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New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

New Mission Bay Park Slated For June Opening

Hot on the heels of Mission Bay’s only Children’s Park which is slated to open this May, the 2.4-acre “Mariposa Park” under construction on the southern most portion of Mission Bay, to the north of Mariposa Street, between Interstate 280 and UCSF’s new Medical Center, is slated to be... Read More »

Record-Setting Glen Park Sale Breaks The $4M Mark

Record-Setting Glen Park Sale Breaks The $4M Mark

While the sale of the newly remodeled home at 162 Randall for $3.995 million a few weeks ago came close, having closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $4.2 million, or roughly $1,235 per square foot, the sale of 233 Laidley is the first Glen Park home... Read More »

Mission Bay Children’s Park Coming soon

Mission Bay Children’s Park Coming soon

Mission Bay “Park P6″ is a triangular parcel of land measuring a little over an acre at the intersection of Long Bridge and China Basin Streets. The eastern two-thirds of the parcel is in the process of being transformed into a the only dedicated Children’s Playground planned for Mission... Read More »

Another Parcel Near Parque Ninos With Plans For Development

Another Parcel Near Parque Ninos With Plans For Development

Speaking of a development which could be caught in the crosshairs of a threatened housing moratorium in the Mission, and another which borders the old Southern Pacific Railroad Right of Way, the parcel at 953 Treat, across the street from Parque Ninos Unidos between 22d and 23rd, is in contract... Read More »

Inner Mission Development Racing To Beat Building Moratorium

Inner Mission Development Racing To Beat Building Moratorium

A permit to raze the shuttered Western Plywood warehouse at Harrison and 22nd Streets in the Mission has been requested, and in its place, a four-story residential building is planned to rise, with the old Southern Pacific Railroad Right of Way right behind and Parque Ninos Unidos a block... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Development Downsized, Art Center Cut

Modern Mid-Market Development Downsized, Art Center Cut

Group I’s plans for a modern Mid-Market hotel, residential and retail complex to rise up to 200-feet in height at the corner of Market and Turk have been downsized, and the development’s proposed 75,000-square-foot Center for Arts & Education to rise at Turk and Taylor has been altogether cut.... Read More »

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Mega Condos Could Top Two San Francisco Towers, Set A Record

Tishman Speyer is quietly exploring the possibility of merging up to twelve three-bedroom units atop the two towers rising at 201 Folsom Street (a.k.a. LUMINA). At the extreme, the eight three-bedroom units across the 41st and 42nd floors of LUMINA’s Tower B could be combined into one mega-duplex measuring... Read More »

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

400-Foot Tower Dubbed “Jasper,” Leasing This Spring

The 400-foot tower rising at 45 Lansing has been dubbed “Jasper.” Originally intended to be developed as a 227-unit uberluxury condo building by Turnberry Associates, the project was redesigned by Crescent Heights, the developers of NEMA, to consist of 320 rental units, including nearly one hundred studios (up from 3... Read More »

Half The Lot And Twice The Price ($10M) In Old Palo Alto

Half The Lot And Twice The Price ($10M) In Old Palo Alto

According to the MLS, the sale of the Old Palo Alto home at 1935 Webster has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $10 million. As we wrote when the home hit the market two months ago: A 3,000 square-foot fixer on a large Palo Alto lot raised... Read More »

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Designs For Transforming San Francisco’s Alleys

Two years in the making, the Living Alleys Toolkit establishes the framework, strategies and processes for creating a network of plazas, gardens, and active public spaces in traffic calmed alleyways throughout the Market-Octavia Plan Area.  And it’s a toolkit which can be applied to other areas of the city... Read More »

A $10M Two-Bedroom And Nearly $3K Per Square Foot

A $10M Two-Bedroom And Nearly $3K Per Square Foot

A bastion of San Francisco’s power Democrats, and a fixture of Pacific Heights, the twelve-story “Alta Plaza Apartments” building at 2500 Steiner opened in 1927, with twelve full-floor co-op units overlooking the San Francisco Bay and adjacent Alta Plaza Park. And just below the Hambrechts’ pad on the sixth... Read More »

Target Could Hit Its Mark On Ocean Avenue Next Month

Target Could Hit Its Mark On Ocean Avenue Next Month

With the overhaul of Ocean Avenue underway, Target is preparing for a public hearing next month which could clear the way for a TargetExpress to open at 1830 Ocean, a conversion of the former Rite Aid space which Fresh & Easy had intended to turn into a grocery store.... Read More »

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

Scoop: Plans For Three Towers Up To 250-Feet On Flower Mart Site

While Kilroy Realty has been tight-lipped with respect to their plans for the San Francisco Flower Mart parcel, at least beyond a new high-tech underground market for the mart, the firm has been quietly working on designs for a three-tower development to rise up to 250-feet in height on... Read More »

An Escalating Battle With Taggers, Transients, And Urban Blight

An Escalating Battle With Taggers, Transients, And Urban Blight

Engaged in a full-on battle with the taggers and transients who have claimed the shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness, an 8-foot chain-link fence is in the process of being cemented into place around the building, a fence which hasn’t been permitted nor approved. As we first reported when... Read More »

Downsized Plans (And No Condos) For Downtown Site

Downsized Plans (And No Condos) For Downtown Site

Plans to raze the three-story building on the northeast corner of Grant and Sutter (300 Grant) and construct a ten-story building, with 45 condos over two floors of retail and parking, were approved back in early 2008. Waylaid by the great recession, the development never materialized.  And now, new plans to... Read More »