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Remodel Of Recently Restored $23.5M Mansion Underway

Remodel Of Recently Restored $23.5M Mansion Underway

Built for the Spreckels family in 1905 and remodeled by renowned architect Albert Farr in 1929, the 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights mansion at 2520 Pacific Avenue was purchased from the son of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto (Joseph Alioto, Jr.) for $6.3 million in 1997. The buyers spent the... Read More »

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... 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... 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 »

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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read More »