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New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

The draft findings as to what caused the cracked beams which suddenly closed San Francisco’s brand new transit center are slated to be delivered to the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) by December 17 along with a draft repair strategy and proposed fix. But with a peer review... Read More »

Ambitious Plans for Prominent Chunk of Telegraph Hill Revealed

Ambitious Plans for Prominent Chunk of Telegraph Hill Revealed

With the list price for the 120-foot-wide chunk of Telegraph Hill’s hillside which fronts Sansome Street, below the homes at the end of Alta Street above, having been reduced to $998,000 earlier this year, the sale of the 1235 Sansome Street site (which is technically three parcels and was... Read More »

Plans to Level Lovingly Maintained $3 Million Home

Plans to Level Lovingly Maintained $3 Million Home

Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s unsold mansion, and had been “lovingly maintained by the same family since 1940,” for... Read More »

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

As we first reported last year: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too small... Read More »

Proposed Chestnut Street Infill Project Closer to Reality

Proposed Chestnut Street Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year, plans to level the long-standing Wells Fargo branch building at 2055 Chestnut Street and redevelop its Marina District parcel, which stretches from Chestnut to Lombard, are in the works and newly rendered below. And while the height of the proposed 40-foot-tall building... Read More »

Mission District Corner with Potential Trades Hands

Mission District Corner with Potential Trades Hands

Having hit the market priced at $5.95 million last year, touting “a clean environmental report and potential to build multiple units,” the Mission District parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street has just traded hands with a $4.995 million contract price.... Read More »

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Dubbed ‘The Phoenix’ and not to be confused with Phoenix Lofts, plans for a 316-unit development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the western edge of West Oakland, upon the former Caltrans lot now known as 801 Pine Street which was auctioned as surplus land last... Read More »

Redevelopment of Shuttered North Beach Site on Hold

Redevelopment of Shuttered North Beach Site on Hold

Shuttered in 2012, plans to raze and redevelop the former Caesar’s Restaurant parcel on the southwest corner of Bay and Powell were approved at the end of 2015 with the project team positioning to break ground on the 4-story, 17-unit building with a ground floor commercial space the next... Read More »

Modern Mount Olympus Development Even Closer to Reality

Modern Mount Olympus Development Even Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year: Plans for a modern 10-unit development to effectively rise on the northwest corner of 17th and Roosevelt, below the summit of San Francisco’s Mount Olympus on the southern border of Ashbury Heights, have been in the works since 2014. As proposed by... Read More »

North Waterfront Condo Fetches its 2014 Price

North Waterfront Condo Fetches its 2014 Price

Built as a two-bedroom but since converted into a 1,509-square-foot one-bedroom with a den/nursery/master suite and Bay Bridge views at the base of Telegraph Hill, unit #314E in the classic building at 101 Lombard Street was purchased for $1,398,000 in May of 2014. The corner unit returned to the... Read More »