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Union Street Vacancy Count Ticks Up

Union Street Vacancy Count Ticks Up

Including a couple of spurs down Fillmore and Webster Streets, such as the space which Shake Shack has been eyeing to become their first outlet in San Francisco, as we first reported last week, the number of vacant storefronts on the Union Street corridor has ticked up to twenty-two (22),... Read More »

18-Story Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

18-Story Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the two-story commercial building at the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Way, in the heart of Downtown Berkeley, have been in the works since 2016. And as proposed by Mill Creek Residential, an 18-story building will rise up to 180 feet in height upon the... Read More »

BrainWash Building on the Market in Western SoMa

BrainWash Building on the Market in Western SoMa

Purchased for $749,000 in 1988, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the recently shuttered BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, is now on the market with a $4.95 million price tag. The 4,000-square-foot Folsom Street parcel... Read More »

Prime Downtown Oakland Parcel Zoned for More Height in Play

Prime Downtown Oakland Parcel Zoned for More Height in Play

The Norman Marks Health Club building on the corner of 14th and Harrison Streets in Downtown Oakland, which had been a family run gym for nearly seven decades, is now in contract to be sold with a $4 million price tag. The 9,800-square-foot parcel, which sits at the intersection... Read More »

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Boutique Union Square Infill Hotel Closer to Reality

Approved for development back in 2001 but then waylaid by the dotcom collapse, followed by a decline in tourism after 9/11 and then by “the collapse of the housing market and overall poor economic conditions” in San Francisco following the Great Recession, the parking lot parcel at 72 Ellis... Read More »

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Timeline for Adoption of SF’s Big Central SoMa Plan Has Been Reset

Having been pushed back a few months, slipped a few and then pushed back a few more, San Francisco’s Planning Department is now aiming to formally initiate the legislative process required to adopt San Francisco’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan at the Planning Commission hearing scheduled for March 1. As... Read More »

San Francisco’s First Shake Shack Could Open Right Here

San Francisco’s First Shake Shack Could Open Right Here

Speaking of big plans for shuttered Real Food Company sites in San Francisco, the owners of the former Cow Hollow location on the southeast corner of Fillmore and Filbert have met with the City to discuss a conversion of the nearly 12,000-square-foot building into a “luxury fine casual restaurant... Read More »

Long-Shuttered Real Food Location Positioning to Reopen

Long-Shuttered Real Food Location Positioning to Reopen

As we first reported a few months ago: “The former Real Food building at 3939 24th Street, in the heart of Noe Valley, has been vacant since 2003 when the grocery was suddenly shuttered. Two months ago it was reported that HGGC, the private equity group co-founded by former... Read More »

Prominent Market Street Project Closer to Reality

Prominent Market Street Project Closer to Reality

Having qualified for a streamlined environmental review this past November, the refined designs for a 96-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height at the intersection of Market and Duboce, behind the historic façade of the former Gantner Brothers’ Funeral Home building at 1965 Market Street, could... Read More »

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Skinny New Development Slated for Approval

Plans to raze the two-story building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Lapu Lapu Streets, merge the 744 Harrison Street parcel with the parking lot parcel at 29 Rizal Street behind, and construct a skinny 8-story building across the Central SoMa site are slated to be approved next... Read More »