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The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

Built as a duplex in the early 1900s, the two-story West Oakland building at 960-962 16th Street was subsequently converted into the House of Prayer Church of God with a parsonage on the second floor. Purchased for $367,000 in April 2014, the then-church was re-converted into a two-unit residential... Read More »

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

The ongoing battle between the remaining residential tenants of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, and the building’s owners, who have been trying to evict the rent-controlled and... Read More »

Million Dollar Cut for This Noe Valley Landmark

Million Dollar Cut for This Noe Valley Landmark

Purchased by a tech entrepreneur for $5.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, the converted Noe Valley Firehouse at 3816 22nd Street returned to the market at the end of 2015 listed for $6.898 million, touting a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” (for the third time in five years). Withdrawn from... Read More »

North Beach Restaurant in Play with Plans to Apartmentize

North Beach Restaurant in Play with Plans to Apartmentize

The required variance to convert the second and third floors of the North Beach restaurant at 1268 Grant Avenue, which is currently doing business as Tamarind Hall, into four apartments with a garden roof deck has been approved. And with the paperwork to secure the building permits for the conversion... Read More »

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 »

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans for Historic Tech Space on Howard

Plans to convert the two-story warehouse building at 1076 Howard Street into 15,000 square feet of open tech space are in the works, which includes an expansion of the building’s mezzanine level and the addition of a new roof deck and stairwell. While historic designations can hinder development, in... Read More »

A Collective of Jackson Square Sleeping Rooms as Proposed

A Collective of Jackson Square Sleeping Rooms as Proposed

Plans to convert the two office buildings at 1020-1028 Kearny Street into a collective of 24 sleeping rooms averaging 125 square feet apiece, with a few as small as 85 square feet, are in the works. As envisioned, the residents of the 24 sleeping rooms would share ten (10)... Read More »

Morgan Stanley’s Vision to Transform the Macy’s Men’s Store Building

Morgan Stanley’s Vision to Transform the Macy’s Men’s Store Building

With Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street slated to be sold to Morgan Stanley for $250 million next year, after which Macy’s will lease the Union Square building for a couple of years as it consolidates into its flagship store across the street, we now have Morgan... Read More »

Plans to Flood the Dilapidated Alexandria Theater

Plans to Flood the Dilapidated Alexandria Theater

With the redevelopment of the former parking lot parcel behind the dilapidated Alexandria Theater at 5400 Geary Boulevard underway, new plans to completely redevelop the actual theater have been drawn. And as newly proposed by TimeSpace Real Estate, the first floor of the theater will be turned into a... Read More »

SF Warehouse Flagged for Conversion into Illegal Housing

SF Warehouse Flagged for Conversion into Illegal Housing

With the tragic Ghost Ship fire leading to heightened concerns about the underground conversion of industrial buildings into un-permitted dwelling units, a formal complaint has been filed with the city alleging that the 14,000-square-foot warehouse at 1660 Jerrold Avenue, adjacent to Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood,... Read More »