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From Apartments to Hotel Rooms in the Tendernob as Proposed

From Apartments to Hotel Rooms in the Tendernob as Proposed

The plans for a five-story building with 15 apartments to rise on the vacant lot at 824 Hyde Street, upon which the former four-story Chatom Apartments building had stood prior to being destroyed by a fire seven years ago, have been abandoned. As we noted at the time of... Read More »

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

The Latest Accounting for Mission Bay

When San Francisco’s 300-acre Mission Bay neighborhood is fully developed, it will include 6,400 units of housing. That’s 1,100 more than today, with 500 of those units under construction and planning for the remaining 600, all of which are slated to be offered at below market rates, underway. In... Read More »

Plans and Funding for a New Dogpatch Hub, with a Catch (or Two)

Plans and Funding for a New Dogpatch Hub, with a Catch (or Two)

A detailed proposal and plans to transform the deteriorating and fire-bombed former Police Station at 2300 Third Street into a new Dogpatch Hub and community center have been drafted. And UCSF is in line to provide a $4.2 million “gift” to get the projected 36-month project started. Deemed a... Read More »

Development Challenged for Looking Too Upscale

Development Challenged for Looking Too Upscale

Plans to level the former N&S Auto Body Shop at 1924 Mission Street and construct a new 80-foot-tall building, with 11 apartments over a ground floor retail space fronting Mission, are being challenged by “Our Mission No Eviction” which has requested a formal Discretionary Review (DR) of the development... Read More »

The Fallacy of Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

The Fallacy of Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

The benefit of being awarded “Legacy Business” status in San Francisco is widely misunderstood and frequently misrepresented. Businesses that apply and are approved for Legacy Business status by the City are eligible to receive a grant of $500 per full-time employee per year, capped at $50,000 annually. And landlords... Read More »

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

With a “Zestimate” of $8.1 million, the “rare and extraordinary…Telegraph Terrace Penthouse” unit #20 at 175 Francisco Street hit the market priced at $7.5 million in June of last year. Reduced to $6.5 million in September and then to $6.0 million the following month, the Telegraph Hill condo was... Read More »

Plans to Gentrify Jingletown

Plans to Gentrify Jingletown

Plans to redevelop the old An-Fo Manufacturing Co building at 3129 Elmwood Avenue, on the edge of Oakland’s Jingletown, near the Fruitvale BART Station, have been approved. As envisioned, a conversion of – and addition to – the existing structure would yield a 30-unit residential development, with 9 studios,... Read More »

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

Expansion of San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal About to Get Underway

With Sinbad’s having been razed to make room for the San Francisco’s Ferry Terminal Expansion project, which includes the construction of two new berthing facilities (Gates F and G) and a new Bayside promenade with covered passenger queuing areas on the south side of the Ferry Building, the groundbreaking... Read More »

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets are in the works. And as proposed, a 14-story building, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, will rise up to 130 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison... Read More »

Former Cal Coach Scores on Fast Break from East Bay Home

Former Cal Coach Scores on Fast Break from East Bay Home

Purchased by Cuonzo Martin for $2.5 million in mid-2014, two months after Cuonzo was named head coach of Cal’s men’s basketball team, the 4,123-square-foot Piedmont home at 88 Sandringham Road hit the market listed for “$2.495 million” last month, two weeks after Cuonzo resigned from Cal and accepted a... Read More »