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Four Teams Submit Development Proposals For Seawall Lot 337

In addition to the Giants/Cordish/Farallon proposal for the development of Seawall Lot 337, three other proposals were received by the Port. The four suitors: 1. San Francisco Giants; The Cordish Company; Farallon Capital Management 2. Build Inc.; Cherokee Investment Partners; UrbanGreen Devco 3. Kenwood Investments; Boston Properties Inc.; Wilson... Read More »

A Reader Asks (And We Can’t Answer): Corner Of Pacific And Polk

A Reader Asks (And We Can’t Answer): Corner Of Pacific And Polk

A reader asks and we don’t have a clue (hey, it happens): I live in Russian Hill and noticed that the corner of Pacific and Polk there is a small parking lot, frame-o-rama (which is moving), a temporary space that Linen Outlet has been using (the old jug shop... Read More »

JustQuotes: A Reminder That They’re Not Just Building Down In SoMa

“A half-dozen housing projects are under construction or recently finished, including 130-unit Symphony Towers at 724 Van Ness Ave., a 54-unit 818 Van Ness Ave., a 50-unit project at 77 Van Ness, and a 29-condo building at Greenwich and Van Ness. A half a block off of Van Ness,... Read More »

The Rendering And Additional Details For The Giants SWL 337 Proposal

The Rendering And Additional Details For The Giants SWL 337 Proposal

The Chronicle scoops up the rendering and a few more details for the San Francisco Giants’ proposal for development of Seawall Lot 337. The Giants’ preliminary development proposal includes 875 homes, many of which will be in a 300-foot high-rise, 800,000 square feet of office space and a parking... Read More »

Lunchtime Concert/Central Market Community Benefit District Event

From the folks at the Central Market Community Benefit District: The Central Market Community Benefit District (CBD) and Friends of Mint Plaza invite you to celebrate Central Market and the launch of our long-awaited neighborhood services during Love Thy Neighbor(hood), a special lunchtime concert for the community on February... Read More »

JustQuotes: And So Have We (Noticed The Graffiti That Is)

JustQuotes: And So Have We (Noticed The Graffiti That Is)

“I lived a couple of blocks south of anonfedup’s mom and instead of poop, I would find used condoms all over the sidewalk….The car break-ins off Union have gotten out of control. I’ve also noticed a lot more tagging over the last couple few months.” ∙... Read More »

Ghirardelli Square & Fairmont Heritage Place: Overview And Sales

Ghirardelli Square & Fairmont Heritage Place: Overview And Sales

Erected in 1893 to house the Ghirardelli chocolate factory, once a locals destination, and having fallen prey to the Fisherman’s Warf tourist trade over the past couple of decades, San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square is undergoing a major overhaul and rebirth. Purchased by JMA Ventures in 2004, the chain store... Read More »

Seawall Lot 337 Proposal: Inspired By Chicago’s Millennium Park

Seawall Lot 337 Proposal: Inspired By Chicago’s Millennium Park

The proposal deadline for the re-development of Seawall Lot 337 is next week (2/14), and we’re liking the direction the front runners appear to be headed. While the concept is in the early stages, the Giants-Cordish proposal will likely include a 4,000- or 5,000-seat theater, which could provide a... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Seemingly Daily Dose Of Daly Shtick (And Stick)

“As land zoned for San Francisco’s blue-collar businesses dwindles, one of the city’s most influential supervisors on real estate issues is seeking protection for industrial property across a wide swath of the city. Supervisor Chris Daly wants developers to replace any industrial space demolished for housing in the Mission,... Read More »

JustQuotes: No Carrot, All Stick (Or Should We Say Daly Shtick?)

“Supervisor Chris Daly has championed a ballot initiative to require that at least half of all housing built in the planned Hunters Point-Candlestick Point development be affordable to San Franciscans with household incomes between 30 percent and 80 percent of the county’s median.” “It’s nothing new for Daly to... Read More »