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A Reader’s “5 Suggestions To Turn Around Fillmore”

Our VIP coverage of Heritage on Fillmore sparked an email from an Alamo Square resident concerned with the general development of the neighborhood (“ disappointed by the lack of vision and activity in this stretch ”. The “plugged in” reader provides “5 Suggestions To Turn Around Fillmore”: Read More »

Garrett’s Quick Peek

Realtor Garrett provides a quick “peek” into the most expensive Single Family Homes currently listed in Noe Valley, Potrero Hill, and Glen Park. And here’s what he sees: Noe Valley: 554 Valley Street – $2.879m, 24 DOM, unsuccessfully listed twice before Potrero Hill: 733 De haro Street – $1.975m,... Read More »

More Mid-Market Development And Definition

More Mid-Market Development And Definition

As Damion notes, the development of Argenta, Soma Grand, and Mint Plaza all fall within (or at least border) the area bound by the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan. The plan is currently pending before the Board of Supervisors, and if adopted, would most likely hasten the revitalization (or gentrification)... Read More »

Argenta (1 Polk): Ground Breaking

Argenta (1 Polk): Ground Breaking

As far as we know they’re still not building any more land. But they are continuing to build thousands of new condos where none stood before. Speaking of which, it looks like the Anka Group has broken ground on the 17 story Argenta at 1 Polk (corner of Fell/Market).... Read More »

Mint Plaza (And Livable City)

Mint Plaza (And Livable City)

If all goes as proposed, the “290-by 54-foot-wide portion of Jessie Street extending between 5th Street and Mint Street” (off Mission) will be transformed into Mint Plaza – an automobile free pedestrian plaza lined by cafés, restaurants, and bars. Oh, and lofts (more on this tomorrow). According to Livable... Read More »

More Moderne On The Hill (618-622 Carolina)

More Moderne On The Hill (618-622 Carolina)

618-622 Carolina is another modern addition to Potrero Hill in San Francisco, and le blog exuberance captures a couple of photos and waxes poetic: Generous balconies allow for the outdoor living so often possible in this sunny side of town. The monumental cactii adds a Palm Springs Moderne flair... Read More »

Harbor Lofts (400 Spear): San Francisco Warehouse Conversion

Harbor Lofts (400 Spear): San Francisco Warehouse Conversion

The 46 live/work loft condominiums that comprise Harbor Lofts (400 Spear) in San Francisco were the result of a rehabilitation and conversion of the Hathaway Warehouse (a national historic landmark) in 1996-1997. One of the oldest extant warehouses in the city, the ground story of this splendid brick structure... Read More »

Noe Valley Now On Sale?

Noe Valley Now On Sale?

From the latest edition of The Noe Valley Voice: “Noe Valley homebuyers took advantage of a retreating housing market to purchase real estate at less than full price…” And while that’s not exactly true (it’s the buyers, not the sellers, which determine a property’s “full price”), the Voice’s point... Read More »

900 Minnesota: Now And Then

900 Minnesota: Now And Then

The former Esprit de Corp. headquarters in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood (900 Minnesota) is being “deconstructed” and its lumber recycled (a practice that’s both “environmentally sound as well as lucrative”). In its place, Build Inc. is developing 142 new condominiums, “a commercial component, a café, 168 inside parking spaces... Read More »

The Great One Rincon Hill/Infinity Smackdown

The Great One Rincon Hill/Infinity Smackdown

The schism between ardent buyers/fans of One Rincon Hill and The Infinity has led to a number of informative discussions about deeded versus assigned parking, ventless dryers, and the overall development of Rincon Hill. At the same time, the “my building is better (bigger?) than your building” comments are... Read More »