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Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

While the approved plans to expand Fox Plaza remain on hold, the Plaza’s new ownership team is about to launch a two-pronged renovation project “to greatly improve the appearance” of its 29-story tower. In addition to a fresh coat of paint, new exterior lights will be added to the... Read More »

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

The Plans to Transform San Francisco’s Civic Center

In the works since 2016, three comprehensive plans for transforming San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, Fulton Mall and United Nations Plaza, as newly rendered and outlined below, will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. Intended to illustrate “a range of long-term potential improvements and approaches to... Read More »

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

Redesigned Golden Gate Development Closer to Reality

The new plans for an eleven-story building to rise on the site of the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building turned Empire Room at 555 Golden Gate Avenue could be approved next week. As now designed by RG-Architecture, versus Natoma Architects as previously rendered, for JS Sullivan Development, the proposed project... Read More »

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

As we first reported last week, plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinema are in the works. And as proposed, the 6,381-square-foot space will be converted into “Retail Sales and Service” use. While a specific tenant has yet to be identified, as a plugged-in reader correctly surmised, a “Health... Read More »

Asian Art Museum Addition Completely Redesigned

Asian Art Museum Addition Completely Redesigned

The proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin Street has been completed redesigned. The extruded aluminum screen which was envisioned to wrap around the expansion and existing structure below, with a matte finish and champagne color to complement the building’s limestone façade, is gone, having... Read More »

Mini Condo Listed at a Big Loss

Mini Condo Listed at a Big Loss

As we wrote about the Book Concern Building condo #511, which measures a legal 275 square feet and fetched $465,000, or roughly $1,690 per square foot, in June of 2015: Having originally been listed at $485,000, rather than artificially priced at 50 percent below comparable sales in order to... Read More »

Design for Asian Art Museum Addition Revealed

Design for Asian Art Museum Addition Revealed

The proposed $25 million expansion of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum at 200 Larkin Street has been rendered and the plans are about to be presented to San Francisco’s Architectural Review Committee for feedback prior to seeking the city’s approval to proceed. Designed by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY,... Read More »

Plans for Golden Gate Avenue Project Move Forward, Retail Added

Plans for Golden Gate Avenue Project Move Forward, Retail Added

Plans to raze the former Stars/Trader Vic’s/Maestro building turned Empire Room at 555 Golden Gate Avenue and construct an eleven-story building on the site are moving forward. As proposed by JS Sullivan, the revised plan for the building, which is being designed by Natoma Architects, now includes 58 condos,... Read More »

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

The Book Concern Building condo #511 which measures a legal 275 square feet – that’s 16 square feet smaller than the “smallest condo in San Francisco” that made headlines when it fetched $415,000 in April – has sold for $465,000 or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Having originally been listed at $485,000, rather... Read More »

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

From The Flames Of Saint Paulus, Condos Could Soon Rise

The designs for an eight-story building with 95 condos over a 10,000-square-foot church to rise on the southeast corner of Gough and Eddy are one step closer to being blessed by Planning as the environmental review for the project has been completed and no red flags have been raised.... Read More »