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In the Red at Blu

In the Red at Blu

Purchased for $1.458 million or roughly $1,185 per square foot in October 2015, the two-bedroom unit #7D at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU), which includes a dedicated parking spot, two bathrooms and a den and is the largest two-bedroom floor plan in the building, returned to the market this... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

Plans for an 18-Story Hotel to Rise upon Shuttered LuLu’s Site

As we first noted nine months ago: 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... Read More »

Plans for a 239-Room SoMa Hotel with a Rooftop Bar and Pool

Plans for a 239-Room SoMa Hotel with a Rooftop Bar and Pool

Plans for a 239-room Ennismore hotel to rise up to 8 stories in height across the irregularly shaped, 64-space Central SoMa parking lot parcel at 424 Brannan Street have been massed by Handel Architects and submitted to the City for review. As proposed, the hotel’s lobby would front Ritch... Read More »

127-Unit SoMa Development Streamlined and Reslated for Approval

127-Unit SoMa Development Streamlined and Reslated for Approval

While the public hearing for the proposed 127-unit development to rise up to 8 stories in height on the western side of 5th Street, between Shipley and Clara in Central SoMa, didn’t happen last month as originally calendared, the project has just secured an Eastern Neighborhoods Plan-based determination to... Read More »

Proposed 5th Street Hotel and Fewer Donuts Closer to Reality

Proposed 5th Street Hotel and Fewer Donuts Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year, the development team behind the proposed redevelopment of the All Stars Donuts shop site at 5th and Harrison had shifted gears and drafted plans for a hotel, rather than housing, to rise upon the 399 5th Street parcel. The plans for the eight-story,... Read More »

A Lack of Appreciation for the Largest Penthouse atop BLU

A Lack of Appreciation for the Largest Penthouse atop BLU

Purchased for $2.8 million back in February of 2011, the 2,623-square-foot “Penthouse D” atop BLU at 631 Folsom Street returned to the market in April of last year priced at $4.198 million, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 49.9 percent over the previous five years... Read More »

Positioning for 130 Feet in Height and Office Space Right Here

Positioning for 130 Feet in Height and Office Space Right Here

The second floor of the 32,000-square-foot ABC Imaging building at 679 Bryant Street, which is also known as 168 Welsh Street, has been recently remodeled to look more upscale and tech office-y, including new windows and a laminate floor. But as the former printing plant space remains zoned for... Read More »

Hearing to Initiate Adoption of Central SoMa Plan Has Been Set

Hearing to Initiate Adoption of Central SoMa Plan Has Been Set

Having been pushed back a few months, the Planning Commission hearing at which the legislative process required to formally adopt San Francisco’s revised Central SoMa Plan is slated to be initiated has been slated for August 31. As proposed, the revised plan raises the proposed height limits for numerous... Read More »

Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: 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... Read More »

Plans for More Public Parking in Central SoMa, at Least for Now

Plans for More Public Parking in Central SoMa, at Least for Now

Emphasizing that the one of the specific objectives of San Francisco’s pending Central SoMa plan “is to encourage mode shift away from private automobile use,” San Francisco’s Planning Department isn’t too thrilled about plans to convert 340 Townsend Street’s private garage into a 188-space public parking facility, but that’s... Read More »