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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 »

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven Proposals For SF’s Iconic Palace Of Fine Arts

Seven concept proposals for restoring and re-purposing San Francisco’s iconic Palace of Fine Arts, which was designed by Bernard Maybeck, built for the Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915 and served as home to the Exploratorium for 40 years, have been submitted to the city for review. The proposals... Read More »

Plans For A 265-Unit Building Near Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans For A 265-Unit Building Near Oakland’s Auto Row

The plans for a seven-story building with 265 residential units over parking for 350 cars and 18,000 square feet of retail space to rise across a 1.4-acre site composed of the two parking lot parcels at 2315 Valdez and 2330 Webster near Oakland’s Broadway Auto Row are working their... Read More »

Bayview ‘Castle’ Sells For $1.4M, That’s 4x Its 2012 Purchase Price

Bayview ‘Castle’ Sells For $1.4M, That’s 4x Its 2012 Purchase Price

While the listing for the Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street was quietly withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale last month, it would appear the duplex has actually sold for $1.39 million. Having traded hands for $880,000 in 2006, the Pomona Street property was foreclosed upon in 2008... Read More »

From $1.4M In 2011 To $2M In Bernal Today

From $1.4M In 2011 To $2M In Bernal Today

Purchased as new for $1,375,000 in January of 2011, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street, which roughly measures 2,100-square-feet, returned to the market in September of 2012 and sold for $1,605,000 that October. Today, the three-bedroom home is back on the market and listed for $1,995,000... Read More »

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Fighting To Preserve The ‘Economic Diversity’ Of Presidio Heights

Jason and Ilysa Goldblatt are planning to tear down the 3,400-square-foot Presidio Heights house at 3591 Jackson Street and build a “modest” 6,000-square-foot home (not including the 1,000 square foot garage) designed by Butler Armsden Architects in its place. Actively opposing the plans, however, are their neighbors in the... Read More »