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Real Life Aviato Club in the City’s Crosshairs

Real Life Aviato Club in the City’s Crosshairs

Purchased for $855,000 in 2004, the single-family home at 166 Newton Street in Crocker Amazon has been operating as an illegal “hacker/co-living house for entrepreneurs, developers, digital nomads and students.” Unregistered with the City but still listed on Airbnb, the host of the “Aviato Club” on Newton, whom had... Read More »

Plans to Permit Illegal Remodel of Scofflaw’s Property

Plans to Permit Illegal Remodel of Scofflaw’s Property

Having secured a permit to simply conduct an “exploratory demo to determine sheetrock and termite damage,” the new owner of the Bernal Heights home at 310 Moncalm Street, which was purchased for $925,000 in November of 2015, began a full remodel and expansion of the property. Flagged by neighbors... Read More »

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Complaints Related to Illegal Airbnb-Ing in S.F. Continue to Drop

Having peaked in the second quarter of 2016, the quarter in which San Francisco drafted a new short term rental law which was finally implemented last year, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco totaled around 80 in the second quarter of... Read More »

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Having previously directed Oakland’s Planning Department to return with findings to support a denial of the proposed 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, the City’s Planning Commission is expected to formally deny the development’s application to proceed on Wednesday.... Read More »

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

First Tenants of SF’s Transbay / Salesforce Transit Center Identified

With San Francisco’s new Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center and rooftop park slated to open on August 12, the first four (4) leases for the center’s thirty-five (35) potential retail/restaurant/commercial spaces have been negotiated and could be approved this week. Eddie Rickenbacker’s is slated to sign a 15-year lease for a... Read More »

No Housing for Long-Shuttered Real Food Location Indeed

No Housing for Long-Shuttered Real Food Location Indeed

As we first reported last year: “The former Real Food building at 3939 24th Street, in the heart of Noe Valley, has been vacant since 2003 when the grocery was suddenly shuttered. Two months ago it was reported that HGGC, the private equity group co-founded by former 49ers quarterback... Read More »

Rezoning Could Quadruple Density of 19th Avenue Development

Rezoning Could Quadruple Density of 19th Avenue Development

The previously proposed plans to level the Sunset District flower stand and two undeveloped lots on the southwest corner of Quintara and 19th Avenue and construct a four-story building across the five parcel site, with a total of 42 apartments over a 56-car garage, have officially been abandoned. While... Read More »

Battle over Newly Approved Rincon Hill Development Rages On

Battle over Newly Approved Rincon Hill Development Rages On

The waylaid plans for a modern residential building to rise up to 84 feet in height at 430 Main/429 Beale Street were, in fact, approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission at the end of May. The Commission’s approval, however, was conditioned upon a the inclusion of a 45-foot-wide, mid-block... Read More »

Polk Gulch Parcel on the Market, Zoned for 130 Feet in Height

Polk Gulch Parcel on the Market, Zoned for 130 Feet in Height

The Polk Gulch parcel upon which the Natural Mattress Store and adjacent American Rug Company building sits is on the market with an $8.28 million price tag. The 1235 Sutter Street parcel includes the warehouse on the rear of the 68-foot-wide, 120-foot-deep lot which fronts Hemlock. The mattress store... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Modified, Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Modified, Slated for Approval

Waylaid by a groundswell of local opposition, plans to mostly demolish the brick and timber Fitzgerald Furniture Company building on the northeast corner of 19th and Bryant Streets and develop a contemporary six-story building upon the Mission District site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon.... Read More »