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Now Seeking a Long-Term Tenant for This Historic Garage

Now Seeking a Long-Term Tenant for This Historic Garage

As we first reported last year: While plans to convert the Mission District garage at 3140-3150 16th Street into a massive 20,000-square-foot restaurant and event space dubbed “The Albion on 16th” have been drawn, the building is now back on the market as “an excellent opportunity for an investor... Read More »

Sex Trafficking Likely Funded Eye-Popping Sale in Pacific Heights

Sex Trafficking Likely Funded Eye-Popping Sale in Pacific Heights

As we noted at the time, the buyer behind that eye-popping sale of 2755 Fillmore Street, which sold for $13.25 million or roughly $2,577 per finished square foot back in 2016, wasn’t a foreign national. In fact, the buyer was Michael Lacey, the co-founder of Backpage.com. This past Friday,... Read More »

Amazon Eliminates Bay Area from HQ2 Competition: The Final 20

Amazon Eliminates Bay Area from HQ2 Competition: The Final 20

Having received proposals from 238 suitors, including a Bay Area Council-led bid which combined Concord, Fremont, Oakland, Richmond and San Francisco, Amazon has just released its short-list of 20 cities that are still in the running to land the behemoth’s second North American headquarters, a full equal to their... Read More »

Unpermitted Live/Work Warehouse on the Market in the Mission

Unpermitted Live/Work Warehouse on the Market in the Mission

While not currently permitted for either office or residential use, the Mission District warehouse building at 3075 21st Street has been carved up into a warren of “offices,” at least one of which is still outfitted with a bed, along with a couple of unwarranted kitchens and baths. And... Read More »

SoMa Penthouse Nearly Fetches Its 2007 Price

SoMa Penthouse Nearly Fetches Its 2007 Price

Purchased for $850,000 in January of 2012, the two-story, 1,245-square-foot penthouse unit #827 at The Palms returned to the market listed for $1.399 million this past June. Reduced to $1.299 million and alternatively offered for rent at $5,450 a month, the sale of 555 4th Street #827 has now... Read More »

How Much Gas Does a Gas Station Pump in San Francisco? (ANSWERED)

How Much Gas Does a Gas Station Pump in San Francisco? (ANSWERED)

With plans for a 177-unit development to rise on the Divisadero Touchless Carwash and Roy’s Shell station site at the corner of Divisadero and Oak moving forward, and building on a larger trend, it’s time to see if perceptions match reality with respect to demand for gas and car... Read More »

Playing the Illegal Housing Card for a Holdout in Central SoMa

Playing the Illegal Housing Card for a Holdout in Central SoMa

Responding to a complaint about the illegal addition of a residential unit above the Central City Glass shop at 759 Harrison Street back in 2003, a city inspector met with the owner of the four-story building who stated that the unit had “been in place for 20-25 years” despite... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

The paperwork for a ballot initiative that seeks to establish an official “Thou Shall Not Covet” policy for the City of San Francisco has been submitted to the Department of Elections. The proposed language for the deceleration, which specifically targets the movement of professional sports teams around the Bay:... Read More »

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

With a “Zestimate” of $8.1 million, the “rare and extraordinary…Telegraph Terrace Penthouse” unit #20 at 175 Francisco Street hit the market priced at $7.5 million in June of last year. Reduced to $6.5 million in September and then to $6.0 million the following month, the Telegraph Hill condo was... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a Good Neighbor Commission in San Francisco

Initiative to Establish a Good Neighbor Commission in San Francisco

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure to establish a “Good Neighbor Commission” has been submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections. As envisioned, San Francisco’s existing seven-member Entertainment Commission would be renamed the “San Francisco Entertainment and Good Neighbor Commission;” an additional four commissioners would be added; and... Read More »