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Planning Positioned to Disapprove Whole Foods Redevelopment

Planning Positioned to Disapprove Whole Foods Redevelopment

Despite having been redesigned to incorporate eight new apartments into their plans, the proposed redevelopment of the shuttered Lombardi Sports building at 1600 Jackson Street, at the corner of Polk, into San Francisco’s first Whole Foods Market 365 is slated to be formally disapproved this week. From the Planning... Read More »

Exceptional Cow Hollow Home Fetched its 2016 Price

Exceptional Cow Hollow Home Fetched its 2016 Price

Purchased for $7.525 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, the “Trophy” Cow Hollow home with “a huge North Facing backyard” on a flat block, but with views from its upper levels, at 2764 Greenwich Street returned to the market this past January priced at $8.995 million. Reduced to... Read More »

UCSF Campus Deemed Historic but Developers Have a Plan

UCSF Campus Deemed Historic but Developers Have a Plan

The bid to formally recognize the modernist building at the center of UCSF’s 10-acre Laurel Heights campus as historic, a move which was initiated by opponents of the proposed redevelopment of the campus, as we first reported earlier this year, has been successful. Supported by both San Francisco’s Historic... Read More »

Timing for New Bayfront Park Pushed Back

Timing for New Bayfront Park Pushed Back

As we first revealed early last year: “San Francisco’s future 5.5-acre Bayfront Park, which will be bounded by a realigned Terry A. Francois Boulevard and the San Francisco Bay, between 16th Street and Nelson Rising Lane, across from the Warriors’ future Chase Center arena in Mission Bay, has been... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Breaks Ground

Waylaid Mission District Development Breaks Ground

As we first reported earlier this year: It was back in 2015 that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved the City’s $18.5 million purchase of the corner parcel at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which was approved for the development of... Read More »

Executive Park Tower and New Condos Closer to Reality

Executive Park Tower and New Condos Closer to Reality

While the three-acre building site above The Cove at Candlestick Point was graded back in 2009, the approved development to rise up to 16 stories in height upon the undeveloped parcel has been on hold ever since. But next week, New Horizon Development is slated to reveal their revised... Read More »

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

Amended Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted This Month

With over 100 proposed amendments having been made to the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan, including an allocation of up to $160 million to enhance and expand local transit, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors could vote to formally adopt said plan by the end of this month with a... Read More »

Pending Home Sales in San Francisco Haven’t Rebounded

While Bay Area home sales plunged nearly 20 percent on a year-over-year basis in September, to an 11-year seasonal low, home sales in San Francisco were only down 6.5 percent on a year-over-year basis but totaled the fewest transactions in the month of September in over 15 years. At... Read More »

Plans for Nine-Story NoPa Development Progress

Plans for Nine-Story NoPa Development Progress

As we first reported earlier this year: The façade of the F. Lofrano & Son auto body garage at 1355 Fulton Street is currently slated to be saved. But plans to level the bulk of the 14,000-square-foot building are in the works. And as envisioned and newly rendered by... Read More »

Brazen Airbnb Scofflaws Agree to Another $2.25 Million in Fines

Brazen Airbnb Scofflaws Agree to Another $2.25 Million in Fines

Having been charged with evicting tenants from rent-controlled units and then illegally marketing the apartments as short-term rentals on Airbnb, Homeway and VRBO, Darren and Valerie Lee agreed to pay $276,000 in penalties and fees back in 2015. As we first reported at the time, the settlement included injunctive... Read More »