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Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Settlement Reached To Allow Overlook Project To Proceed

Approved for development in early 2013, the San Francisco Overlook Project was designed to include a total 34-units, a mix of 24 duplexes and 10 townhomes, on the western slope of Mount Sutro at the end of Crestmont Drive. A dispute with the existing Mount Sutro Wood Owners Association,... Read More »

Uptown Giant Burgers Site For Sale With Approved Plans

Uptown Giant Burgers Site For Sale With Approved Plans

With approved plans for a nine-story building to rise on the corner, the former Giant Burgers site, which has recently been remodeled and re-opened as “Space Burger,” at Telegraph Avenue and 22nd Street in Oakland’s Uptown is back on the market and seeking a buyer interested in redeveloping the... Read More »

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

As we first reported early last year, the owners of the building at 645 Valencia Street which is currently leased to the Elbo Room have been working on plans to raze the Mission district venue and construct a five-story condo development with a bit of retail on the ground... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

In addition to cutting 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8, Related California has reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, which means that Whole Foods is out and the developer is now seeking a “comparable” type of grocery... Read More »

Mission Bay Housing For Homeless Vets And Low-Income Families

Mission Bay Housing For Homeless Vets And Low-Income Families

A request for proposals to build and manage up to 101 apartments for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families on the eastern half of Mission Bay Block 3, which fronts Third Street between Mission Rock and Long Bridge, is slated to be released in two days (April 23). As... Read More »

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

Approved for the development of a six-story building back in 2013, with 24 residential units over ground floor retail and a 14-car garage to rise, the prominent gas station site on the northwest corner of Castro and Market has been locked in a legal battle ever since.  And after two... Read More »

SFMTA Seeks To Reduce Bike Parking Due To Lack Of Utilization

Following the collection of over six months of data tacking the utilization of bike racks installed in the 18 parking garages managed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the agency’s Parking Division has requested a reduction in the required number of racks to be installed in at... Read More »

Ironically Dubbed “Sequoia House” On The Market For $2.6M

Ironically Dubbed “Sequoia House” On The Market For $2.6M

Purchased as a half-finished project for $951,000 in cash on the courthouse steps in early 2014, the Upper Market home at 3066 Market Street has just returned to the market in a fully-finished state and listed for $2,595,000 ($1,040 per square foot). While Maven Investments was planning to chop... Read More »

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing Production In S.F. Highest In Over 20 Years, But…

Housing production in San Francisco was the highest in over two decades last year, with 3,514 new units added to the city’s overall inventory (which now totals 379,597 units), a dramatic swing from the 269 units of housing added in 2011. That being said, the number of employed residents... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, has been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, despite objections from parents with children who attend the LePort PreSchool which occupies the historic building at 50 Fell Street and abuts... Read More »

Prepping For 350 Condos (And A Hotel) To Rise On Giants Lot D

Prepping For 350 Condos (And A Hotel) To Rise On Giants Lot D

The CIM Group is gearing up to break ground for the construction of 350 condos on Mission Bay Block 1, the San Francisco Giants Parking Lot D site which is bound by Third, Fourth and Channel Streets and fronts Mission Creek to the north. The development will include a... Read More »

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

Plans to raze the former Machine Works building at 340 Bryant Street and build up to 150-condos on the site were explored but never pursued. Instead, the then-new owners decided to pursue a conversion of the industrial building, around which the eastbound HOV lanes for the Bay Bridge on-ramp wrap,... Read More »

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

Planning For Shuttered McDonald’s Site Underway

The chain link fence which was cemented into place around the abruptly shuttered McDonald’s at 600 Van Ness has been keeping the taggers and transients at bay. And while McDonald’s has yet to file a formal proposal for developing the site, they have started to explore the parcel’s potential... Read More »

Noe Valley Infill: Five Stories With Condos Over Retail On 24th

Noe Valley Infill: Five Stories With Condos Over Retail On 24th

From the listing of the little single-family home at 3822 24th Street which purchased for $759,000 in March of 2012 and didn’t include the lot next door: “This SFR on 24th St in the heart of Noe Valley is a very special piece of SF real estate. The home... Read More »