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Imprisoned Silicon Valley Insider’s Estate Finally Fetches $16.5M

Imprisoned Silicon Valley Insider’s Estate Finally Fetches $16.5M

Built on a 1.7-acre Atherton lot which was purchased for $7.8 million in 2000, the “European inspired estate” at 1 Faxon Road, across from the prestigious Menlo Circus Club, quietly hit the market in 2013 asking $25 million. Reduced to $22 million in 2014 and then to $20.7 million... Read More »

Let There Be Light (and New Condos) on Potrero Hill

Let There Be Light (and New Condos) on Potrero Hill

Speaking of churches, condos and seeing the light, the proposed development to rise up to 40-feet in height at 540 De Haro Street, across the street from the Anchor Steam Brewery and adjacent to the Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, has been slightly redesigned and will try again... Read More »

Prohibition on Formula Retail Likely for Polk, but with a Big Twist

Prohibition on Formula Retail Likely for Polk, but with a Big Twist

With the neighborhood fight over the former Lombardi Sports site at 1600 Jackson Street having reached a fevered pitch, and battle lines having been drawn over a proposed Whole Foods 365, the City’s Planning Commission is poised to institute a prohibition on new Formula Retail establishments opening along the... Read More »

Oaklanders Could Benefit from Preferences for Affordable Housing

While the City of Oakland already provides a general preference for those who live or work in the city to qualify for affordable housing which was built in conjunction with the City’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) program, a proposed ordinance would greatly expand the scope of projects for... Read More »

Back Below 2005 in Bayview?

Back Below 2005 in Bayview?

As we wrote about the Bayview home at 1426 Van Dyke Avenue last month (which sparked an interesting and honest dialog about the neighborhood): “Purchased for $670,000 in 2005, the remodeled…home at 1426 Van Dyke Avenue resold for $630,000 in 2007. And in 2012, the property was foreclosed upon and... Read More »

311 Complaints Jumped 24 Percent in San Francisco Last Year

311 Complaints Jumped 24 Percent in San Francisco Last Year

The number of 311 complaints jumped 24 percent in San Francisco last year to 350,000, with residents of the Inner Mission and South of Market neighborhoods registering the most. Not too surprisingly, the most common complaint was related to sidewalk and street cleaning, followed by graffiti. And according to... Read More »

OMG!  Another Church on the Market for $3.2M

OMG! Another Church on the Market for $3.2M

The Gethsemane Church of God in Christ at 240 Page Street is on the market for $3.2 million. While the 5,500-square-foot church is historically protected, the interior of the Hayes Valley building can be redesigned and reconfigured and it’s zoned for residential use(s) and redevelopment. The Church of God... Read More »

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Ornate Tenderloin Garage Pitched for Redevelopment

Zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, and with a lot that could support building up to 76 apartments or condos, the 1920’s era garage at 525 Jones Street is on the market in the Tenderloin without a preset price and calling for offers by June 9.... Read More »

Refined Designs and Momentum for a Bold Van Ness Development

Refined Designs and Momentum for a Bold Van Ness Development

The proposed designs for the bold 13-story building to rise at 1200 Van Ness Avenue have been refined by Woods Bagot, shifting the mass of its eight-story residential tower towards Van Ness as requested by Planning, but eschewing Planning’s “support” for an integration of the existing building on the... Read More »

Plans for Studios to Rise on SoMa Car Wash Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Studios to Rise on SoMa Car Wash Site Closer to Reality

A gas station occupied the northeast corner of 10th and Harrison from 1949 through the 1960s. In 1969, the 10th Street Car Wash took over the Western SoMa site. And today, the City granted the proposed plans for a 67-unit building to rise up to 55 feet in height... Read More »