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Dogpatch Development Ready For Hearing And Dogfight

Dogpatch Development Ready For Hearing And Dogfight

Facing a bit of opposition from a fellow architect and neighbors who reside in the Dogpatch building to the north at 755 Tennessee, a building which was designed by Sternberg Benjamin as well, the proposed five-story building to rise on the northeast corner of 19th and Tennessee is slated to... Read More »

New Plans To Transform Prominent Market Street Site

New Plans To Transform Prominent Market Street Site

With the sale of the 1965 Market Street site having closed escrow, the plans for an 88-unit building to rise up to 85-feet (eight stories) in height behind the existing stucco façades at the intersection of Market and Duboce, and up to 50-feet in height atop the site’s parking... Read More »

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Purchased for $330,000 in 2012, the sale of the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which has just been listed for $995,000, will likely make a headline or two when it closes escrow. But keep in mind the property sold for $880,000 in 2006 as well, a fact... Read More »

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Approved for development in early 2013, the San Francisco Overlook Project was designed to include a total 34-units, a mix of 24 duplexes and 10 townhomes, on the western slope of Mount Sutro at the end of Crestmont Drive. A dispute with the existing Mount Sutro Wood Owners Association,... Read More »

Uptown Giant Burgers Site For Sale With Approved Plans

Uptown Giant Burgers Site For Sale With Approved Plans

With approved plans for a nine-story building to rise on the corner, the former Giant Burgers site, which has recently been remodeled and re-opened as “Space Burger,” at Telegraph Avenue and 22nd Street in Oakland’s Uptown is back on the market and seeking a buyer interested in redeveloping the... Read More »

Modern Condos To Replace Western SoMa Parking Lots As Proposed

Modern Condos To Replace Western SoMa Parking Lots As Proposed

With the three Western SoMa parking lot parcels on the east side of 8th Street, between Folsom and Heron, on the market for $6.5 million, plans for a modern 38-unit building designed by RG-Architecture to rise on the site have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review.... Read More »

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco’s Planning Department is seeking nominations for new historic landmarks to be added to the City’s official list of 266 “iconic architectural masterpieces, monuments to historic events, and places associated with cultural and social movements” that have defined San Francisco. Nominations can include buildings, districts, places, structures or... Read More »

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

As we first reported early last year, the owners of the building at 645 Valencia Street which is currently leased to the Elbo Room have been working on plans to raze the Mission district venue and construct a five-story condo development with a bit of retail on the ground... Read More »

All Stars Donuts’ Days Are Numbered, Big Plans For SoMa Site

All Stars Donuts’ Days Are Numbered, Big Plans For SoMa Site

Plans to raze the All Stars Donuts shop at 5th and Harrison, and the adjacent building which Fitmob occupies at 5th and Clara, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. And as proposed, a nine-story building with 89 condos (18 studios, 24 one-bedrooms, and 47 two-bedrooms)... Read More »

Plans For Housing To Rise Behind Bottom Of The Hill

Plans For Housing To Rise Behind Bottom Of The Hill

As proposed, the Potrero Hill warehouse behind Bottom of The Hill and across the street from the Monte Cristo Social Club will be razed to make way for a four-story building designed by Sternberg Benjamin, with nine (9) two-bedroom condos and parking for nine (9) cars. Plans to build... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

In addition to cutting 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8, Related California has reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, which means that Whole Foods is out and the developer is now seeking a “comparable” type of grocery... Read More »

Mission Bay Housing For Homeless Vets And Low-Income Families

Mission Bay Housing For Homeless Vets And Low-Income Families

A request for proposals to build and manage up to 101 apartments for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families on the eastern half of Mission Bay Block 3, which fronts Third Street between Mission Rock and Long Bridge, is slated to be released in two days (April 23). As... Read More »

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

Approved for the development of a six-story building back in 2013, with 24 residential units over ground floor retail and a 14-car garage to rise, the prominent gas station site on the northwest corner of Castro and Market has been locked in a legal battle ever since.  And after two... Read More »

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

Built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953, the 4,800-square-foot Mid-Century home with “breathtaking views” at 100 Palo Alto Avenue was purchased for $5.625 million in April of 2008, resold for $4.6 million in early 2013, and then traded hands that July for $4.725 million. Listed... Read More »