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Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection issued a notice to the owners of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street to either legalize the units or clear the building of residential... Read More »

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

Plans to raze the former Machine Works building at 340 Bryant Street and build up to 150-condos on the site were explored but never pursued. Instead, the then-new owners decided to pursue a conversion of the industrial building, around which the eastbound HOV lanes for the Bay Bridge on-ramp wrap,... Read More »

Millennial Buyers Rule The  Roost At Emeryville Development

Millennial Buyers Rule The Roost At Emeryville Development

It took eight years, including a two-year hiatus from 2009 to 2011 when the unsold units were lost to foreclosure, but the 424-unit Bridgewater complex in Emeryville, a complex which was originally developed as a rental property in 1988, is now officially “sold out.” A few numbers to note:... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

Purchased for $965,000 in late 2008 with run of the mill floors and finishes and a sub-optimal use of its 1,410-square-foot space, the Oriental Warehouse loft #309 at 650 Delancey Street has been completely remodeled, with reclaimed Settlers’ Plank hardwood floors, new finishes, and a “reimagined” top floor with a... Read More »

Looking For A Brick And Timber SoMa Warehouse To Call Home?

Looking For A Brick And Timber SoMa Warehouse To Call Home?

While currently only permitted for office use, the 2,760-square-foot brick and timber SoMa warehouse at 32 Heron Street has been seismically retrofitted and outfitted with two bedrooms, a designer kitchen, hardwood floors and a two-car garage behind the roll-up door which is just down the street from the LEVYdance... Read More »

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

A Contemporary Home Within An Iconic Beaux-Arts Building

One of two multi-level condos which replaced the perennially plagued restaurant space at the base of the iconic Beaux-Arts Building at 1001 California Street, the building from which Vincent Friia once ruled over real estate in San Francisco, “Townhouse No. 2″ has been on the market, but unlisted, seeking... Read More »

Packing ‘Em In At 100 Van Ness, Even More Apartments Proposed

The Emerald Fund is seeking permission to add another 18 apartments to the 399 under construction at 100 Van Ness Avenue, within the old AAA building which has been re-skinned. If approved, the envelope of the building at 100 Van Ness wouldn’t be expanded, but rather the development’s planned... Read More »

Design Center Tenants Could Be Saved, Pinterest Space Constrained

Design Center Tenants Could Be Saved, Pinterest Space Constrained

The landmark loophole which the owners of the San Francisco Design Center have been planning to invoke in order to convert the 330,000 square foot building from showroom to office use, a conversion which would clear the way for Pinterest to move into the Center, is close to being... Read More »

A Base For Google’s Exiled Barge?  Pier 29 Plan Shaping Up

A Base For Google’s Exiled Barge? Pier 29 Plan Shaping Up

A ten minute walk from Pier 39 which is the most-visited attraction in San Francisco with an estimated 8.5 million visitors annually, and directly adjacent to San Francisco’s new Cruise Ship Terminal at Pier 27 which will serve 300,000 passengers and host up to 100 events per year, the... Read More »

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

Inside The Cathedral Building’s Penthouse And Hidden Lair

As we first wrote about Oakland’s Cathedral Building at 1615 Broadway when it went condo in early 2008: It’s across the bay, but we do love the building. Built in 1913 and designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, the 14-story Oakland Federal Building is a shining example of the Gothic... Read More »

Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse On The Market For $4.5M

Designer Mint Plaza Penthouse On The Market For $4.5M

The 3,221 square foot penthouse atop the Silver Building, which fronts Mint Plaza at 424 Jessie Street, has hit the market listed for $4,500,000. The high-end kitchen is outfitted with Anigre wood cabinets, granite counter tops, and a cast glass eating counter which is mounted to a cast-in-place concrete kitchen... Read More »

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

Weekend At Bernice, Part 2

The industrial building on the southeast corner of Bernice and 12th Street which sits behind the Eagle was legally converted into three “live/work lofts for artists” back in 2002. Listed for $3,595,000 in early 2012, the 6,200 square foot unit in the building known as 9 Bernice sold for $3,050,000 that... Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest Move Advances To Board

Legislation To Block Pinterest Move Advances To Board

Despite an offer by the owners of the San Francisco Design Center to cover up to $3 million in relocation costs for tenants which would be displaced by the conversion of the Center to general office use and leasing of much of the building to Pinterest, and Pinterest’s offer... Read More »

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Legislation To Block Pinterest’s Move And Design Center Conversion

Supervisor Cohen has formally introduced legislation which could effectively block the conversion of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from showrooms into tech space for at least 18 months. The Design Center is currently zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), a zoning which disallows... Read More »