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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 »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back, Again

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back, Again

Having quietly changed from “Q4 2017” to “Q1 2018/Q2 2018” in the fourth quarter of last year, Build Inc’s expected timeline to secure the necessary entitlements to move forward with their massive India Basin project, a proposed development which could yield over 1,200 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces... Read More »

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

If the whitewashing of ornate detailing and original woodwork in the name of modernizing drives you crazy, now’s the time to look away. Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over... Read More »

Oakland Tower Project Redesigned, Sixth Extension Requested

Oakland Tower Project Redesigned, Sixth Extension Requested

Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago, the ground for which has yet to be broken. Two years ago, the project team... Read More »

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Inches Up, Sales Slip

Pricing Index for New Condos in S.F. Inches Up, Sales Slip

Having ticked up 4.5 percent in April, the Mark Company’s pricing index for new condos in San Francisco inched up another 0.4 percent in May and is now running 1.7 percent higher versus the same time last year but remains 11.9 percent below its peak in the third quarter... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer and investor accused of routinely engaging in under-permitted construction on residential properties throughout San Francisco. According to the complaint, Gujral would seek permits for simple and uncomplicated projects... Read More »