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The First Resale Of An Icon

The First Resale Of An Icon

Having filled the decades-old “Hole in the Ground” at the intersection of Market, 16th and Noe and been dubbed the “Icon,” the five-story building that rose at 2299 Market Street opened in 2013. And in August of 2013, the purchase of unit #204, an 820 square-foot one-bedroom on the... Read More »

Chains Recommended For Three Castro Street Sites

Chains Recommended For Three Castro Street Sites

As proposed, SoulCycle will take over the iconic Bank of America building formerly occupied by Diesel at 400 Castro Street, Philz Coffee will move into David Chiu’s former campaign office space at 549 Castro Street, and Hamburger Mary’s will occupy the former Patio Restaurant and Café space at 531... Read More »

Three Chains Angling For Castro Street Openings

Three Chains Angling For Castro Street Openings

Philz Coffee, Hamburger Mary’s and SoulCycle are all angling to land on Castro Street and the one hearing which could clear the way for all three to land on the street has been scheduled for December 4. As proposed, SoulCycle will take over the iconic Bank of America building... Read More »

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

While the Castro and Upper Market commercial corridor is currently the second most active business district in San Francisco, behind only Union Square, there are currently 28 vacant storefronts along the corridor and the retail vacancy rate is hovering around 7 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. And... Read More »

Armistead Maupin Returns To The City (San Francisco)

Having sold their Parnassus Heights home in 2012 and moved to Santa Fe, Armistead Maupin and husband Christopher Tuner are back in the city of San Francisco.  According to Maupin by way of the Chronicle, the couple are renting a ground-floor flat in a Castro cottage and keeping their place... Read More »

The Refined Designs For A Prime Market And Castro Street Corner

The Refined Designs For A Prime Market And Castro Street Corner

As a condition of approval last year, the developers of the six-story building to rise at 376 Castro and Market Street agreed to work with the Planning Department to modernize and refine the building’s design, and refined the design has been (click images to enlarge). The Planning Deparment’s overview... Read More »

Leticia’s Has Finally Fallen, Five Stories Set To Rise At 2200 Market

Leticia’s Has Finally Fallen, Five Stories Set To Rise At 2200 Market

The application to demolish the single story restaurant and surface area parking lot at the corner of Market, 15th and Sanchez Streets (most recently dba as Laticia’s) was first filed back in 2008. As a plugged-in commuter notes, the building has finally fallen. On the site at 2200 Market... Read More »

From Renderings To Reality (So To Speak) At 2299 Market Street

From Renderings To Reality (So To Speak) At 2299 Market Street

Originally rendered with an Apple store below, then re-rendered with simply STORE, it’s a plugged-in tipster that notes Bank of the West has filed an application to occupy fill the ground floor commercial space of 2299 Market Street, the five story building that’s finally filling the Castro’s decades-old Hole... Read More »

Construction Commences On The Decades-Old “Hole In The Ground”

Construction Commences On The Decades-Old “Hole In The Ground”

Construction has commenced at the corner of Market, Noe, and 16th streets. Known as the “Hole in the Ground” for the past three decades following the fiery demise of the church that once occupied the site, as plugged-in people know, it’s a five-story building with 18 residential units over... Read More »

2299 Market As Proposed, Opposed, And Recommended By Planning

2299 Market As Proposed, Opposed, And Recommended By Planning

With objections ranging from its impact on pedestrians and bicycles (“circulation and safety issues”), to parking ratios (1:1 as proposed), to ground floor retail ceiling height, to how its affordable housing component will be handled (in-lieu versus onsite), the proposed design of 2299 Market is opposed by Castro Area... Read More »

Designs For The Castro’s “Hole In The Ground” (2299 Market Street)

Designs For The Castro’s “Hole In The Ground” (2299 Market Street)

As proposed, the Castro’s long vacant “hole in the ground” at 2299 Market Street (corner of 16th and Noe) would become a five-story mixed-use development with 18 residential units, 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail and 18 underground parking spaces. And while the proposed Ian Birchall and Associates... Read More »

It’s Rendering Thaim Time For 2200-2210 Market (Corner Of 15th)

It’s Rendering Thaim Time For 2200-2210 Market (Corner Of 15th)

The proposed design for 2200 Market at 15th Street via Curbed above. As the corner and Thai House Restaurant currently stand below. As proposed the single story restaurant and surface area parking lot will become a restaurant and retail on the ground floor with 22 residential units in four... Read More »