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New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Progress

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Progress

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

Development to Rise on Main Street Theater Site Closer to Reality

Development to Rise on Main Street Theater Site Closer to Reality

Having preliminary cleared a key environmental hurdle, the refined plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop apartments on its Excelsior District site at 915 Cayuga Avenue, which extends to Alemany Boulevard, behind the Little Bear School campus at 65 Ocean Avenue, a parcel which is being... Read More »

Monster Planning Meeting in the Mission Next Month, Take Two

Monster Planning Meeting in the Mission Next Month, Take Two

As we first reported last year, with the legal battle between the family that held title to the 1979 Mission Street parcel and the development team behind the proposed 331-unit project to rise up to ten stories on the corner site having been resolved and plans for the so-called... Read More »

Down in the Inner Mission

Down in the Inner Mission

As we wrote last month: 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... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Loft Nearly Fetches its 2013 Price

Modern Mid-Market Loft Nearly Fetches its 2013 Price

Purchased for $1.075 million in June of 2013, the 1,199-square-foot modern loft #902 at 2 Mint Plaza returned to the market priced at $1.095 million this past September. Having failed to secure an acceptable offer, the list price for the Mid-Market loft was reduced to “$995,000” in an attempt... Read More »

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Purchased for $900,000 back in 2012, the former Bruce’s Automotive building at 159 Fell Street, which measures roughly 4,700 square feet, is now back on the market with a $3.6 million price tag. While the circa 1927 garage has been flagged as a potential historic resource, its 3,300-square-foot Hayes... Read More »

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Developers Drop Condos from Permitted Tower Plans

Developers Drop Condos from Permitted Tower Plans

As we first reported this past September: While the approval process for a 36-story tower designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates, to rise up to 405-feet in height at 555 Howard Street was, in fact, fast-tracked by Planning, and the development was approved... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Speaking of lawsuits, while Planning has approved Build Inc’s plans for its massive India Basin development, a development which could yield up to 1,575 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces, 209,000 square feet of commercial space and 5.6 acres of open space along San Francisco’s eastern shoreline, the owner... Read More »

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

Multiple Lawsuits Target San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan

As expected, a couple of lawsuits challenging San Francisco’s recently approved Central SoMa Plan have just been filed in San Francisco’s Superior Court and more could soon follow. The first two suits, one of which was filed by the Yerba Buena Neighborhood Consortium (Todco) and another by a local... Read More »