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Potential Fix to Right the Sinking 58-Story Millennium Tower Identified

Potential Fix to Right the Sinking 58-Story Millennium Tower Identified

A potential solution to right the sinking Millennium Tower, which has now settled a total of 17 inches with lean of nearly 14 inches as measured from its roof, has been identified. According to the Chronicle, the conceptual plan includes “drilling 50 to 100 new piles down to bedrock... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval with Refined Design

Hayes Valley Development Slated for Approval with Refined Design

A neighbor’s challenge of the proposed five-story building to rise on the slender Hayes Valley parcel known as Central Freeway Parcel T (a.k.a. 188 Octavia Boulevard, between Page and Rose) is slated to be heard by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday afternoon. In addition to 27 residential units... Read More »

Landmark Presidio Heights Home Priced at $16 Million

Landmark Presidio Heights Home Priced at $16 Million

Designed by Bernard Maybeck and built in 1909, the Landmark “Roos House” at 3500 Jackson Street, in San Francisco’s Presidio Heights, is about to hit the market with a $16 million price tag. Commissioned by Morris Meyerfeld as a gift to his daughter and new son-in-law, Leon Roos of... Read More »

Big Plans for a Dogpatch Warehouse and Penthouse Perch

Big Plans for a Dogpatch Warehouse and Penthouse Perch

Purchased along with the adjacent two-story Dogptach Victorian at 694 Tennessee Street for $3.25 million two years ago, plans to convert the 1,875-square-foot warehouse/garage at 690 Tennessee Street into a five-floor, 6,111-square-foot residential building are in the works. As designed by Natoma Architects, the proposed development features a “capsule-shaped... Read More »

Proposed North Beach Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed North Beach Hotel Closer to Reality

As we first reported last month, plans to raze the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental shop at 1196 Columbus Avenue and develop a 75-room Moxy Hotel upon the site were back in play. This morning, San Francisco’s Environmental Review Officer signed the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the... Read More »

Dualling Plans for Nearly 1,000 Units at Market and South Van Ness

Dualling Plans for Nearly 1,000 Units at Market and South Van Ness

The refined plans for a pair of 41-story towers to rise up to 420 feet in height upon the San Francisco Honda site, on the southwest corner of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, are moving forward and about to undergo a required environmental review. Originally envisioned to... Read More »

Redevelopment of Mission District Parking Lot Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Mission District Parking Lot Closer to Reality

The plans for a proposed four-story building to rise on the Mission District parking lot for 28 cars at 606 Capp Street, between 21st and 22nd, have been revised to address the ‘active use’ issue we first noted back in 2015. With the revision, the proposed development, which includes... Read More »

Development to Rise on Navigation Center Site Even Closer to Reality

Development to Rise on Navigation Center Site Even Closer to Reality

The proposed development of 157 below market rate apartments to rise up to nine stories in height at 1950 Mission Street, upon the former Phoenix Continuation High School site turned Navigation Center in the Mission, has been formally granted a streamlined environmental review. As such, the development could theoretically... Read More »

8,000-Square-Foot Guest House on the Market for $13.5 Million

8,000-Square-Foot Guest House on the Market for $13.5 Million

Built as a guest house for the founder of 24 Hours Fitness, who owns the larger 13,757-square-foot home next door, the 8,064-square-foot pad at 3941 Happy Valley Road is now on the market for $13.5 million in Lafayette. Sitting on 2.3 acres and sited around a pool with two... Read More »

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

The plans for a proposed 18-story Marriott hotel (with 276 rooms over 1,600 square feet of ground floor retail space and a parking garage for 95 cars) to rise up to 189-feet in height at 1431 Jefferson Street, stretching from 14th to 15th Streets in Downtown Oakland, have been... Read More »