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Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, and with a lot that could support building up to 76 apartments or condos, the 1920’s era garage at 525 Jones Street is on the market in the Tenderloin without a preset price and calling for offers by June 9.... Read More »

Plans for Studios to Rise on SoMa Car Wash Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Studios to Rise on SoMa Car Wash Site Closer to Reality

A gas station occupied the northeast corner of 10th and Harrison from 1949 through the 1960s. In 1969, the 10th Street Car Wash took over the Western SoMa site. And today, the City granted the proposed plans for a 67-unit building to rise up to 55 feet in height... Read More »

Prohibiting Street Parking for Residents of New Developments

Early next month Oakland’s Planning Commission is slated approve a comprehensive update of the City’s Planning Code that sets the parking requirements for new developments throughout the city, allowing buildings to be constructed with fewer off-street parking spaces. While San Francisco has been restricting the number of off-street parking... Read More »

Supervisor Aims to Further Incent Development of Student Housing

In order to promote the development of Student Housing in San Francisco, the City’s Planning Code provides a big incentive for developers to build for educational institutions. While new developments with ten or more residential units are currently required to provide 12 percent of the units at below market... Read More »

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

The sale of the rather pristine Mid-Century Modern infill pad at 3610 Washington Street, which was designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $11,300,001; exactly $2,000 per square foot.... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Four months ago we reported that the debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the units on the parcel at below market rates, was... Read More »

State Legislation Could Streamline Development in San Francisco

Governor Brown’s proposed Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals bill could potentially fast track the approval and permitting process for tens of thousands of units in San Francisco’s housing pipeline, allowing code compliant projects with up to ninety-five (95) percent market-rate units to be developed “as of right” and prohibiting the... Read More »

Have Sellers Started Rushing for an Exit in San Francisco?

A plugged in reader who’s in the market for a mid-seven figure home in San Francisco toured a few this weekend and reports that two agents “used the term “rushing for the exit” to describe sellers.” In related news, the inventory of single-family homes and condos listed for sale... Read More »

Only in San Francisco!

Only in San Francisco!

Five weeks ago the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street hit the market listed for “$1.695 million,” or roughly $547 per square foot for the vacant and “lovingly curated” two-unit building in an area where the average sale price has been running closer to $1,070 per foot.... Read More »

Board Could Quickly Act to Amend Troublesome Law for Airbnb

The proposed ordinance which could require Airbnb to remove up to 75 percent of their estimated 9,500 listings in San Francisco, or face penalties that could theoretically total well over $5 million a day, could be acted on by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the end of the... Read More »