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Just Quotes: Could It Happen Here?

“Over the last 15 years, downtown Vancouver has become a leader in North America’s urban housing renaissance. Under Vancouver’s “living first” policy, which was adopted 20 years ago, the downtown population has increased to 80,000 from 40,000, out of a total city population of 600,000. By 2030, planners expect... Read More »

Food For Thought: SFPD CrimeMAPS Summary Reports

Food For Thought: SFPD CrimeMAPS Summary Reports

A SFPD CrimeMAPS Summary Report of criminal activity over the past thirty days for a quarter-mile radius around 1418 Shafter in the Bayview: The SFPD CrimeMAPS Summary Report of criminal activity over the past thirty days for a quarter-mile radius around 3208 Pierce in the Marina: ∙ Marina Style... Read More »

Transbay Terminal (And Tower) Design Competition: The Teams

Transbay Terminal (And Tower) Design Competition: The Teams

Five teams of designers and developers have officially “shown their interest” in tackling the design and construction of San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and tower. Confirming what we first reported back in November, Rogers, Foster, and Calatrava have all entered the contest (although Gehry has not). The five teams... Read More »

(More) Political Wrangling Over The Development Of Trinity Plaza

(More) Political Wrangling Over The Development Of Trinity Plaza

For decades, developer Angelo Sangiacamo has been trying to re-develop a mid-market plot of land which currently houses the Trinity Plaza apartment building (which he converted from a motor lodge in 1977). Under his latest proposal, 360 outdated units would be razed and replaced with a modern 1,900 unit... Read More »

Home/Condo Sales In San Francisco: Some Neighborhood Averages

Home/Condo Sales In San Francisco: Some Neighborhood Averages

We know better than to publish any more statistics that we haven’t compiled ourselves (much less “average” sale prices). But why should we let that stop us? From Herth Real Estate’s recent newsletter: Double digit swings (in either direction) are more likely a factor of mix rather than the... Read More »

High Rise Living And Neighborhood Development In San Francisco

Our recent post on the proposed Renzo Piano towers at First and Mission further fueled the discussion of nearby neighborhood development in general, and sparked some interesting comments with regard to high rise living in specific. Or as one reader commented, it’s not simply a “mine will be taller…mine... Read More »

Just Quotes: Bayview-Hunters Point Redevelopment

“Opponents of a move to place 1,400 acres in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point area under the city Redevelopment Agency have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to revive a push for a referendum on the issue.” (Suit filed to revive vote on Bayview redevelopment plans) Read More »

Neighbors In South Mission Bay (555 Mission Rock Street?)

Neighbors In South Mission Bay (555 Mission Rock Street?)

From a “plugged in” tipster: In the comments to the Radiance project, someone mentioned that it will be the only project there for a while. That’s actually not true. There’s a 9-story building by Urban Housing Group under construction right now… We assume this to be 555 Mission Rock... Read More »

Radiance At Mission Bay: Sales Center And Website Coming Soon

Radiance At Mission Bay: Sales Center And Website Coming Soon

A tipster notes that BOSA Development is converting Catellus’ Mission Bay offices in the Glassworks building (across from AT&T Park) into a sales office for their Mission Bay developments. First up, Radiance at Mission Bay a 417 unit development in Mission Bay between Terry Francois and Third Street (near... Read More »

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Agenda: 12/12/06

San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Agenda: 12/12/06

Three relatively big housing related items were on the agenda for yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. 1. A two year extension on the condominium conversion lottery. If passed, the ordinance (pdf) would extend the 200-unit annual limit through 2008 and – if we’re reading it correctly – end the... Read More »