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Potrero Hill Site Approved for Big Development Now in Play

Potrero Hill Site Approved for Big Development Now in Play

While approved for the development of a 172-unit building with parking for 111 cars and 6,900 square feet of ground-floor retail space last month, the Potrero Hill parcel at 1301 16th Street is now on the market rather than preparing to break ground. And according to the City’s tracking system,... Read More »

Airbnb Sues San Francisco

Arguing that its listings are protected by the First Amendment and a couple of Federal Communications Acts, regardless of whether or not said listings are for offerings which are illegal, Airbnb has filed suit in District Court seeking an injunction to block the recently adopted amendment to San Francisco’s... Read More »

The Rerefined Plans for Razing Home and 60 Rentals to Rise

The Rerefined Plans for Razing Home and 60 Rentals to Rise

The plans for razing the long-shuttered Home restaurant at the Corner of Market and Church and constructing a four to seven-story building on the 2100 Market Street site were approved earlier this year, but with a number of conditions which included a redesign of the previously redesigned project: The... Read More »

The High-Tech Conversion of Saint Joseph’s Church Is Underway

The High-Tech Conversion of Saint Joseph’s Church Is Underway

The plans to rehab Saint Joseph’s Church at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the Western SoMa building into a high-tech office space, with a restaurant and 2,500-square-foot assembly hall in its parish and rectory, were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission early last year. The construction crew is now... Read More »

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

Bonus Height Fight Headed to the Ballot Box

With San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the development at below market rates, appearing to be DOA, and a pared-down program which would only apply to... Read More »

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

New Timing and Details for That Twisty 400-Foot Tower Project

The Disposition and Development Agreement for Transbay Block 1, upon which Tishman Speyer is planning to build a twisty 400-foot-tall tower designed by Jeanne Gang at the corner of Folsom and Spear, is slated to be conditionally approved by the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Commissioners this... Read More »

SoMa Rising Closer to Reality (or Not)

SoMa Rising Closer to Reality (or Not)

Approved for the development of a nine-story building, with 15 apartments and 88-feet in height, at the end of last year, the Western South of Market parking lot parcel at 475 Minna Street, between Fifth and Sixth, is now on the market for $3.2 million rather than preparing to... Read More »

Purchased Last Year, Foreclosed upon This Week

Purchased Last Year, Foreclosed upon This Week

Listed for “$800,000” early last year, or roughly $560 per square foot in an area where properties had been selling for around twice as much, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that 48-50 Pond Street in the Castro sold for $1,310,000 and nearly “65 percent over... Read More »

Angling to Expand a Hayes Valley Development by 50 Percent

Angling to Expand a Hayes Valley Development by 50 Percent

With the planning for a modern 26-unit building and beer hall to rise on the slender Central Freeway Parcel T, fronting Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose, well underway, the development team has been quietly working with the Mayor’s Office to acquire the adjacent office building at 165 Page Street.... Read More »

Developer Looking to Cash Out Rather Than Build in Western SoMa

Developer Looking to Cash Out Rather Than Build in Western SoMa

Approved for development last month and positioned for a quick start, Equity Community Builders’ Western SoMa parcel and plans for a four-story development, with 46 residential units over parking for 21 cars, to rise on the parking lot at 915 Minna Street are now on the market rather than... Read More »