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Another Hillside in San Francisco Is Now in Play

Another Hillside in San Francisco Is Now in Play

Speaking of previously undeveloped hillside parcels in San Francisco which are now in play, the 1.5-acre parcel of land which sits below the 18 homes stretching from 107 to 141 Topaz Way, fronting Diamond Heights Boulevard and across from the Walter Haas Playground and dog park, is in contract... Read More »

Up and Down in the Inner Mission Take Two

Up and Down in the Inner Mission Take Two

Purchased for $950,000 in June of 2015, the modern two-bedroom unit #411 at 1875 Mission Street (aka “M@1875”) returned to the market listed for $1,050,000 this past August, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 10.5 percent for the “luxurious, stylish and modern top floor [Mission... Read More »

Peter Thiel’s Former Mansion Quietly Sold for $7.4 Million

Peter Thiel’s Former Mansion Quietly Sold for $7.4 Million

While we missed it at the time, as correctly noted by a plugged-in reader last week, the Marina District mansion that PayPal co-founder turned iconic Silicon Valley venture capitalist and hedge manager, Peter Thiel, purchased for $6.5 million in 2010 and then spent a pretty penny to reconfigure and redecorate,... Read More »

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

New Timing for Salesforce Transit Center Testing, Findings and Fix

The draft findings as to what caused the cracked beams which suddenly closed San Francisco’s brand new transit center are slated to be delivered to the Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) by December 17 along with a draft repair strategy and proposed fix. But with a peer review... Read More »

Ambitious Plans for Prominent Chunk of Telegraph Hill Revealed

Ambitious Plans for Prominent Chunk of Telegraph Hill Revealed

With the list price for the 120-foot-wide chunk of Telegraph Hill’s hillside which fronts Sansome Street, below the homes at the end of Alta Street above, having been reduced to $998,000 earlier this year, the sale of the 1235 Sansome Street site (which is technically three parcels and was... Read More »

Plans to Level Lovingly Maintained $3 Million Home

Plans to Level Lovingly Maintained $3 Million Home

Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s former mansion, and had been “lovingly maintained by the same family since 1940,” for... Read More »

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

Plans for Transbay District Grocery Store Nixed

As we first reported last year: It’s now been over two years since Related California cut 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8 and reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, a reduction that rendered the space too small... Read More »

Proposed Chestnut Street Infill Project Closer to Reality

Proposed Chestnut Street Infill Project Closer to Reality

As we first reported earlier this year, plans to level the long-standing Wells Fargo branch building at 2055 Chestnut Street and redevelop its Marina District parcel, which stretches from Chestnut to Lombard, are in the works and newly rendered below. And while the height of the proposed 40-foot-tall building... Read More »

Mission District Corner with Potential Trades Hands

Mission District Corner with Potential Trades Hands

Having hit the market priced at $5.95 million last year, touting “a clean environmental report and potential to build multiple units,” the Mission District parking lot parcel on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street has just traded hands with a $4.995 million contract price.... Read More »

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Dubbed ‘The Phoenix’ and not to be confused with Phoenix Lofts, plans for a 316-unit development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the western edge of West Oakland, upon the former Caltrans lot now known as 801 Pine Street which was auctioned as surplus land last... Read More »