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BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

Having sold for $4.6 million in February, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, has since been painted and remodeled, with four office suites (three of which are vacant) over... Read More »

Former Building Inspection Commission President Tagged for Fraud

Former Building Inspection Commission President Tagged for Fraud

San Francisco’s City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, has just filed suit against construction engineering firm Santos & Urrutia Associates, its principals and several clients and contractors over “an elaborate scheme” to excavate and expand under multiple San Francisco homes without securing proper permits and employing forged documents, lies and fake... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans now include 273 units of high-end... Read More »

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to redevelop the site are moving forward.... Read More »

End of Days for the Elbo Room?  Building on the Market for $4.2M

End of Days for the Elbo Room? Building on the Market for $4.2M

With the Elbo Room’s lease now set to expire on January 1, 2019 and plans to redevelop its site having been approved, the corner building which it currently occupies at 645-647 Valencia Street is now on the market with a $4.2 million price tag, touting transferable building permits for... Read More »

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Whitewashed Victorian Fetches $250K More

Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over 40 years, was subsequently remodeled and its ornate detailing and original woodwork was whitewashed. Sporting two new kitchens and baths, the 3,100-square-foot duplex... Read More »

Growing Demand in Southern Bayview

Growing Demand in Southern Bayview

A number of large Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) spaces in San Francisco’s Southern Bayview District, as well as elsewhere in the city, have been quietly been converted to indoor “grow houses” over the past few years. With the semi-recent passage of California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act (a.k.a.... Read More »

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

Potential Adoption of Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Pushed Back

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having just voted to continue their hearing of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) based appeal of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan to September 25, the Planning Commission hearing at which Supervisor Kim’s proposed... Read More »

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

Approved Renzo Piano Tower Nearly Permitted to Rise

While the approval process for a 36-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street was, in fact, fast-tracked by Planning, and the development was approved back in early 2017, the project has... Read More »

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Refined Plans for a Designer Mega-Mansion in San Francisco

Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the home and an $18 million price... Read More »