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It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

Having operated as a restaurant since 1922 but shuttered in 2007 amid allegations of landlord fraud and un-permitted renovations, San Francisco’s landmark Julius’ Castle at 302 Greenwich Street hit the market in 2010 listed for $4,950,000. Having failed to find a buyer and saddled with debt, the owner filed for bankruptcy in 2011.  And in Read More »

Modern Addition To Historic Polk Street Building Proposed To Rise

Modern Addition To Historic Polk Street Building Proposed To Rise

The northwest corner of Polk and Cedar could be in for a rather modern addition if a proposed building designed by Natoma Architects is approved to rise eight stories behind the existing facade on the site. As designed, the front quarter of the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street would be renovated and restored 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 general office use.  And a key Read More »

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

Hibernia Bank Renovation Is Rolling, Will It Be Rocking As Well?

The permits to renovate and restore the iconic Hibernia Bank building at 1 Jones Street have been issued and the scaffolding is finally starting to rise.  And a new Mid-Market “club” could be on the way. The planned exterior work to the building includes the enlargement of three window openings to create new exit doors along Read More »

Nations Oldest Black Bookstore Locked Out In San Francisco

Nations Oldest Black Bookstore Locked Out In San Francisco

Having fallen behind on the rent, the locks have been changed at Marcus Books in San Francisco, the nation’s oldest continuously operating and independent Black-owned and Black-themed bookstore, and the bookstore has been evicted from their Fillmore Street location which was designated a city landmark earlier this year. As a plugged-in reader wrote at the Read More »

The Projected Impact Of Two 13-Story Towers On Pine

The Projected Impact Of Two 13-Story Towers On Pine

The Environmental Impact Report for the development of 262 condos, two floors of commercial space, and parking for 245 cars on Pine Street between Van Ness and Franklin is slated to be certified in two weeks, a certification would help clear the way for the two 13-story towers to rise. While San Francisco Heritage “strongly Read More »

Glass Tower To Rise Over SF Mining Exchange Building On Bush

Glass Tower To Rise Over SF Mining Exchange Building On Bush

A joint venture has been formed to develop the 19-story office tower to rise at 350 Bush, designed by Heller Manus to incorporate the terra cotta facade and columns of the landmark San Francisco Mining Exchange Building on the parcel along with the long-vacant adjacent lot. China-based Gemdale Corporation is partnering with Dallas-based Lincoln Property Read More »

Plans Emerge For Conversion Of Potrero Hill Convalescent Home

Plans Emerge For Conversion Of Potrero Hill Convalescent Home

With the owner having retired and the convalescent home at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue having closed, plans to convert the historic three-story building which was constructed by the Bethlehem Steel Company in 1916 and first served as the Union Iron Works Hospital into six residential units have emerged. As proposed, a two-story addition would be constructed Read More »

Jimbo’s Bop City Building Unanimously Approved For Landmark Status

Jimbo’s Bop City Building Unanimously Approved For Landmark Status

Moved from Post to Fillmore Street as part of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s plan to redevelop the Western Addition, 1712-1716 Fillmore Street is set to become San Francisco’s 266th Historic Landmark. Unanimously approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors yesterday, the building which once housed Jimbo’s Bop City – the place to play as Read More »

Historic Potrero Hill Convalescent Home Probably Going Condo

Historic Potrero Hill Convalescent Home Probably Going Condo

With the owner retiring, the 42-bed Mission Bay Convalescent Hospital at 331 Pennsylvania Avenue will be shuttered on February 24 and the historic Potrero Hill property will be sold. While a buyer has yet to be identified, according to The Potrero View and the broker handling the sale, it’s “probably condos” in the works. Designed Read More »

The Landmark Loophole And Plan To Convert The SF Design Center

The Landmark Loophole And Plan To Convert The SF Design Center

A plan to convert over two-thirds of the San Francisco Design Center at 2 Henry Adams Street from designer showroom space to general office use is in the works, a use which is currently disallowed as the 330,000 square foot building is zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR). While the planned conversion flies in Read More »

Plans And Timing For Pier 70′s Historic Rehab Revealed

Plans And Timing For Pier 70′s Historic Rehab Revealed

With Forest City having secured initial Port and City endorsements for their plan to develop a mixed-use neighborhood on the Waterfront Site of San Francisco’s Pier 70 with up to 2.2 million square feet of office space; 400,000 square feet of retail, cultural, and maker uses; 1,000 housing units and 7 acres of parks, Orton Read More »

Plan To Convert San Francisco Design Center Building Pitched

Plan To Convert San Francisco Design Center Building Pitched

A plan to convert over two-thirds of the San Francisco Design Center building at 2 Henry Adams Street from showroom space to general office use has been pitched to Planning. Zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), the conversion of the building to office use is not allowed by San Francisco’s Planning Code as of Read More »

Mercy Me: Hugo Hotel Is Historically Significant, The Plan To Mitigate

Mercy Me: Hugo Hotel Is Historically Significant, The Plan To Mitigate

In order for Mercy Housing to move forward with their plans to build a new nine-story residential building with 67 affordable housing units on the corner of 6th and Howard Streets, they need permission to raze the existing Hugo Hotel and Defenestration. Situated in the middle of the newly defined “6th Street Lodginghouse Historic District,” Read More »

The Financial Terms And Plan To Rehab Pier 70′s Historic Core

The Financial Terms And Plan To Rehab Pier 70′s Historic Core

The term sheet for the $58.5 million rehabilitation of San Francisco’s 20th Street Historic Buildings, the historic core of the Pier 70 redevelopment project, is up for review by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week. Under the proposed terms, Orton Development will invest up to $14 million in equity in exchange for a 66-year Read More »