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Affordable 200-Unit Mission Bay Building Slated To Break Ground

Affordable 200-Unit Mission Bay Building Slated To Break Ground

The building permits for 200 affordable apartments to rise on the western portion of Mission Bay Block 7, fronting Fourth Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North, were issued last year. And according to a plugged-in source, the ground for the four-story development – a development which... Read More »

Cathedral Hill Rising (And Soon To Be Razed)

Cathedral Hill Rising (And Soon To Be Razed)

Up the street from the McDonald’s site and cater-corner to 1200 Van Ness, the foundation for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital is being poured and should be finished in April.  The tower cranes for the hospital project will start rising next week. And while originally scheduled to begin late last year,... Read More »

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

Little-Known Public Open Spaces Could Be Made Private

While not widely publicized, over 12,000 square feet of public open space was constructed in the form of two sunny terraces off the fourth and sixth floors of the 31-story Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard Street, a condition of the development’s approval and the result of a 1980s-era city... Read More »

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Left standing like a Hollywood set, two thin brick facades are all that remain of a pair of historic buildings on the north side of Pine between Franklin and Van Ness, clearing the way for two 13-story towers to rise on the 1634 Pine Street site. Dubbed “Rockwell,” the development... Read More »

Halsey Minor’s $18 Million Mansion Returns Anew

Halsey Minor’s $18 Million Mansion Returns Anew

As we wrote about the CNET co-founder’s mansion in San Francisco last month: Despite a million dollar price cut earlier this year, and having last been listed for $18 million versus the $20 million which was paid for the Presidio Heights property in 2007, the listing for Halesy Minor’s 18,000... Read More »

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

A permit for the mechanical demolition of Candlestick Park Stadium was issued to Lennar on Tuesday, a permit which would require the exclusive use of heavy machinery, and no explosives, in the demo. While Lennar has also requested a permit to implode the upper decks of the Stadium and... Read More »

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Big Plans For A Cursed Nob Hill / Van Ness Corridor Corner

Plans to raze the Pacific Heights Auto Body shop at 1675 Pacific Avenue and the perennially cursed restaurant space on the southeast corner of Van Ness and Pacific, across the street from the blessed Harris’ Steakhouse, have been filed with planning. And as proposed, an eight-story building with 44... Read More »

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

Planning For Balboa Park Reservoir Redevelopment Underway

As we wrote about the Balboa Park Reservoir a year ago next week: With a 100-year drought underway, it would be nice if it were filled the brim, but the 25-acre Balboa Park Reservoir which was built in the 1950’s has never held a drop of water and has... Read More »

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Plans For 162-Unit Pill Hill Development Dusted Off

Approved for development in 2007 but waylaid by the great recession and a parking lot since the former Courthouse Athletic Club Building on the site was hastily razed in 2009, the plans for a five-story condo project to rise across 1.4 acres at 2935 Telegraph Avenue have been dusted... Read More »

From $1M In 2009 To $2M In 2015 For A Mission Bay Two-Bedroom

From $1M In 2009 To $2M In 2015 For A Mission Bay Two-Bedroom

Brand new and listed for $1,150,000 in 2009, the two-bedroom Mission Bay condo #702 at 330 Mission Bay Boulevard (a.k.a. Radiance) ended up selling for $925,000, or roughly $575 per square foot, that October, with unobstructed views in three directions. Since then, the neighborhood has been built up a bit,... Read More »

Legislation To Protect Clubs From Encroaching Condos

With noise complaints from residents in buildings that have recently risen or been converted in neighborhoods that were formerly commercial in character and have historically catered to clubs and other places of entertainment (POEs) on the rise, legislation to protect the POEs and require those buying or leasing residences... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Development Ready For Review

Modern Mid-Market Development Ready For Review

The Environmental Impact Report for Trumark Urban’s proposed 12-story building to rise along Market Street, between Franklin and Van Ness, with 109 condos over three ground-floor retail spaces and an underground garage has been drafted and is ready for review. As we first reported a few months ago, the... Read More »

Gourmet Grocery And Food Emporium Coming To Folsom And Main

Gourmet Grocery And Food Emporium Coming To Folsom And Main

Tishman Speyer has inked an agreement with The Market company, the group behind the 22,000-square-foot market opening at the base of the Twitter building in two weeks, to open a 9,500-square-foot gourmet grocery and dining emporium in the base of LUMINA‘s Main Street Plaza A, the building rising at the... Read More »

Dogpatch Development Slated For Conditional Approval

Dogpatch Development Slated For Conditional Approval

Having adopted an “Intent to Approve” AvalonBay’s plans for a 326-unit apartment building to rise up to 58 feet in height at 800 Indiana Street last month, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to act upon its intent and formally approve the development this week, albeit with a new... Read More »

Ten-To-One: San Francisco’s Housing Market In A Nutshell

Around 7,500 units of housing have been built in San Francisco since January 1, 2010.  Over the same five years, the number of employed residents has increased by 74,000.  And in a nutshell, that ten-to-one ratio has been driving the trend in rents and property values. With nearly 7,000... Read More »