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The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

In the works since 2016, three comprehensive plans for transforming San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, as newly rendered and outlined below, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Intended to illustrate “a range of long-term potential improvements and approaches to... Read More »

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

The new plans for an eleven-story building to rise on the site of the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building turned Empire Room at 555 Golden Gate Avenue could be approved next week. As now designed by RG-Architecture, versus Natoma Architects as previously rendered, for JS Sullivan Development, the proposed project... Read More »

Modern Mount Olympus Development Closer to Reality

Modern Mount Olympus Development Closer to Reality

Plans for a modern 10-unit development to effectively rise on the northwest corner of 17th and Roosevelt, below the summit of San Francisco’s Mount Olympus on the southern border of Ashbury Heights, have been in the works since 2014. As proposed by Dawson & Clinton, the existing single-family home... Read More »

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

Purchased as a 1,300-square-foot house, with two bedrooms and two baths, for $760,000 in October of 2007, the Sunnyside home at 643 Mangels Avenue, just below Miraloma and to the west of Glen Park, resold for $527,000 in November of 2011. Since completely rebuilt and expanded to 2,300 square... Read More »

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

Having already been redesigned to look less upscale and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets, which has been in the works since 2009, has now been formally challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency... Read More »

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Take Two (And Three)

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Take Two (And Three)

As we first reported in early March, having foreshadowed its revival back in 2015: Approved for development back in 2009 but subsequently waylaid by a successful appeal to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, an appeal which was championed by neighbors in the adjacent building (Baycrest) concerned about a loss... Read More »

Pedigreed Postmodern Estate Fetches $11 Million

Pedigreed Postmodern Estate Fetches $11 Million

Built for David Kelley, the founder of IDEO and Stanford Design School, and designed by the late Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass, founder of Sottsass Associati and the Memphis group, the postmodern Woodside home at 1250 Canada Road, which is hidden behind the five-acre estate’s equestrian center and barns, hit... Read More »

Plans for a 984-Unit Hub District Tower Are Taking Shape

Plans for a 984-Unit Hub District Tower Are Taking Shape

While Build Inc. is seeking a buyer for its entitlements to build an approved 40-story tower with 320 condos upon its One Oak assemblage across the street, Crescent Heights is pushing forward with plans to secure entitlements for a 984-unit development to rise upon the San Francisco Honda site... Read More »

Decorator Showcase on the Market for $9 Million

Decorator Showcase on the Market for $9 Million

It’s certainly not unusual for Decorator Showcase homes to hit the market shortly after their ticketed showcasing has ended. But they typically don’t hit the market a few days into their month-long run. And having just opened its doors a few days ago, the 2018 Decorator Showcase home at... Read More »

Details and Timing for Mission Bay Ferry and Water Taxi Service

Details and Timing for Mission Bay Ferry and Water Taxi Service

If the Port’s plans are approved as proposed, and the water is broken 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 future Bayfront... Read More »