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Former Egyptian Consulate in Contract

Former Egyptian Consulate in Contract

As we reported earlier this year: Designed by Bliss & Faville and built following the Great Quake of 1906, the nearly 14,000-square-foot Pacific Heights mansion at 3001 Pacific Avenue was purchased by the Egyptian government in 1960 and served as its Consulate up until around 2010 when it was... Read More »

New Timing for Major Visitacion Valley Redevelopment

New Timing for Major Visitacion Valley Redevelopment

Shuttered back in 1999, the old Schlage Lock factory and Southern Pacific Railyard parcel along Bayshore Boulevard, near the heart of Visitacion Valley, was leveled 10 years later in order to clear the way for a proposed 20-acre transit village to rise. As approved back in 2014, at which... Read More »

Mission District Iglesia on the Market, Positioned for Development

Mission District Iglesia on the Market, Positioned for Development

Purchased by Monte Sinai Iglesia De Dios for $180,000 in 1995, the former 5,500-square-foot garage at 2859 22nd Street has served as the church’s home since it was converted circa 1998. The church sits on a 4,750-square-foot Mission District parcel which is zoned for development up to 40 feet... Read More »

Oakland Tower Newly Rendered, City Seeks Outstanding Design

Oakland Tower Newly Rendered, City Seeks Outstanding Design

As we first reported earlier this year: Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago, the ground for which has yet to be... Read More »

Looking to buy a Little Brewery in San Francisco?

Looking to buy a Little Brewery in San Francisco?

Having opened in 2015, the Black Sands Brewery and restaurant at the corner of Haight and Pierce is now quietly on the market with a $550,000 price tag. And while the asking price doesn’t include the brewpub’s building on the wiggle in the Lower Haight, which is leased through... Read More »

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

The Opening of San Francisco’s New Transit Center is Here

Having won the city’s design competition back in 2007, broken ground in 2010 and been renamed by way of a 25-year licensing deal last year, San Francisco’s new (Transbay) Salesforce Transit Center officially opens this weekend with a block party from noon to 4PM on Saturday, August 11. Designed... Read More »

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

Development Opposes New Development Next Door

The plans for a four-story building to rise on the southern end of the historic San Francisco Gas Light Company’s parcel in the Marina, where a former workshop addition flagged 3620 Buchanan Street currently sits, has been redesigned by Ian Birchall and Associates. Originally envisioned as a mix of... Read More »

Plan to Shape Dogpatch Slated for Adoption

Plan to Shape Dogpatch Slated for Adoption

In the works since 2014, the City’s Central Waterfront / Dogpatch Public Realm Plan, which is intended to both guide and prioritize the development of new neighborhood public spaces, streetscapes and parks, is slated to be adopted by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time and by the... Read More »

New Plans for a Transbay District Tower Have Been Drafted

New Plans for a Transbay District Tower Have Been Drafted

As envisioned, a 350-foot-tall tower could rise on the little 4,000-square-foot parking lot behind the four-story office building at 543 Howard (a.k.a. 48 Tehama Street). While designed as a stand-alone structure, the 350-foot-tall “addition” would be connected to 543 Howard at its basement and ground floor and cantilevered over... Read More »

Flower Mart Moving to Bayview, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

Flower Mart Moving to Bayview, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

With San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan moving closer to adoption, which could clear the way for Kilroy’s massive redevelopment of the existing San Francisco Flower Mart site, plans to (temporarily) relocate the Flower Mart are in the works. As proposed, the Chronicle’s former 50,000-square-foot printing plant at 2000... Read More »