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Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

While plans for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa structure at 224 Townsend Street were drafted and formally proposed last year, the owner of the building is now seeking permission to permanently continue its operation as a parking garage, the... Read More »

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

The 300-Foot Tower Next Door

As you might have noticed, there’s big mass lurking in the background of the plans for an 18-story tower with 205 below market rate apartments to rise at 921 Howard Street. And in fact, that other mass is a placeholder for a 30-story tower with over 200 residential units... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Owned by the “5H GP” LLC, which is an affiliated entity of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), plans for an 18-story tower with 205 Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments to rise on the Central SoMa parcels at 915-921 Howard Street, near the corner of 5th, have been drafted... Read More »

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

With plans to raise the roof at 633 Folsom Street in the works, and the designs for a 14-story building to rise on the corner site of the two-story Canton Seafood & Dim Sum restaurant at 655 Folsom Street now closer to reality, the proposed 667 Folsom Street project,... Read More »

Timing for Massive Flower Mart Project and an Interim Parking Lot

Timing for Massive Flower Mart Project and an Interim Parking Lot

Having served as a fleet parking lot and storage facility for AT&T/Pacific Bell service vehicles since the 1970’s, the corner parcel at 610 Brannan Street was sold to Kilroy Realty earlier this year and has been wrapped into the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site, a... Read More »

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples for a Rare Downtown Patio Condo since 2013

Apples-To-Apples for a Rare Downtown Patio Condo since 2013

Purchased for $1.2 million in mid-2013, the rare two-bedroom patio residence #2F at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU) returned to the market priced at $1.45 million this past April, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 20 percent over three years – or roughly 7 percent... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples in Central SoMa, including Interest Rates

Apples-To-Apples in Central SoMa, including Interest Rates

Speaking of list price reductions in San Francisco, the asking price for the “rarely available” corner one-bedroom unit #802 on a penthouse level of the Palms at 555 4th Street, a level which is outfitted with gas stoves and Sub-Zero refrigerators, has just been reduced for the fourth time.... Read More »

Central SoMa Rising: Plans for 123 New Homes on 5th

Central SoMa Rising: Plans for 123 New Homes on 5th

With a bit of drilling going on at the lot on the corner of 5th and Shipley, a reader wonders what’s in the works for the Central SoMa site. As proposed, the three two-story buildings at 360 5th Street, 210 and 212 Clara Street will be razed, the western... Read More »