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Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

The eviction notices signed by a vice president at Paragon Real Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.  And according the Mayor’s Office, the owners of the building have pledged not to issue any new... Read More »

Challenge Of Waterfront Height Limit Measure Survives First Ruling

The State’s legal challenge of San Francisco’s Proposition B, the voter-approved “No Wall on the Waterfront” measure which maintains existing height limits for waterfront property under the control of the Port of San Francisco unless a project specific up-zoning is approved in a public vote, has survived the City’s... Read More »

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

Timing For The New Hub And Redevelopment Of Hunters View

As we first reported about the new “heart” and hub of San Francisco’s Hunters View neighborhood last year: The rebuilding of San Francisco’s 22-acre Hunters View public housing development into a mixed-income neighborhood will triple the number of dwelling units to 800 – half of which will be market rate... Read More »

Bidding For 120 Below Market Rate Transbay Units Underway

Bidding For 120 Below Market Rate Transbay Units Underway

Bidding for the construction of 120 below market rate (BMR) units to rise up to 8-stories on Transbay Block 7, Stretching from Fremont to Beale along Clementina Alley, behind Golub’s 32-story, market-rate tower dubbed “Solaire” rising at the corner of Fremont and Folsom on Transbay Block 6, is underway.... Read More »

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Tech Space On Former Cemetery And UCSF Campus Site?

Up until the early 1940s, the parcel upon which UCSF’s current 10-acre Laurel Heights campus was built was part of the Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Transferred to the San Francisco Unified School District, the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company purchased the property from the SFUSD in 1953 and built its corporate... Read More »

Developer Of Contentious Mission Project Doubling Down On BMRs

Developer Of Contentious Mission Project Doubling Down On BMRs

Fighting against a rising tide of neighborhood opposition, the developer of the proposed 331-unit building to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, at the entrance to the 16th Street BART Station, is doubling the number of below market rate (BMR) units... Read More »

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

Uber Campus Kerfuffle And Rendering Scoop

The design of Uber’s worldwide headquarters to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay is off to a rocky start. According to a plugged-in insider who delivered the rendering and behind the scenes scoop, a conflict between Uber’s team and a Principal at Gensler has caused a shake-up within the... Read More »

Bill To Freeze Speculative Evictions In San Francisco, Take Three

Having fallen one vote short last year, and failed in 2007, Senator Mark Leno has once again introduced legislation to curb speculative Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco. Mirroring Leno’s previously proposed Senate Bill 1439, which was approved by the Senate but rejected by the Assembly Housing Committee, Senate... Read More »

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

The 400-foot tower rising at 45 Lansing has been dubbed “Jasper.” Originally intended to be developed as a 227-unit uberluxury condo building by Turnberry Associates, the project was redesigned by Crescent Heights, the developers of NEMA, to consist of 320 rental units, including nearly one hundred studios (up from 3... Read More »

Rosewood Napa Valley?

Rosewood Napa Valley?

The Hong Kong-based family which owns the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, a favorite haunt of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and the cougars that hunt them, has been identified as the buyers of the Calistoga Hills Resort property, an 88-acre parcel of land upon which a 110-room luxury hotel, 20... Read More »

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

Game Changer: Polk Street “SRO” Going Upscale

The renovation of the former New Pacific Hotel at Polk and Eddy, a 66-room residential hotel, or “SRO,” which previously served the indigent and otherwise homeless, is nearing completion. And the project is positioning to re-open as “San Francisco’s newest boutique hotel,” dubbed “EPIK.” According to Planning, however, a... Read More »

Payouts Of Up To $50K Per Eviction Proposed

While San Francisco’s previously adopted law which required landlords who invoke the Ellis Act to pay evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years was ruled unconstitutional, Supervisors Campos, Kim and Avalos have... Read More »

Listings For Over 6,000 Illegal Rentals In S.F. On Airbnb Alone

As of noon today, there are roughly 6,500 listings for illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco on Airbnb alone. For as of February 1, 2015, unless a residential unit in San Francisco has been registered with the city and received a unique registration number from the Planning Department, it’s... Read More »

Plans For 76 Micro-Units And A Multi-Million Dollar Flip

Plans For 76 Micro-Units And A Multi-Million Dollar Flip

As we first reported last August: The long-standing 10th Street Car Wash at the corner of Harrison and 10th which has occupied the Western SoMa site since 1969 is in contract to be sold and plans to develop the parcel have just been submitted to Planning. As proposed, a five... Read More »

Has A Million Really “Vanished” From The SoMa Community Fund?

According to the city, $925,666 appears to have “vanished” from the South of Market Community Stabilization Fund, money which was earmarked to fund improvements to local parks and pedestrian safety. According to the Association of Bay Area Governments, however, the money was properly disbursed to the developer of One Rincon... Read More »