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Mission District Development With 52 Condos Moving Forward

Mission District Development With 52 Condos Moving Forward

In the works since 2012 and with the site’s environmental cleanup now complete, a permit to remove the remnants of the shuttered Chevron gas station on the northwest corner of 23rd and Valencia has been requested, an exception from having to complete a detailed environmental review has been granted, and the... Read More »

Apple Buys 43-Acre Campus Site In San Jose

Apple Buys 43-Acre Campus Site In San Jose

Apple has purchased the 43-acre development site at 2347 North First Street in North San Jose’s Golden Tech Triangle which developer Lowe Enterprises had been marketing as a potential 1.8 million square foot North First (‘n1′) campus, designed by Gensler “with tomorrow’s rising companies in mind.” Apple paid a... Read More »

Two Years Later And Four Million More On Marina Boulevard

Two Years Later And Four Million More On Marina Boulevard

Purchased for $4.25 million in March of 2013 as a vintage “trophy estate” on an over-sized lot, 663 Marina Boulevard returned to the market this past March as a newly remodeled contemporary home with 5,420 square feet of space for $9.5 million. Reduced to $8.98 million in April, the... Read More »

Say Goodbye To Sinbad’s And The Lagoon

Say Goodbye To Sinbad’s And The Lagoon

The operators of Sinbad’s Restaurant have lost their lawsuit intended to extend their four decade stay on Pier 2, a move which they’ve known about for years and a site which they were supposed to vacate in March. An appeal could extend Sinbad’s stay for a couple more months, but... Read More »

A Million More In Bernal Over The Past Four Years

A Million More In Bernal Over The Past Four Years

Purchased for $1,605,000 in October 2012, having first sold for $1,375,000 in January of 2011, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street returned to the market last month listed for $1,995,000. While the interior has been repainted and the exterior has weathered, it’s otherwise apples-to-apples-to-apples. And the... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

Refined Designs And Timing For Development Fronting Fourth

The designs for the mixed-use development to rise at 1300 Fourth Street (a.k.a. Mission Bay Block 6 East), with 142 affordable apartments and a managers unit over up to seven ground-floor commercial spaces fronting the Fourth Street corridor, have been refined and newly rendered. As designed by Mithun Solomon... Read More »

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

Purchase Of Land To Build $889K Affordable Apartments Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has unanimously 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 is approved for the development of a 72-unit building. The City intends to build permanently affordable apartments... Read More »

Church Sues To Block Sale Of Low-Income Housing To A Developer

Church Sues To Block Sale Of Low-Income Housing To A Developer

A request for a court order to prevent the sale, and possible redevelopment, of Fredrick Douglas Haynes Gardens, a 104-unit complex for low-income residents which spans half a block bordering Hayes Valley, has been filed in San Francisco Superior Court. Built in 1973, the development at 1049 Golden Gate... Read More »

UCSF’s Support For Warriors Arena Contingent On Traffic Plan

UCSF’s Support For Warriors Arena Contingent On Traffic Plan

UCSF’s support for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed Arena and Events Center to rise in Mission Bay will be contingent on securing a binding and funded agreement “to address traffic concerns that are projected to result when large, dual or overlapping events occur at the proposed Warriors complex and... Read More »

Oh Say Can You See What Should Be On This Site?

Oh Say Can You See What Should Be On This Site?

The century-old Francis Scott Key Annex building, a former two-story school, sits on a nearly one and one-half acre parcel of land fronting 42nd and 43rd Avenue, between Irving and Judah Streets, in the Outer Sunset. The building currently serves as an administrative office and storage for the San... Read More »

House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

House With Landmark Giant Sequoia Sells For $2.325M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in 2014, Maven Investments was planning to chop down the 75-foot-tall redwood tree behind the Corona Heights home at 3066 Market Street in order to provide a more “open aesthetic” and “family friendly” backyard for its... Read More »

Budget To Build 72 Affordable Units In The Mission: $888,889 Each

Budget To Build 72 Affordable Units In The Mission: $888,889 Each

According to a Project Manager at the Mayor’s Office of Housing, the total project cost for the 72-unit building which the City is planning to develop at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission has been estimated at $64 million or roughly $888,889 per unit.... Read More »

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

The development rights for the former Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, a half-block from the contentious 330-unit building proposed to rise at Mission and 16th, have been awarded to Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing.  The team plans to build 165 apartments for low-income... Read More »

Two-Bedroom Noe ‘Fixer’ Fetches $2.8 Million

Two-Bedroom Noe ‘Fixer’ Fetches $2.8 Million

Purchased for $25,000 in 1969, the ‘vintage’ two-bedroom Noe Valley home at 1072 Noe hit the market last month listed for $1,898,000 as a fixer, “ready for an incredible transformation,” with an undeveloped full-length attic and an underdeveloped two-car garage “with dig-out potential.” Six bids were received, five of... Read More »

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

Speaking of underutilized city property, the sale of the five-story building at 30 Van Ness Avenue which sits on a Mid-Market parcel zoned for development up to 400 feet in height has been authorized by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors with a price of no less than $87 million.... Read More »