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San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

With the ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Oceanwide Center development in Downtown San Francisco slated for December 8, the two new towers to rise up to 910 feet in height at First and Mission Streets should be ready for occupancy in 2021. Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration... Read More »

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Having sold as new for $699,000 in June of 2012, the one-bedroom Pacific Heights condo #203 at 1840 Washington Street, a steel-framed building “with luxury finishes and timeless modern design,” returned to market listed for $949,000 this past September, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 35... Read More »

Angel of Hope Home Fetches $3.1 Million

Angel of Hope Home Fetches $3.1 Million

Purchased for $2.4 million in April of 2000, the 3,500-square-foot Ashbury Heights home behind the “Angel of Hope” sculpture at 1591 Shrader Street, which was carved out of the trunk of a Monterrey Cypress at the edge of the home’s driveway by sculptor Jack Mealy in the late 1990’s,... Read More »

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

The conceptual design for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A), has been refined, rendered anew and is slated to be presented to San... Read More »

Proposed 13-Story Van Ness Corridor Project Closer to Reality

Proposed 13-Story Van Ness Corridor Project Closer to Reality

Plans to level the two-story parking garage at 830 Eddy Street (which currently provides leased parking for the adjacent six-story office building at 815/819 Van Ness Avenue Van Ness and serves as the drive thru entrance for the Burger King below) and develop a 13-story building across the Van... Read More »

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

While the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets is currently zoned for building up to 275 feet in height, plans for 399-foot tower to rise on the western quarter of the block – with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site... Read More »

The Plans for 143 Affordable Apartments and Arts Space on Folsom

The Plans for 143 Affordable Apartments and Arts Space on Folsom

The preliminary plans for an eight-story building with 143 below market rate apartments over 12,000 square feet of PDR space dedicated to the arts and a 4,400 square foot childcare center to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and 16th Street in the Mission have been massed by... Read More »

Eagle Plaza Development Delayed

Eagle Plaza Development Delayed

Originally expected to break ground by the end of the year, the building permit for the 136-unit development approved to rise at 1532 Harrison Street, across from the Eagle and adjacent to the proposed 200 unit micro-unit project to rise up to eight stories in height at 333 12th... Read More »

Warm Thoughts of a Modern Thanksgiving Dinner and Home

Warm Thoughts of a Modern Thanksgiving Dinner and Home

Having butted heads with neighbors over a proposed penthouse level, the modern Noe Valley home at 437 Duncan Street, which was designed by Iwamoto Scott Architecture, was built without. Listed for $4.375 million in June, the asking price was inexplicably increased to a rather inauspicious $4.444 million in August... Read More »

Russian Hill Platinum House Fetches $8.3 Million

Russian Hill Platinum House Fetches $8.3 Million

Listed for $11.25 million, or just over $2,000 per square foot, in May, the asking price for the designer Russian Hill home at 1209 Filbert Street, which is LEED Platinum certified, was reduced to $9.5 million ($1,693 per listed square foot) in July. And yesterday, the sale of the... Read More »