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Waylaid Hayes Valley Grocery Hopes to Open in 2018

Waylaid Hayes Valley Grocery Hopes to Open in 2018

Having ground to a halt last year, waylaid by the late delivery of its custom designed glass skin, construction on the 139 new Hayes Valley condos at 555 Fulton Street is back underway. And having laid the groundwork for a formula retailer to operate the development’s 25,000-square-foot grocery store... Read More »

Restoration Hardware Residence Finally Fetches $7.55 Million

Restoration Hardware Residence Finally Fetches $7.55 Million

The sale of the first (and perhaps last) “Restoration Hardware Residence” at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena has closed escrow with a $7.55 million contract price. Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013, the wine country estate, which includes a... Read More »

Embattled Dolores Park Hive Back on the Market for $6.8 Million

Embattled Dolores Park Hive Back on the Market for $6.8 Million

Purchased by the Hive Communities LLC for $6.495 million in April of last year, an ongoing battle with a number of neighbors and San Francisco’s Planning Department over the apparent commercial use of the 5,493-square-foot condo at 651 Dolores Street, one of four condos within the converted Second Church... Read More »

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Agent Accused of Affordable Housing Fraud

Back in 2008, a local real estate agent purchased a below market rate (BMR) one-bedroom condo on the eighth floor of the newly built SoMa Grand for $221,698. As part of the purchase agreement for the affordable unit, the agent signed an affidavit affirming that he would occupy unit... Read More »

Developer and Plan for Balboa Reservoir Site Picked

Developer and Plan for Balboa Reservoir Site Picked

The development team and draft plan(s) for redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been picked. And as envisioned by AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing, up to 1,100... Read More »

S.F. Sues Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap

S.F. Sues Owner and Operator of Dungeon-Like Death Trap

A warren of 20 illegally constructed rental units were discovered in the basement of the Clean Wash Center building at 4680-4690 Mission Street, on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, earlier this year. Built in the building’s former garage and constructed of wood-framed partitions – with two... Read More »

Two-Acre Portola District Parcel in Play

Two-Acre Portola District Parcel in Play

Plans to develop 36 townhomes and 18 duplexes upon the 2-acre Portola District parcel at 495 Cambridge Street having been approved by the City. And the permit to start demolishing the four former Fellowship Academy Day Care buildings on the site has been requested. But rather than preparing to... Read More »

Massive India Basin Project behind Schedule

Massive India Basin Project behind Schedule

In order to break ground in the first quarter of 2018, as Build Inc. was projecting, the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the massive India Basin project (which now includes over 1,200 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 275,000 square feet of commercial space and nearly ten acres... Read More »

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

Historic Market Street Bar and Plans for Development in Play

With plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and develop a new five-story building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel having been approved, and the demolition and building permits for the project in the works, the Market Street site and newly rendered plans are officially on the market... Read More »

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

With the asking price for its sister project at 430 Eddy Street having just been reduced 27 percent, the Tenderloin parcel at 519 Ellis Street, which was recently entitled for an eight-story building as well, with 21 condos averaging around 600 square feet apiece and two retail spaces, is... Read More »