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Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Purchased for $900,000 back in 2012, the former Bruce’s Automotive building at 159 Fell Street, which measures roughly 4,700 square feet, is now back on the market with a $3.6 million price tag. While the circa 1927 garage has been flagged as a potential historic resource, its 3,300-square-foot Hayes... Read More »

Developers Drop Condos from Permitted Tower Plans

Developers Drop Condos from Permitted Tower Plans

As we first reported this past September: 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... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Speaking of lawsuits, while Planning has approved Build Inc’s plans for its massive India Basin development, a development which could yield up to 1,575 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 209,000 square feet of commercial space and 5.6 acres of open space along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, the owner... Read More »

Newly Proposed Development Hit a 7-Year Low in SF Last Year

Newly Proposed Development Hit a 7-Year Low in SF Last Year

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 20 preliminary proposals for major projects in the city having been submitted to... Read More »

Big Plans for a New Mid-Market Hotel to Rise Right Here

Big Plans for a New Mid-Market Hotel to Rise Right Here

Plans to raze the two, two and three-story, buildings on the northwest corner of Mission and Ninth Streets are in the works. And as envisioned, a new 15-story hotel could rise up to 143 feet in height upon the Mid-Market site which is currently limited to 120 feet and... Read More »

Plans to Develop Lucca Ravioli’s Mission District Parking Lot

Plans to Develop Lucca Ravioli’s Mission District Parking Lot

Having hit the market in August, Lucca Ravioli’s detached parking lot at 1120 Valencia sold for $3.5 million and plans to develop the Mission District parcel have been drafted. And as preliminarily envisioned, a five-story building would rise up to 55 feet in height upon the site, with 18... Read More »

Refined Timing for Affordable Development to Rise in Mission Bay

Refined Timing for Affordable Development to Rise in Mission Bay

The ground for the 152-unit development which will rise up to 74 feet in height, not including its parapets, on the western half of Mission Bay South Block 6, along Merrimac Street, between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North, is now expected to be broken this coming April... Read More »

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

The Plans for a Decaying City Block Have Been Drawn

Formerly owned by the Garibaldi family, the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets, which is known as 770 Woolsey and is currently home to the decaying greenhouse remains of the family’s old University Mound Nursery (a.k.a The Rose Factory), was acquired by... Read More »

Year-Over-Year Decline in Existing U.S. Home Sales Is Accelerating

Year-Over-Year Decline in Existing U.S. Home Sales Is Accelerating

While the seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales across the U.S. ticked up 1.9 percent in November to an annual rate of 5.32 million sales, the pace is now running 7.0 percent lower versus the same time last year, down from 5.1 percent lower on a year-over-year basis in... Read More »

Mission District Parking Lot Positioned for Big Development

Mission District Parking Lot Positioned for Big Development

Plans to develop the 20,000-square-foot parking lot parcel at 321 Florida Street, between 16th and 17th Streets in the Mission, are in the works. And as envisioned, over 150 units of housing could rise on the site. While the parcel is only zoned for development up to 68 feet,... Read More »