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Waylaid NoPa Development Slated for Approval, Again

Waylaid NoPa Development Slated for Approval, Again

While waylaid by efforts to increase the percentage of below market rate (BMR) units the proposed six-story building to rise on the old Alouis Radiator shop turned Seismic Retrofitters parcel at 650 Divisadero Street would be required to provide, the project could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

City Bracing for Lawsuit over Adoption of Its Central Soma Plan

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have upheld Planning’s certification of the City’s framework to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, it has yet to formally adopt said Plan, the vote for which was anticipated to occur last month. If adopted by the Board,... Read More »

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

Illegal Airbnb-Ing Activity in SF Persists but on the Decline

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with a total of 231 complaints lodged in the first three quarters of the year, down nearly 50 percent versus 2017 and 55 percent fewer than the 516 lodged in the... Read More »

Pending Home Sales in San Francisco Remain Down

While the inventory of homes for sale in San Francisco is now running 40 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and price cuts are on the rise, the number of homes in contract remains lower versus the same time last year. And in fact, while the year-over-year drop in... Read More »

Concept Proposals for SF’s Historic Piers Are Due

Concept Proposals for SF’s Historic Piers Are Due

Responses to the Port of San Francisco’s request for concept proposals from developers and tenants interested in redeveloping thirteen of San Francisco’s historic piers, along with the Agriculture Building adjacent to San Francisco’s Ferry Building, are due this Wednesday, October 31, at 5PM. Once again, proposed concepts for the... Read More »

Plans for New Polk Gulch Tower Formalized

Plans for New Polk Gulch Tower Formalized

A formal application to raze the vacant two-story building at 925 O’Farrell Street, which had previously been home to Thai Stick Shabu Shabu, and develop a skinny 14-story tower upon its Polk Gulch parcel, which was secured for $3.6 million last year, has now been submitted to Planning. While... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

The building permits for the approved eight-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Turk and Larkin, upon the site of the iconic Kahn & Keville tire and battery shop in the Tenderloin, are close to being issued. And next month, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community... Read More »

Most Sub-Million Dollar Homes on the Market in SF Since 2016

Most Sub-Million Dollar Homes on the Market in SF Since 2016

With the inventory of homes for sale in San Francisco having recently hit a 7-year high, and pending sales down, the number of homes listed for sale in the city with a price tag of under a million dollars (330) is the most since the fourth quarter of 2016,... Read More »

Showcase Home in the Marina Sold for a Loss

Showcase Home in the Marina Sold for a Loss

As we wrote ten days ago: Purchased for $8.001 million in October of 2015 and subsequently “re-imagined by some of the areas top designers,” with new fixtures and finishes throughout, the 2018 Decorator Showcase home at 465 Marina Boulevard hit the market with an $8.995 million price tag at... Read More »

Plans for 115-Unit Building in the Tenderloin Move Ahead

Plans for 115-Unit Building in the Tenderloin Move Ahead

While the two-story garage at O’Farrell Street has been identified as a contributor to the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District, the team behind a proposed 13-story development to rise up to 130 feet in height upon its parcel are pushing ahead. As we first reported last year, the building as... Read More »