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Plans for Building Up Geary Boulevard: Grand Hot Pot Edition

Plans for Building Up Geary Boulevard: Grand Hot Pot Edition

Plans to raze the one-and-a-half-story building at 3565 Geary Boulevard, which is currently home to Grand Hot Pot Lounge, are in the works. And as envisioned, a seven-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height upon the Lone Mountain site which is actually zoned for development up... Read More »

Passed by Planning, Central SoMa Plan Is Now Headed to the Supes

Passed by Planning, Central SoMa Plan Is Now Headed to the Supes

Having been unanimously supported by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last week, the City’s ambitious Central SoMa Plan is now slated to be reviewed by the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Transportation Committee on June 25, after which it will be passed along to San Francisco’s full Board of... Read More »

Lumina Plaza Penthouse Fails to Fetch its 2015 Price

Lumina Plaza Penthouse Fails to Fetch its 2015 Price

Purchased for $2.331 million or roughly $1,430 per square foot in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Lumina Plaza C’s penthouse unit #8E, which features 12-foot ceilings and measures 1,630 square feet, with two bedrooms and two baths, returned to the market listed for $2.586 million in the fourth... Read More »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den Back on the Market for a Million Bucks

As we wrote last year: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of... Read More »

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

In the works since 2016, three comprehensive plans for transforming San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, as newly rendered and outlined below, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Intended to illustrate “a range of long-term potential improvements and approaches to... Read More »

Placeholder for Transbay District Tower Slated for Approval, Again

Placeholder for Transbay District Tower Slated for Approval, Again

While plans for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower with up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were approved to rise on the downtown parking lot parcel at 524 Howard Street back in 2016, the ground has yet to be broken. And as... Read More »

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

The new plans for an eleven-story building to rise on the site of the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building turned Empire Room at 555 Golden Gate Avenue could be approved next week. As now designed by RG-Architecture, versus Natoma Architects as previously rendered, for JS Sullivan Development, the proposed project... Read More »

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

Thwarted by Neighbors, Noe Home Returns sans Addition

With plans to raise, renovate and expand the existing 2,300-square-foot Noe Valley home at 437 Hoffman Avenue having been drafted, the property traded hands for $1.85 million in 2014. While the expanded home would have remained ten feet under the zoned height limit for its parcel, and had included... Read More »

Modern Mount Olympus Development Closer to Reality

Modern Mount Olympus Development Closer to Reality

Plans for a modern 10-unit development to effectively rise on the northwest corner of 17th and Roosevelt, below the summit of San Francisco’s Mount Olympus on the southern border of Ashbury Heights, have been in the works since 2014. As proposed by Dawson & Clinton, the existing single-family home... Read More »

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

Purchased as a 1,300-square-foot house, with two bedrooms and two baths, for $760,000 in October of 2007, the Sunnyside home at 643 Mangels Avenue, just below Miraloma and to the west of Glen Park, resold for $527,000 in November of 2011. Since completely rebuilt and expanded to 2,300 square... Read More »