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The Real Story behind This $40 Million Spec Home

The Real Story behind This $40 Million Spec Home

The $40 million spec home at 2712 Broadway up on Billionaires Row, which the Wall Street Journal profiled yesterday, has actually been on the market for a few months. And in fact, a number of plugged-in readers have been interested. But a flag (or two) has been raised. In... Read More »

Bankruptcy Saves High-End Development Site from Foreclosure

Bankruptcy Saves High-End Development Site from Foreclosure

While on the market with an $8.9 million price tag, touting “a great starting point for a high-end housing development,” the Green Street Auto Body garage at 1776 Green Street was also scheduled to hit the courthouse steps and be foreclosed upon this afternoon. A bankruptcy filing has postponed... Read More »

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

With the refined options for connecting Caltrain (and High Speed Rail) to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, redeveloping the 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets and tearing down the northern terminus of I-280 in San Francisco expected to be ready by the end of this year, the... Read More »

Neighbors Challenge Elbo Room Redevelopment

Neighbors Challenge Elbo Room Redevelopment

With the proposed redevelopment of the Elbo Room – which now calls adding three new stories atop the existing two-story building at 645-647 Valencia Street, converting its ground floor into a 600-square-foot retail space and 4-car garage, and constructing seven apartments above – having been granted a streamlined environmental... Read More »

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

400-Foot-Tall Downtown Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

The refined plans for a 40-story downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 400 feet in height upon the western quarter of the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets, a block which is currently covered by the 520-space Downtown Merchants parking garage, could be... Read More »

Little Lot Sells for $299K with Big Plans for a Small House

Little Lot Sells for $299K with Big Plans for a Small House

The substandard 1,522-square-foot lot at the corner of Folsom and Chapman has just sold for $299,000, having been marketed as “high above the fray and close to Bernal Heights Park, Cortland and all that makes Bernal so wonderful,” but without any warranties that the parcel could actually be developed... Read More »

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Plans to Transform the Former Volvo Shop on 16th

Purchased by Steel Arc Properties (a.k.a. the Martin Building Company) for $4.6 million last year, plans to add two modern stories and twelve apartments atop the former Volvo Centrum shop at 3512 16th Street have been drafted by BAR Architects. In addition to the twelve new residential units, the... Read More »

Proposal to Double the Size of Lyft’s Old HQ and Add Townhomes

Proposal to Double the Size of Lyft’s Old HQ and Add Townhomes

Plans to double the size of the 68,500-square-foot Mission District office building at 2300 Harrison Street, which was leased to Lyft before their move to China Basin, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story addition would rise over the building’s current parking lot to the south. In addition... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Mission District Lavanderia Parcel Proposed

Bigger Plans for Mission District Lavanderia Parcel Proposed

The formal application to raze the Wash Club lavanderia at 2918 Mission Street and redevelop its Mission District parcel and adjacent parking lot has been filed. As expected, while the site is principally zoned for development up to 65 feet in height, and Gould Evans had initially drafted plans... Read More »

More Affordable Housing on the Way in South Mission Bay

More Affordable Housing on the Way in South Mission Bay

While Mission Bay North is fully developed, and the last market rate residential development to be built within the boundaries of Mission Bay South is under construction at 1000 Channel Street, on Mission Bay Block 1, there are still 868 units of affordable housing that have yet to be... Read More »