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Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

Appeal of Proposed Van Ness Corridor Development Withdrawn

An appeal of Planning’s findings with respect to the expected environmental impact of the proposed 168-unit apartment building with a mix of 78 studios, 54 one-bedrooms, 31 twos and one three to rise up to 130 feet in height on the northeast corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues,... Read More »

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap Settle for $3.2M

The owner and operator of a warren of illegally constructed rental units discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, have agreed to pay over $3.2 million in penalties and restitution. Built in the... Read More »

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Ticks Up, Sales Drop

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Ticks Up, Sales Drop

Having inched up 0.5 percent in March, the Mark Company’s pricing index for new condos in San Francisco ticked up 4.5 percent in April and is now running 0.6 percent higher versus the same time last year but remains 12.3 percent below its peak which was reached in the... Read More »

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Six-Year Low

Proposed Development in San Francisco Tracking a Six-Year Low

Having peaked at 116 in 2014, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been trending down ever since, a trend which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise. And with fewer than 20 preliminary proposals for major projects in the city having been... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Cut in Half

While the number of complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco hasn’t dropped to zero following the implementation of the City’s new short-term rental law (which restricts units that haven’t been registered with San Francisco’s Office of Short-Term Rentals from being listed on short-term rental platforms,... Read More »

Plans for Building Up Geary Boulevard: Grand Hot Pot Edition

Plans for Building Up Geary Boulevard: Grand Hot Pot Edition

Plans to raze the one-and-a-half-story building at 3565 Geary Boulevard, which is currently home to Grand Hot Pot Lounge, are in the works. And as envisioned, a seven-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Lone Mountain site which is actually zoned for development up... Read More »

Placeholder for Transbay District Tower Slated for Approval, Again

Placeholder for Transbay District Tower Slated for Approval, Again

While plans for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower with up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were approved to rise on the downtown parking lot parcel at 524 Howard Street back in 2016, the ground has yet to be broken. And as... Read More »

Now Seeking a Long-Term Tenant for This Historic Garage

Now Seeking a Long-Term Tenant for This Historic Garage

As we first reported last year: While plans to convert the Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street into a massive 20,000-square-foot restaurant and event space dubbed “The Albion on 16th” have been drawn, the building is now back on the market as “an excellent opportunity for an investor... 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 »

Plans for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment Formalized

Plans for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment Formalized

As we first reported early last year, Macy’s was in contract to sell its 280,000-square-foot Stonestown Galleria location, which opened in 1952, to General Growth Properties, the terms of which included a temporary leaseback of the store until the plans for redeveloping the location were formalized and approved. With... Read More »