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We Tried To Warn Tell You, The Neighborhood Is A Changing

We tried to warn tell you, the neighborhood is a changing. And money is flowing into the area (in more ways than one). From the San Francisco Business Times: “While some condo buyers have been hesitant to invest in an area long overrun by drug peddlers and vagrants, the... Read More »

Avalon At Mission Bay Phase III (240 Berry) Starts Its Ascent

Avalon At Mission Bay Phase III (240 Berry) Starts Its Ascent

One of the best construction site webcams we’ve discovered is alive and kicking for Avalon at Mission Bay Phase III (240 Berry) as is the development of the apartments. And in terms of the final design, we’re still looking for the inside scoop (and wondering whether or not any... Read More »

JustQuotes: We Missed It (But Would Welcome Any Other Reports)

“Hopefully, some of you were also at the SPUR lunchtime presentation by Hines about the Transit Tower. One exciting potential they mentioned was linking some of the other surrounding buildings to the City Park on top of the transit center itself.” UPDATE (12/5): And once again, Jamie delivers (and... Read More »

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 »