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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 »

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Coworking Space Could Be Shut Down, Others at Risk

Five years ago, the owners 414 Brannan Street sought permission to change the permitted use of the industrial building, which had once been home to an electrical contractor, to general office space. Informed by the City that the ongoing use of the building as office space for a contractor... Read More »

The Future Look and Feel of Sixth Street

The Future Look and Feel of Sixth Street

In addition to the plans for an eight-story building to rise on the southeast corner of (999) Folsom and Sixth, there are three other developments in the works for the east side of Sixth Street, between Folsom and Harrison: 345 6th Street, 363 6th Street and 377 6th Street... Read More »

In the Black or Red at Blu?

In the Black or Red at Blu?

Purchased as new for $763,500 or roughly $621 per square foot in August 2009, the two-bedroom unit #7D at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU) hit the market in September 2015 and resold for $1,458,000 ($1,185 per square foot) that October, representing total appreciation of 91 percent, or 11 percent... Read More »

Proposition Could Pose a Problem for Proposed SoMa Project

Proposition Could Pose a Problem for Proposed SoMa Project

As proposed, the former Pacific Bicycles building at 345 4th Street will be razed and a seven-story commercial building will rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Central SoMa site, with 49,580 square feet of office space over 3,240 square feet of ground floor retail. And as... 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 »

Plans for a 12-Story, 300-Room Hotel Right Here

Plans for a 12-Story, 300-Room Hotel Right Here

The big plans for either 112 condos or 190,000 square feet of office space to rise up to 11 stories in height upon the auto shop parcels at 565-589 Bryant Street have been scrapped. Instead, even bigger plans for a 300-room hotel to rise up to 12 stories upon... Read More »

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to Build Higher on Harrison

Plans to raze the two-story Fast Signs Building on the northwest corner of Harrison and Hawthorne Streets are in the works. And as proposed, a 14-story building, with 118 residential units over a garage for 26 cars, will rise up to 130 feet in height upon the 650 Harrison... Read More »

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Timeline to Adopt San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan Slips

Originally expected to occur this “Spring,” the formal process to adopt San Francisco’s revised Central SoMa Plan is now expected to be initiated in July, a shift which could push the timeline for the plan’s expected adoption back from the “Summer/Fall” of 2017 as well. As proposed, the revised... Read More »

Foreclosed upon at the Palms and Back under $1K per Foot

Foreclosed upon at the Palms and Back under $1K per Foot

Purchased for $575,000 ($832 per square foot) in 2006, the buyer of the one-bedroom unit #533 at the Palms (555 4th Street) was in default with over $270,000 in past due payments and fees owed at the end of 2015. Listed for $785,000 ($1,136 per square foot) in May... Read More »