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From Car Wash To Condos And Upscale Architecture On Potrero Ave

From Car Wash To Condos And Upscale Architecture On Potrero Ave

Plans for a modern nine-story building with 70 condos to rise at 346 Potrero Avenue are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon.  The development would replace the current car wash and billboard which are sandwiched between the Shell station and McDonald’s at the intersection of 16th Street. In addition to Read More »

50 First Street Wow Factor Extends Beyond Its Height

50 First Street Wow Factor Extends Beyond Its Height

If the sheer height of the 910-foot tower that’s proposed to rise at 50 First Street doesn’t wow you, the tower’s elevated first floor and open-air plaza beneath surely will.  From John King with respect to the “gasp-inducing” design: The lead architect for the project is Foster + Partners, the celebrated English firm doing the doughnut-shaped Read More »

Designs For 910-Foot Foster + Partners Tower Submitted To Planning

Designs For 910-Foot Foster + Partners Tower Submitted To Planning

The preliminary designs for two towers designed by Foster + Partners and Heller Manus Architects which could rise up to 910 feet in height at the corner of First and Mission have been submitted to Planning for Environmental Review. As we first reported last year, TMG Partners’ proposed 50 First Street development includes over 1 million Read More »

Flower Mart Foreshadowing Coming To Fruition, Site To Be Sold

Flower Mart Foreshadowing Coming To Fruition, Site To Be Sold

Kilroy Realty Corporation has agreed to purchase all the outstanding shares of the San Francisco Flowers Growers’ Association for $27 million. If the acquisition seems a bit odd, consider this: the only material asset of the Growers’ Association at the closing of the transaction is anticipated to be an 1.9 acre site upon which the Read More »

Office Rents In San Francisco Up 81% Since 2010, And Climbing

Office Rents In San Francisco Up 81% Since 2010, And Climbing

There is over 4 million square feet of office space under development in San Francisco, the largest pipeline of commercial space in over thirty years.  That being said, the majority of that pipeline won’t be ready for occupancy until post-2015 and over half has already been speculatively pre-leased by companies such as Salesforce and LinkedIn. Read More »

Approved East Bay Parker Place Development Seeks More Parking

Approved East Bay Parker Place Development Seeks More Parking

Lennar’s 155-unit “Parker Place” development was approved to rise on the west side of Shattuck Avenue at Parker Street, about one-half mile south of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, replacing the existing Honda dealership, garage and lot on the site. As approved by Berkeley’s City Council in January of 2012, in addition to the residential Read More »

McDonald’s Site Near AT&T Park Slated For 10-Story Hotel

McDonald’s Site Near AT&T Park Slated For 10-Story Hotel

The plans for the SoMa parcel upon which McDonald’s sits on the southeast corner of Third and Townsend near AT&T Park have been revealed: Stonebridge Companies, a Colorado-based hotel development and management company, plans to build a 10-story, 225-room hotel on the 701 Third Street site which is zoned for development up to 105-feet in height. In terms Read More »

Trading Kung’s For 67 SROs On Folsom Street

Trading Kung’s For 67 SROs On Folsom Street

Plans to raze the Kung’s Trading Co. building on the southeast corner of Folsom and Dore and construct a seven-story residential building on the Western SoMa site are making their way through Planning. The proposed building would reach a height of 65 feet and be configured with 67 “Single Room Occupancy (SRO)” units averaging 385 square Read More »

Alexandria Theater Sold, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

Alexandria Theater Sold, Redevelopment Plans Ramping Up

The dilapidated Alexandria Theater at 5400 Geary Boulevard which was approved for redevelopment over a year ago has been sold.  And according to Jessica Zhao, a representative for the new ownership group, the buyers are focused on getting the residential component of the development underway. As plugged-in people know, the approved plans for the project called Read More »

Ocean Avenue Rising: Designs For Four-Story Infill Development

Ocean Avenue Rising: Designs For Four-Story Infill Development

A 45-foot-tall building has been designed to rise on the corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues, across the street from the Ocean Avenue Whole Foods Market.  And as proposed, the 270 Brighton Avenue development will produce 28 dwelling units over two ground-floor commercial spaces and a garage for 10 cars and 28 bikes. In order Read More »

Measure To Increase Heights For Pier 70 Project Qualifies For Ballot

Measure To Increase Heights For Pier 70 Project Qualifies For Ballot

The proposed ballot measure to increase Pier 70′s building height limits from 40 feet to 90 feet and help clear the way for Forest City’s development of up to 1,000 new units of housing, two million square feet of commercial space, and 400,000 square feet of retail, cultural and maker uses has qualified for the November Read More »

San Francisco Median Home Price Hits Record Million Dollar Mark

San Francisco Median Home Price Hits Record Million Dollar Mark

While Bay Area home sales were relatively flat in June (up 0.2 percent year-over-year and month-over-month), and listed home sales in San Francisco were down nine percent, recorded home sales in San Francisco were up 6.4 percent versus the year before as a backlog of sales in new developments continued to close escrow. That being said, Read More »

Designs For A New Cafe And More At 7th And Brannan

Designs For A New Cafe And More At 7th And Brannan

Susie’s Café has closed.  Ed’s Auto Service was boarded up.  And as proposed and permitted, a 40-foot building with 5 little commercial spaces will be built on the southeast corner of 7th and Brannan. Designed by Levy Design Partners, the 603 7th Street project will yield 4,125 square feet of space, with roll-up doors along Read More »

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

State Sues To Overturn SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Act

The State of California has filed suit against The City of San Francisco, seeking to block enforcement of Proposition B and invalidate the highly contested Waterfront Height Limit Right to Vote Act which was approved by voters last month. Championed by the California State Lands Commission, the lawsuit was filed in San Francisco Superior Court Read More »

Inventory Reality Check: Ticking Up In San Francisco

The number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco has been ticking up since the beginning of the year and is currently within two (2) percent of the inventory at the same time last year.  In fact, the number of condos currently listed for sale in San Francisco is now higher by one (1) Read More »