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Plans for Six Stories on Seventh as Proposed

Plans for Six Stories on Seventh as Proposed

Plans to level the former industrial building turned parking garage at 230 7th Street and construct a new six-story building upon the Western SoMa site are taking shape. The proposed development by Oryx Partners would yield 40 residential units over 2,010 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a... Read More »

Beloved Bookstore’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Beloved Bookstore’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

After nearly 40 years in business, the Castro’s (second to) last remaining bookstore, Aardvark Books, appears to be done as the one-story building it occupies at 227 Church Street has quietly hit the market with a $2.85 million price tag. Purchased by the founder of Aardvark Books for $300,000... Read More »

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

San Francisco Landmark on the Market Touting Opportunity

Designed by Albert Pissis and built in 1912, CPMC’s 20,000-square-foot Health Sciences Library Building at 2395 Sacramento Street was designated a San Francisco Historic Landmark 37 years ago. But with the library having since been digitized and its services gone virtual, the Sacramento Street building was recently emptied and... Read More »

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Now Listed for $2 Million Less

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Now Listed for $2 Million Less

Having hit the market listed as “the crown jewel of Piedmont” for $7.25 million last year, the asking price for the restored 5,700-square-foot Edwardian on a manicured half-acre lot at 117 Sheridan Avenue was reduced to $6.75 million this past March and then to $5.98 million in July. And yesterday,... Read More »

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Development Could End Historic Recording Studio’s 48-Year Run

Founded as Wally Heider Recording back in 1969 and now known as Hyde Street Studios, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, CCR, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Tupac, Cake, Chris Isaak and a long list of significant others have all laid down tracks at 245 Hyde Street in San Francisco’s... Read More »

Facebook Leases a Tower in San Francisco

Facebook Leases a Tower in San Francisco

Facebook has inked a lease for all 432,000 square feet of office space within the bottom two-thirds of the 54-story tower finishing up construction at 181 Fremont Street. The space can accommodate up to 3,000 workers, many, if not most, of which are likely to be current employees and... Read More »

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

Plans for Massive New Waterfront Development Revealed

With an extensive cleanup of the old Potrero Power Plant site and its shoreline underway, plans for over 5 million square feet of development to rise up to 300 feet in height upon the 29-acre Central Waterfront site at 1201 Illinois Street – which is bounded by Illinois, the... Read More »

Supermarket Could Become a Surgery Center as Proposed

Supermarket Could Become a Surgery Center as Proposed

Much to the chagrin of neighbors, the former Bell Market at 1336 Post Street has been shuttered for over a decade. And while a number of said neighbors have long been pushing for the market to be reflagged and revived, Golden Hills Realty is now taking another tack. And... Read More »

Plans to Raise the Roof and Housing above Oddjob

Plans to Raise the Roof and Housing above Oddjob

Tentative plans for a 40-room hotel to rise over the Oddjob building at 1337 Mission Street appear to have been abandoned, but plans for a major addition and conversion of the existing building’s top two floors have not. As newly proposed, the second and third floors of the bar’s... Read More »

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Grave Concerns Re: Supersized Conversion of Sacred Heart Church

Plans to convert the former Sacred Heart Church turned Church of 8 Wheels skating rink into a mixed-use development at 554 Fillmore Street have been supersized and would now yield 33 residential units over 9,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a basement garage as proposed. But... Read More »