Green On Green For Even More Green, And White
Purchased as a "fixer" for $3,100,000 in 2010 and looking a little less modern at the time, the Pacific Heights home at 2680 Green Street is about to hit the market listed for $13,000,000 as a completely renovated, "ultra-sustainable" residence with applications for LEED Platinum and Passive Home certification underway.
A glass staircase and elevator now connect the home's four levels, with four bedrooms and marble aplenty in the kitchen and baths.
And of course, there's fire in the outdoor areas and some rather big views of the bay:
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Market Street Food Emporium Slated For Approval This Week
While specific vendors for the proposed "Market Hall" food emporium to occupy two of the three retail space beneath the 88 apartments rising at 2175 Market Street have yet to selected, Forest City's concept calls for multiple local vendors and kiosks to occupy the combined space, similar to the Ferry Building or Rockridge Market Hall, and possibly including a bar.
The development's third retail space on the corner of Market and 15th Streets has already been approved for a restaurant that has yet to be revealed.
This week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to authorize combining retail spaces two and three along Market Street into one 3,900-square-foot hall. And if the food emporium concept fails to materialize, a second restaurant would likely be established in the space along Market Street instead, along with a bit of retail space.
April 18, 2014
New Designs For Dwellings (And Retail) At Market And Sanchez
Heller Manus has refined their designs for Greystar's proposed 87-unit rental building to rise at 2198 Market Street (the triangular shaped lot on the northeast corner of Market and Sanchez).
As designed, the building would rise to a height of 65-feet along Market Street with 5,100 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, including a yet to be determined restaurant.
The height of the building would drop to 40-feet on the northern portion of the site along Sanchez Street, which includes the entrance to the building's garage with space for 34 cars and 89 bikes:
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With Easter Egg Hunts And Putt-ering In Mind: A Woodside Estate
If you've come to the realization that your annual Easter egg hunt is about to outgrow your backyard and you're looking for a "little" more space or retreat, perhaps you'd be interested in perusing (or putt-ering around) 437 Whiskey Hill Road.
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Cranespotting In Mission Bay: Kaiser Permanente's MOB To Rise
With foundation work underway, the crane for Kaiser Permanente's modern nine-story medical office building to rise at 1600 Owens is now in place. Construction of the Mission Bay building is slated to be finished in late 2015 with Kaiser making their move in early 2016.
A Blast From The Past And Back To The Future On Portola Drive
Foreclosed upon in 2010 with $1,795,000 in mortgage debt then owed and resold for $1,180,000 in 2011, the Saint Francis Woods border home at 1365 Portola Drive was refaced, renovated and returned to the market in July of 2012 listed for $1,998,000.
Having failed to sell, the listing for 1365 Portola was withdrawn in early 2013. And today, the 3,307 square foot home is back on the market and listed for $1,990,000.
San Francisco Employment Within 200 Hires Of An All-Time High
With the number of San Francisco residents with jobs having increased by 4,100 since the beginning of the year, the unemployment rate in the city has dropped to 5.2 percent and overall employment in San Francisco is within 200 hires of an all-time high.
The number of employed San Francisco residents now totals 465,300, an increase of 13,200 people with jobs over the past year, and the labor force has grown to 490,900 versus 480,000 at the end of 2000 when 465,500 people employed at the dot-com peak and the unemployment rate in the city measured 3 percent, according to California's Employment Development Department.
The unemployment rate in San Francisco topped out at a little over 10 percent in January of 2010 when 57,600 fewer San Francisco residents were employed than today.
The unemployment rate in Marin ticked down to 4.7 percent in March while the rate in San Mateo was unchanged at 5.0 percent. The unadjusted unemployment rate for California fell from 8.5 to 8.4 percent in March as the labor force increased by 64,200 and employment increased by 65,400.
Dogpatch Development Refined, Ready To Be Approved
The plans to raze Café Cocomo at 650 Indiana and construct two distinct five-story buildings with a total of 111 new apartments on the Dogpatch block between 18th and 19th Streets have been refined, are ready to be approved, and will be presented to San Francisco's Planning Commission in two weeks. Click the new renderings to enlarge.
An underground garage will provide parking for 79 cars and 103 bikes and the mid-block alley between the buildings which was to be a driveway is now a landscaped space. The new entrance to the garage is behind the "660" in the rendering above.
At the southern end of the development, the dead end spur of 19th Street would become a 8,200 square foot public space connected to retail, a proposed "Decompression Plaza":
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April 17, 2014
Go Ahead, Make Your Day: SoMa Circa 1983
As a number of readers quickly noted, the McDonald's building on the corner of Third and Townsend which is on the market and primed for development was once transformed into the "Acorn Cafe," the cafe from which Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry character would order his daily coffee and from inside which he uttered his infamous line, "Go ahead, make my day" back in 1983.
SoMa McDonald's Site Up For Sale, Zoned For 105-Feet In Height
The 13,750-square foot SoMa parcel upon which McDonald's sits on the southeast corner of Third and Townsend is on the market and being shopped. McDonald's lease expires in January of 2017.
Zoned for development up to 105-feet in height, the 701 Third Street site is designated "Mixed Use-Office," which allows for office, housing and retail use, as well as hotel, light industrial and arts activities, but not adult entertainment or heavy industrial.