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The Early Election Results in San Francisco

The Early Election Results in San Francisco

Based on a tally of 273,736 ballots cast, which is roughly half of the 513,623 potential votes in San Francisco, here are early results for the real estate related ballot measures we’re tracking: Proposition B (Parcel Tax to Fund City College): 80% YES / 20% NO Proposition C (Financing... Read More »

New Plans for Raising the Roof and Office Space in Central SoMa

New Plans for Raising the Roof and Office Space in Central SoMa

The plans to add four stories atop the existing seven-story building at 633 Folsom Street, adjacent to the 200-foot BLU (631 Folsom), have been completely redrawn by Gensler. And rather than an addition that would “create a seamless design with the existing building and…maintain character,” as... Read More »

Potential New Tech Space North of Market

Potential New Tech Space North of Market

A major renovation of the 62,000-square-foot Bemis Bag Building at 1088 Sansome Street, which was formerly fully-leased to LeeMah Electronics, is well underway.  And plans to convert the industrial building, which was built in 1906 and is a historic resource for the Northeast Waterfront Landmark District, into three floors of... Read More »

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

From a Coat Factory to Tech Space as Proposed

As proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties and slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, the three-story Burlington Coat Factory structure at 899 Howard Street, on the southeast corner of Howard and Fifth Street, will be re-skinned and its second and third floors will be converted... Read More »

Opponents of Warriors Mission Bay Arena Add a Transit Ally

Opponents of Warriors Mission Bay Arena Add a Transit Ally

The lawsuit aimed at derailing the Golden State Warriors’ plans to build a new arena in Mission Bay will go to trial this Friday with the transit activist group, SaveMuni, having officially joined as a plaintiff. Filed by the Mission Bay Alliance in Superior Court last year, the suit... Read More »

Initiative to Challenge Law Which Limits Development

Initiative to Challenge Law Which Limits Development

Approved by San Francisco voters in 1986, Proposition M established an annual cap on the amount of office space that’s allowed to be developed in the city. While the annual allocation of 950,000 square feet can be banked in a down market, the current balance in the account which... Read More »

Warriors Arena M-Bomb a Dud

Warriors Arena M-Bomb a Dud

While the Mission Bay Alliance is moving forward with at least two lawsuits aimed at disrupting the Golden State Warriors plans to build a Mission Bay arena, the Alliance’s challenge of the development’s 577,000-square-foot office space allocation was denied by San Francisco’s Board of Appeals in a 4-1 vote... Read More »

Mission Bay Alliance Drops the M-Bomb

Mission Bay Alliance Drops the M-Bomb

The western front in the fight over the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay arena, the naming rights for which have already been allocated to JPMorgan Chase, will see some action this evening as San Francisco’s Board of Appeals is scheduled to hear a comprehensive challenge of the required... Read More »

From a SoMa Garage to Tech Space as Proposed

From a SoMa Garage to Tech Space as Proposed

Plans to convert the 36,000-square-foot garage at 1125 Mission Street, which is currently boarded up, into three floors of tech space have cleared their first hurdle and been granted an exception from having to complete a lengthy environmental review. As proposed by Rubicon Point Partners, the garage’s two curb... Read More »

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

While the Mayor’s Office has agreed to spend a potential record-setting amount to purchase a Mission District development site in order to build 72 units of affordable housing, the City is poised to approve the development of a 550-foot office tower on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of... Read More »