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Eviction Law Amendments Could Hold Landlords More Accountable

San Francisco’s Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance allows landlords of rent-controlled units to legally evict their tenants without cause, if said eviction is intended to allow the landlord or landlord’s family to occupy the apartment as their principal place of residence. Under the terms of an Owner Move-In (“OMI”)... Read More »

Plans for Boutique Union Square Hotel Back in Play

Plans for Boutique Union Square Hotel Back in Play

Originally approved for development in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11, and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, Highgate Hotels was positioning to finally break... Read More »

Downsized Development Slated for Approval

Downsized Development Slated for Approval

Approved for a 10-story building with 32 condos over a ground floor commercial space and a 26-car garage to rise up 115 feet in height on the Polk Gulch site back in 2014, the 1433 Bush Street project was redesigned and re-approved to include 47 condos over two commercial... Read More »

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Five years ago, the owners 414 Brannan Street sought permission to change the permitted use of the industrial building, which had once been home to an electrical contractor, to general office space. Informed by the City that the ongoing use of the building as office space for a contractor... Read More »

New Condo Sales and Pricing Drop in San Francisco

New Condo Sales and Pricing Drop in San Francisco

While sales activity for new condos in San Francisco has typically ticked up from March to April, the number of purchase contracts signed last month (35) was 62 percent lower than the month before and 17 percent lower versus the same time last year. At the same time, the... Read More »

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

As we first reported last week, the Strada Investment Group is seeking permission to increase the density of the approved development to rise at 1100 Clay Street, between 11th and 12th Streets in Oakland’s City Center, from 262 apartments as approved to 288 as envisioned. And once again, the... Read More »

Major Market Street Development Underway

Major Market Street Development Underway

Demolition of the former Flax at 1699 Market Street is underway. The building permits for a 9-story, 160-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Market Street Hub site, with 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronting Market and an 86-car garage to... Read More »

Iconic North Beach Sausage Factory on the Market

Iconic North Beach Sausage Factory on the Market

Built in 1948, the shuttered Buon Gusto Sausage Factory at 535 Green Street was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west. The 8,600-square-foot building, which is in need of work and includes a 4,000-square-foot basement, sits on an 11,000-square-foot lot in the middle of North... Read More »

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

How to Play Planning and Mint a Few Million Bucks

Purchased as two adjacent but completely separate units in the Royal Towers building at 1750 Taylor Street for a combined $4.6 million back in January of 2014, an application to legally merge the one-bedroom unit #804 and the two-bedroom unit #805 was soon filed with the city, citing a... Read More »

Mission District “Art Gallery” Site Back on the Market for $5.5M

Mission District “Art Gallery” Site Back on the Market for $5.5M

As we revealed as last year: When Rowland Weinstein, owner of the Weinstein Gallery on Union Square, purchased the 13,500-square-foot building at 2548 Mission Street, which sits between the New Mission/Alamo Drafthouse Theater and Foreign Cinema, for $3.8 million amidst much fanfare in 2014, the seller had reportedly turned... Read More »