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Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Despite the Planning Department’s support for the project two years ago, San Francisco’s Planning Commission denied Orchard Supply Hardware’s bid to convert the Pacific Sales building at 975 Bryant Street into a 33,000 square foot OSH with a nursery on the roof, raising a number of questions as to... Read More »

One Rincon’s Second Tower In Contract, Likely Going Condo

With less than half the tower’s 298 units currently occupied despite having started leasing in early 2014, One Rincon Hill’s northwest tower is reportedly in contract to be sold for $400 million.  And while currently operating as an apartment building, the application to clear the way for the individual... Read More »

Corpse House In Contract For Over A Million Dollars

Corpse House In Contract For Over A Million Dollars

A bid of $1,029,500 has been received for the Lake District Victorian within which the mummified corpse of the homeowner was found among the items hoarded by her surviving adult daughter.  And the final sale price could go higher. As the mother’s death was never reported, the sale will... Read More »

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

The motion to officially rescind the City’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the waylaid 8 Washington Street development (a.k.a. “The Wall on the Waterfront“) is in the works in order to comply with orders from the San Francisco Superior Court. Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

SRO Units To Replace Shuttered Suriya Thai Space In SoMa

SRO Units To Replace Shuttered Suriya Thai Space In SoMa

Shuttered three years ago this month, the former Suriya Thai restaurant space at 1532 Howard Street has been vacant since. But plans to raze the restaurant and construct a six-story building which would rise 55-feet in height and include 15 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units (i.e., studios with kitchenettes)... Read More »

Nurses Union Announces Opposition To Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena

Nurses Union Announces Opposition To Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena

Citing fears of gridlock traffic and a loss of parking for Mission Bay healthcare workers and their patients, the influential California Nurses Association has announced its opposition to the Golden State Warriors’ proposed arena across from UCSF’s new Medical Center at Mission Bay. While the Mission Bay Alliance has vowed an... Read More »

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

The ceremonial signing of the final agreement between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants’ Association, Kilroy Realty and the San Francisco Flower Mart LLC which will end the tenants’ threatened ballot measure to block the proposed redevelopment of the Mart is about to occur. While the agreement aligns the... Read More »

Another SoMa Gas Station Destined For Redevelopment

Another SoMa Gas Station Destined For Redevelopment

The lease for the Shell station on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom expires in February 2017.  And while plans for the two-parcel site have yet to be submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review, the western parcel upon which the service station sits has hit the... Read More »

Developer Suddenly Selling A Pair Of ‘Unparalleled’ Opportunities

Developer Suddenly Selling A Pair Of ‘Unparalleled’ Opportunities

While Artthaus made headlines earlier this month for filing plans to construct a seven-story building with 131 Group Housing Units and shared kitchens at 1798 Bryant Street in the Mission, and another 36 Group Housing Units at 45 Dore in SoMa, it doesn’t appear that the developer actually plans... Read More »

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

Planning Balks At Proposed Height For Central SoMa Tower(s)

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its review of the preliminary plans for a 37-story tower to rise at 636 4th Street.  And it doesn’t support what has been proposed and rendered below. As proposed, the current K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express would be razed... Read More »

Frozen Valencia Street Development Cleared To Recommence, But…

Frozen Valencia Street Development Cleared To Recommence, But…

Frozen mid-construction by a Superior Court Judge who ruled that San Francisco’s Board of Appeals had abused its discretion and “failed to set forth the analytic route it traveled” when the Board reversed an earlier vote which would have limited the Mission District development at 1050 Valencia Street to... Read More »

Sixth Street Rising: Nine Stories And The Circle Of Life

Sixth Street Rising: Nine Stories And The Circle Of Life

Plans to raze the former City Life Church at 363 6th Street and construct a nine-story building, with 104 residential units over 700 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a basement garage for 45 cars (and 109 bikes), could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in three... Read More »

A Gold Coast Home For $2.85 Million, In Alameda

A Gold Coast Home For $2.85 Million, In Alameda

We’d be willing to bet this isn’t what most people picture when they hear Alameda, especially if they’ve never been. Sitting on a half-acre lot in the Gold Coast neighborhood, the four-bedroom home at 1208 Saint Charles Street measures over 4,500 square feet, with a blend of original architectural... Read More »

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Deal Reached For Massive Flower Mart Re-Development

Facing a ballot measure fight for which the signatures have already been collected and could have blocked any redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site in Central SoMa, Kilroy Realty has agreed to “long-term leases at affordable rates and a relocation plan during construction” for existing vendors at the... Read More »

Big Plans For Prominent NoPa Corner And Car Wash Site

Big Plans For Prominent NoPa Corner And Car Wash Site

Plans to demolish the Divsadero Touchless Carwash and Shell gas station on the northeast corner of Divsadero and Oak are in the works. As currently conceived by the development team working with Roy and Patty Shimek, the owners of the property, a four to six-story building with 160 market-rate... Read More »