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Hayes Valley Mortuary Could Become Housing (and More)

Hayes Valley Mortuary Could Become Housing (and More)

Plans to add a fourth story and rear addition to the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street have been drawn. And as proposed, the historic Hayes Valley building would be converted into a 10-unit residential building, with a total 8 two-bedrooms and 2 threes. But that’s not all. As... Read More »

Stirrings for Long-Shuttered Mission District Site

Stirrings for Long-Shuttered Mission District Site

With the redevelopment of Elbo Room moving closer to reality, we turn our attention to the long-shuttered furniture store space next door at 657 Valencia Street. Having sat empty for over a decade, plans to level the fire-damaged building are now actively under review. And as envisioned and theoretically... Read More »

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

An Oakland-based chef and restaurateur is close to closing escrow on the purchase of the former City of Oakland Fire Station No. 14 at 3455 Champion Street, around the corner from MacArthur Boulevard. And as proposed, Dominica Rice-Cisneros (think Cosecha Café) is planning to convert the Diamond District building... Read More »

Challenge of Elbo Room Redevelopment Slated to Fail

Challenge of Elbo Room Redevelopment Slated to Fail

The building permits for the proposed three-story addition and residential conversion of the two-story Elbo Room building at 645-647 Valencia Street have been requested and triaged. And the formal challenge filed by the owners of the 3-unit building behind the bar who were seeking to force a major redesign... Read More »

Expansion of Sprawling City Center Complex Slated for Approval

Expansion of Sprawling City Center Complex Slated for Approval

With Target breathing new life into the sprawling 6.6-acre City Center complex at the intersection of Geary and Masonic, plans to add another 33,000 square feet of retail space have been drawn and could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Built for Sears in 1961, with... Read More »

Linea One-Bedroom Fetches 2014 Price

Linea One-Bedroom Fetches 2014 Price

Purchased for $773,000 or roughly $1,066 per square foot in March of 2014, the “ultra modern” one-bedroom plus den unit #309 at 8 Buchanan Street (a.k.a. Linea) returned to the market priced at $898,000 or roughly $1,239 per square foot last year, a sale at which would have represented... Read More »

Refined Designs for Building Five Stories behind 21st Amendment

Refined Designs for Building Five Stories behind 21st Amendment

Responding to feedback from San Francisco’s Architectural Review Committee, Sternberg Benjamin has refined the plans for a five-story building with a 22,631-square-foot gym on the ground floor and 49,840 square feet of office space above to rise on 77-85 Federal Street parcel, behind the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant.... Read More »

Plans for a Moxy Hotel to Rise in North Beach Back in Play

Plans for a Moxy Hotel to Rise in North Beach Back in Play

Having effectively been on hold for a couple of years, plans to raze the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental shop run by Sports Basement at 1196 Columbus Avenue and build a 75-room Moxy Hotel upon the North Beach site are back in play. As designed by Stanton... Read More »

Mission District Parking Lot on the Market Touting Potential

Mission District Parking Lot on the Market Touting Potential

While plans for the Mission District parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street have yet to be drafted, much less formally proposed or approved by the City, the 7,122-square-foot parcel is now on the market with a $5.95 million price tag... Read More »

Plans for Redeveloping Balboa Reservoir Site Revealed

Plans for Redeveloping Balboa Reservoir Site Revealed

The final three plans for redeveloping the western 17 acres of the Balboa Reservoir site, which is currently a 1,000-space parking lot under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been revealed and could yield over 1,200 units of housing; parking for up to 1,260 cars;... Read More »