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An Apples To Apples Sale In The Marina (1751 Beach): The Market

An Apples To Apples Sale In The Marina (1751 Beach): The Market

1751 Beach Street (a renovated three-bedroom, two-bath Marina condo) closed escrow this past Friday with a contract price of $1,420,000. A sale of this same condo in July of 2002 for $1,100,000 would suggest average annual market appreciation of 4.9% over the past five and one-half years. Then again,... Read More »

And The Artists Shall Inherit Acquire San Francisco

And The Artists Shall Inherit Acquire San Francisco

“Academy of Art University plans to double its student body and add an athletic program over the next 10 years, which means it will need to acquire up to 10 more San Francisco buildings. That’s on top of the 16 buildings the university has bought and adapted to new... Read More »

A Chance To Participate In Japantown’s Better Neighborhood Planning

A Chance To Participate In Japantown’s Better Neighborhood Planning

From the San Francisco Planning Department (via a plugged-in tipster): This is a reminder to encourage you to attend this Saturday’s Japantown Better Neighborhood Plan Workshop. In addition to hearing from the Planning Department’s planning consultants regarding historic and cultural preservation, implementation strategies, and urban design findings, we will... Read More »

Forget About The In-Law, What If The Parking Is (Was) Unwarranted?

Forget About The In-Law, What If The Parking Is (Was) Unwarranted?

“It’s already illegal for city residents to pave their front yards without permission, but one supervisor’s legislation is intended to give inspectors the teeth to enforce the ban. District 11 Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval will introduce legislation next week that would empower Planning Department inspectors to hand out or mail... Read More »

Coming Soon: At Least Half Of The Two Family At 3973 19th Street

Coming Soon: At Least Half Of The Two Family At 3973 19th Street

If you were wondering what was being built up at 3973 19th Street (between Noe and Sanchez), here’s your partial answer: It’s a two family residence, at least half of which (three bedrooms/two baths should be on the market at the end of the month (floor plans (pdf) available... Read More »

The Things You Can See From Those Virtual Views (222 2nd Street)

The Things You Can See From Those Virtual Views (222 2nd Street)

An eagle eyed reader checks out the virtual views from 555 Mission and notices a plain white box rendered at the corner of 2nd and Howard. And while that corner currently serves as a surface level parking lot, the rendering appears to be a placeholder (and no, not the... Read More »

JustQuotes: Care To Quote The Odds On The Success Of Mint Plaza?

JustQuotes: Care To Quote The Odds On The Success Of Mint Plaza?

“The stage is set, and a chic stage it is: Black pavers ripple across a former alleyway with an oak tree on one end, six ginkgoes on the other and a patch of dark spiky grasses in between. But plazas must be judged by how they function, not how... Read More »

Mint Plaza Officially Opens This Friday (November 16, 2007)

Mint Plaza Officially Opens This Friday (November 16, 2007)

It was almost a year ago the we provided you with the scoop on the proposed Mint Plaza (and introduced you to the Mint Lofts). It was six months ago that we let you know the plaza plan was approved and moving forward. And it’s today that we remind... Read More »

JustQuotes: A Resident Questions The Presidio’s Account(ing/ability)

“I have lived in the Presidio for five years, and watched it turn into Pacific heights South, with a touch of downtown Redwood City. The emphasis is on real estate development, not on preserving the park, or wildlife….This is supposed to be a park, not an exclusive country club.”... Read More »

A Not So New New Neighborhood Opens Back Up In The Presidio

A Not So New New Neighborhood Opens Back Up In The Presidio

Don’t like the thought of living next to modern? Well, you’re in luck. Four five-bedroom “Queen Anne style homes” on “the oldest intact Victorian streetscape in the city” (56-59 Funston Avenue) are now up for lease in the Presidio. Minimum rental bids of $10,600 per month (per home) and... Read More »