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Foreclosed upon El Rey Theater Could Soon Be Landmarked

Foreclosed upon El Rey Theater Could Soon Be Landmarked

Designed by master architect Timothy Pflueger and opened in 1931, the 1,800-seat El Rey Theater at 1970 Ocean Avenue was shuttered and sold to Voice of Pentecost in 1977, which then converted the 35,000-square-foot building into a church and small Pentecostal school. Mortgaged to pay for upgrades to the... Read More »

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans to convert the two-story warehouse building at 1076 Howard Street into 15,000 square feet of open tech space are in the works, which includes an expansion of the building’s mezzanine level and the addition of a new roof deck and stairwell. While historic designations can hinder development, in... Read More »

Nicolas Cage’s Loss Is on the Market, Priced for a $7 Million Gain

Nicolas Cage’s Loss Is on the Market, Priced for a $7 Million Gain

Purchased by Nicolas Cage by way of an anonymous trust for $9.4 million back in 2006, the Russian Hill mansion at 898 Francisco Street resold for $8.5 million in July of 2008, which included the undeveloped lot fronting Hyde Street behind, the development of which could dramatically impact the... Read More »

Housing Could Rise on Shuttered American Cyclery Site

Housing Could Rise on Shuttered American Cyclery Site

With American Cyclery having shuttered their “too” annex at 858 Stanyan Street at the end of last year in anticipation of a significant rent hike, the 2,650-square-foot, single-story building on the northeast corner of Stanyan and Frederick is now on the market for $2.5 million. Priced and positioned as... Read More »

Lucas Picks LA over SF for Billion Dollar Museum

Lucas Picks LA over SF for Billion Dollar Museum

The billion dollar Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be built in Los Angles rather than San Francisco. While the museum’s Board of Directors focused on the positives in their announcement yesterday, noting that LA’s Exposition Park location will best position the museum “to have the greatest impact on... Read More »

A Race to (Fore)Close in Saint Francis Wood

A Race to (Fore)Close in Saint Francis Wood

Purchased for $910,000 in 2003 having sat empty for 25 years, the St. Francis Wood home at 250 Santa Paula Avenue, which was originally designed by noted architect Angus McSweeney, returned to the market listed for $2,995,000 in 2008, following a major renovation and expansion to five floors connected... Read More »

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

As you might have noticed, there’s big mass lurking in the background of the plans for an 18-story tower with 205 below market rate apartments to rise at 921 Howard Street. And in fact, that other mass is a placeholder for a 30-story tower with over 200 residential units... Read More »

A Collective of Jackson Square Sleeping Rooms as Proposed

A Collective of Jackson Square Sleeping Rooms as Proposed

Plans to convert the two office buildings at 1020-1028 Kearny Street into a collective of 24 sleeping rooms averaging 125 square feet apiece, with a few as small as 85 square feet, are in the works. As envisioned, the residents of the 24 sleeping rooms would share ten (10)... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Owned by the “5H GP” LLC, which is an affiliated entity of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), plans for an 18-story tower with 205 Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments to rise on the Central SoMa parcels at 915-921 Howard Street, near the corner of 5th, have been drafted... Read More »

New Board Will Set the Tone for Development in SF This Week

New Board Will Set the Tone for Development in SF This Week

With the environmental review for the 157-unit development at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue having been successfully appealed in November, it would have been nearly impossible for San Francisco’s sitting Board of Supervisors to have argued any differently with respect to the appeal of the nearby 117-unit development at... Read More »