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A Noe Valley Apple Ripens As The Orchard Expands: 1604 Castro

A Noe Valley Apple Ripens As The Orchard Expands: 1604 Castro

Purchased for $920,000 in December of 2004, a sale of 1604 Castro at the current list price of $1,050,000 would represent average annual appreciation of roughly 3.5% over the past four years for this renovated single-family Noe Valley home assuming the entirely of said renovations occurred prior to the... Read More »

Transbay Terminal Moves Forward, But Payments And Terms Change

Transbay Terminal Moves Forward, But Payments And Terms Change

The winning $350 million bid by the Hines/Pelli Clarke Pelli team to develop San Francisco’s new Transbay terminal and tower has been cut to $235 million “but would require the real estate developers to pay the money sooner and assume greater risk and carrying costs.” From J.K. Dineen at... Read More »

Go For The Architecture, Stay For The Amphibians

Go For The Architecture, Stay For The Amphibians

The California Academy of Sciences (photos) officially opens its doors to the public this weekend with free admission on Saturday (9/27) and activities, performances and “green technology” demonstrations throughout. ∙ Photos: Rebuilding Academy of Sciences no walk in park ∙ California Academy of Sciences: Opening Weekend Read More »

Commission Favors North Beach Development Ban, Exempts Pagoda

The San Francisco Planning Commission voted 4-2 in favor of Supervisor Peskin’s Plan to ban the development of new (versus existing) spaces for restaurants and bars in North Beach. One requested “special exception”: the Pagoda Theater. ∙ Plan to nix new North Beach venues OK’d ∙... Read More »

JustQuotes: Defining A Meal (And The Neighborhood) In North Beach

“It sounds absurd, but the definition of a meal – and whether two or three appetizers count as one – is at the core of a 318-page proposal by Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The idea isn’t to argue the semantics of food, but to find a way to keep North... Read More »

1946 Polk (A.K.A. Pacific Terrace): Public Hearing Next Week

1946 Polk (A.K.A. Pacific Terrace): Public Hearing Next Week

Seven months ago a plugged-in reader first plugged us in to the designs for 1946 Polk Street (a.k.a. Pacific Terrace). Since then, a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration has been issued with regard to the developments potential environmental impact (which is a good thing). And next Thursday (9/18), the developer’s... Read More »

Build Inc. Aims To Rebuild DMV And Add Housing/Retail

Build Inc. Aims To Rebuild DMV And Add Housing/Retail

“A state agency has selected San Francisco’s Build Inc. to redevelop the Department of Motor Vehicles field office in the Panhandle, a 2.5-acre parcel that could include a mixed-use project with housing and retail, as well as a new DMV regional office. Under the scenario being hammered out, Build... Read More »

Long Vacant Hibernia Bank Sold, To Be Renovated And Rented

Long Vacant Hibernia Bank Sold, To Be Renovated And Rented

According to the Chronicle, the long vacant Hibernia Bank building at the corner of Market and Jones (1 Jones) has been sold for $3.95 million. According to broker Stanley Lo, “the buyer intends to improve the building and to make it rentable for business.” Read More »

Transit Center District Plan From The Ground Level (Up): 9/17/08

Transit Center District Plan From The Ground Level (Up): 9/17/08

From the San Francisco Planning Department: At a public workshop on April 30th, the Planning Department presented initial ideas regarding land use, urban form, streets and open spaces for the Transit Center District. Since then, the Department and its consultants have gathered additional information and developed further ideas to... Read More »