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How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF

How Not to Hide a Hacker Hostel in SF

Speaking of illegal group housing setups in San Francisco, if you’re arguing that your property isn’t actually being used as an un-permitted “hacker hostel,” the second complaint for which was filed last month, you might not want to prominently feature the property on your HacknSleep website (cheesy muzak alert),... Read More »

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

Plans to completely level two of the three buildings on the Van Ness Corridor Parcel between Golden Gate Avenue and Redwood Alley, including the US Bank and H&R Block structures, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. And as proposed, a 110-foot-tall building with 103 condos... Read More »

SF Warehouse Flagged for Conversion into Illegal Housing

SF Warehouse Flagged for Conversion into Illegal Housing

With the tragic Ghost Ship fire leading to heightened concerns about the underground conversion of industrial buildings into un-permitted dwelling units, a formal complaint has been filed with the city alleging that the 14,000-square-foot warehouse at 1660 Jerrold Avenue, adjacent to Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood,... Read More »

West SoMa Building on the Market, Touting Hope for a High-Rise

West SoMa Building on the Market, Touting Hope for a High-Rise

Built in 1942, the former Leemah Electronics building at 1301 Folsom Street, on the southeast corner of Ninth, traded hands for $8.5 million in early 2014. And earlier this year, plans to completely renovate and convert the 36,000-square-foot structure into a LEED Platinum, Net-Zero Energy office building, at an... Read More »

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

While the owners of the two-story building at 645 Valencia Street have abandoned their original plans to raze the corner building which is currently leased to the Elbo Room, new plans to add three stories atop the existing structure and convert the top four floors into seven units of... Read More »

Controversial West Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

Controversial West Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

If approved and permitted by the City of Berkeley, the entire Fourth Street block bounded by Fourth Street, Heart Avenue, the Union Pacific Railroad corridor, and University Avenue will be leveled and a 2.2 acre development will rise up to five stories and 71-feet in height across the 1900... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples for a Rare Downtown Patio Condo since 2013

Apples-To-Apples for a Rare Downtown Patio Condo since 2013

Purchased for $1.2 million in mid-2013, the rare two-bedroom patio residence #2F at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU) returned to the market priced at $1.45 million this past April, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 20 percent over three years – or roughly 7 percent... Read More »

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Having secured the West Oakland site for a new full-service food market and social hall back in March, People’s Community Market has now filed their formal application to raze the existing 5,300 square foot building at 3103 Myrtle Street and construct a new 14,174-square-foot grocery fronting San Pablo Avenue,... Read More »

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

While the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which is in charge of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, has already been named as a defendant in two lawsuits related to the sinking of the adjacent Millennium Tower, lawsuits which could further delay the delivery of train service to the... Read More »

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Purchased as a legal three-unit building for $7.3 million in early 2014 and then gutted, merged, expanded and “restored,” 2476 Broadway returned to the market listed as a “Stately Pacific Heights Compound” for $22 million this past May. Reduced to $19.5 million in August, the property was in contract... Read More »