space, have been granted an Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan-based exemption from having... Read More »

Polk Street Parcel with Plans for a Modern Addition in Play

Polk Street Parcel with Plans for a Modern Addition in Play

Plans to construct a modern six-story addition atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street were first floated back in 2014, as we originally reported at the time. As designed by Natoma Architects, the front quarter of the existing building was to be renovated and restored while the... Read More »

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Speaking of new hotels, plans for a 220-room hotel to rise on the vacant Caltrans lot to the south of the Emeryville Target have been drafted and will be reviewed by Oakland’s Design Review Committee tomorrow evening, January 25. The proposed “Mandela Hotel” would rise up to six stories... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for a New Cow Hollow Hotel

Refined Designs and Timing for a New Cow Hollow Hotel

Plans to level the 40-room Pacific Heights Inn at 1555 Union Street have been in the works for a couple of years. And as proposed, a 100-room hotel designed by Stanton Architecture will rise up to 40 feet in height across the existing motel’s site on the eastern edge... Read More »

Affordable Housing on Alemany as Proposed

Affordable Housing on Alemany as Proposed

Plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop 103 apartments on the building’s Excelsior District site are moving forward, with the project team having applied for priority processing. As we first reported last year, the proposed development would rise up to 40 feet in height across the... Read More »

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Having been deemed a historical resource and contributor to San Francisco’s historic Market Street Theatre and Loft District, a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required for the proposed demolition of the Golden Gate Building at 1028 Market Street, a demolition intended to clear the way for a proposed... Read More »

Designs for a 6,800-Square-Foot Duplex Right Here

Designs for a 6,800-Square-Foot Duplex Right Here

Built in 1915, the 1,400-square-foot structure at 1016 De Haro Street was originally a neighborhood grocery store. The building was converted into a two-bedroom Potrero Hill home in the 1940s. And what was likely the store’s stable was turned into a 263-square-foot bathhouse behind. Purchased for $1.17 million in... Read More »