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Van Ness McDonald’s Closed, Zoned For 13-Story Development

Van Ness McDonald’s Closed, Zoned For 13-Story Development

The long-standing McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness Avenue which was built in 1978 has been abruptly boarded up and stripped of its original signage.  While the plan for the parcel has yet to be filed with Planning, the site is zoned for development up to 130-feet in height. Plans... Read More »

The Twenty Priciest Silicon Valley Zip Codes

The Twenty Priciest Silicon Valley Zip Codes

The median sale price for a home in Atherton (94027) was $3.9 million last year, up 4 percent from 2013, making it the priciest zip code in Silicon Valley. Behind Atherton and Los Altos Hills’ 94022 at $2.45 million, Palo Alto’s 94301 tied for third at $2.2 million with... Read More »

Oh Laidley Lay: The Refrain

Oh Laidley Lay: The Refrain

Designed by Michael Hennessey Architecture and built by Design Line Construction, the modern four-bedroom Glen Park home at 233 Laidley Street hit the market two months ago listed for $4.2 million. Delisted three weeks later, the 3,400 square-foot home with a wall of rift-sawn oak veneer cabinetry that runs the length of the... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

Proposed SF Innovation Campus Slated For Approval

The plan for a proposed 427,000-square-foot ‘innovation campus’ to rise at the base of Potrero Hill – the Hundred Hooper development we first revealed a few weeks ago – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow.  And it’s a development which could not have been approved just seven... Read More »

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Left standing like a Hollywood set, two thin brick facades are all that remain of a pair of historic buildings on the north side of Pine between Franklin and Van Ness, clearing the way for two 13-story towers to rise on the 1634 Pine Street site. Dubbed “Rockwell,” the development... Read More »

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

The public hearings to review the Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for the proposed 320-unit development to rise up to 4-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street, at the base of Potrero Hill, and the master plan for redeveloping the 49-acre Sunnydale public housing complex in Visitacion Valley, the largest public housing... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Record-Setting Noe Valley Home Suddenly Back On The Market

Record-Setting Noe Valley Home Suddenly Back On The Market

Having been purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million nine months ago, and after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground for their modern Noe Valley... Read More »

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

A permit for the mechanical demolition of Candlestick Park Stadium was issued to Lennar on Tuesday, a permit which would require the exclusive use of heavy machinery, and no explosives, in the demo. While Lennar has also requested a permit to implode the upper decks of the Stadium and... Read More »

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has inked a deal to purchase the 50 First Street development site and plans for the second-tallest tower to rise over 900 feet in San Francisco for $296 million, nearly 150 percent more than the $122 million that local developer TMG Partners and Northwood Investors paid... Read More »

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Plans to raze the Pacific Heights Auto Body shop at 1675 Pacific Avenue and the perennially cursed restaurant space on the southeast corner of Van Ness and Pacific, across the street from the blessed Harris’ Steakhouse, have been filed with planning. And as proposed, an eight-story building with 44... Read More »

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

The Better Market Street project has identified three alternatives for redesigning the 2.2‐mile segment of Market between Octavia Boulevard and The Embarcadero, alternatives which include the possible redesign of the 2.3 mile stretch of Mission Street from Valencia to The Embarcadero as well. With an overarching goal of making... Read More »

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

As we wrote about the Balboa Park Reservoir a year ago next week: With a 100-year drought underway, it would be nice if it were filled the brim, but the 25-acre Balboa Park Reservoir which was built in the 1950’s has never held a drop of water and has... Read More »

Giants’ Pop-Up Beer Garden And BBQ Yard Aiming For March Open

Giants’ Pop-Up Beer Garden And BBQ Yard Aiming For March Open

The plans for the San Francisco Giants proposed “pop-up” beer garden, barbeque joint and retail area to rise at the corner of Third and Terry A Francois Boulevard, on the northern edge of the Giants’ Parking Lot A, will be presented to the San Francisco Port Commission, which oversees the Port-owned... Read More »