Challenge Of Waterfront Height Limit Measure Survives First Ruling

The State’s legal challenge of San Francisco’s Proposition B, the voter-approved “No Wall on the Waterfront” measure which maintains existing height limits for waterfront property under the control of the Port of San Francisco unless a project specific up-zoning is approved in a public vote, has survived the City’s... Read More »

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

Zynga Founder Delists Mansion, Plans To Gut And Expand

The listing for the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, which Mark and Alison Pincus, the respective co-founders of Zynga and One Kings Lane, purchased for $16 million in 2012 and re-listed for $18 million six months ago, has been withdrawn from the MLS and scrubbed from... Read More »

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Long-Shuttered Gas Station Site Plan: Condos And Lots Of Parking

Pacific Coast Homes, a subsidiary of Chevron Land & Development, has secured an option to purchase the long-shuttered Chevron station at the corner of Bay and Buchanan from Chevron U.S.A. and has drafted plans for a four-story building to rise on the 1598 Bay Street site. As proposed, the... Read More »

More Inner Mission Infill: The 1863 Mission Street Project

More Inner Mission Infill: The 1863 Mission Street Project

A sister project to the proposed development on the southeast corner of Mission and 14th Streets, the plans for a 37-unit building to rise on the undeveloped through lot at 1863 Mission, adjacent to the recent “M@1875″ project, have been granted an exemption from additional Environmental Review and are... Read More »

Inventory Of Homes For Sale In San Francisco Ticking Up

With new listings in San Francisco having outpaced sales over the past six weeks, the overall inventory of homes for sale in San Francisco is currently running 8 percent higher versus the same time last year, with the number of single-family homes on the market 22 percent higher, 2... Read More »

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Unexpected Architecture And Now Listed For $2.5M Less

Described as “farm contemporary architecture” by the agent, but with modernist and organic elements throughout, the 8,660-square-foot home at 6 Quail Meadow Drive in Woodside has just been listed for $17.5 million. Built in 1989, the five-bedroom home sits on three and a third landscaped acres, with a pool,... Read More »

Big Vote For Beer Store Adjacent Micro-Units This Week

Big Vote For Beer Store Adjacent Micro-Units This Week

The proposed David Baker + Partners designed “micro-unit” building to rise up to six stories at 1178 Folsom Street, adjacent to the City Beer Store building at 1168 Folsom, is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As designed, the Western SoMa development would rise... Read More »

Pace Of New Home Sales In The U.S. Gains, Inventory Slips

Pace Of New Home Sales In The U.S. Gains, Inventory Slips

Having slipped a nominal 0.2 percent in January, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. jumped 7.8 percent in February to an annual rate of 539,000. New home sales in the U.S. are now running at a pace which is nearly 25 percent higher... Read More »

From Christmas Tree Lot To Condos At 14th And Mission

From Christmas Tree Lot To Condos At 14th And Mission

In the works for over a decade and originally proposed to be developed with 36 affordable housing units for seniors, new plans for a seven-story, market-rate building to rise on the southeast corner of Mission and 14th Streets, on the seasonal Sundance Christmas Tree lot across from the Armory,... Read More »

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

Plans And Timing For 200 More Units Near Lake Merritt

A block from the proposed 24-story tower to rise at 2270 Broadway Street in Oakland, Wood Partners has submitted plans for a 196-unit building to rise six stories along Valdez, between 23rd and 24th Streets, with parking for 209 cars, including 62 parking spaces for five new retail spaces... Read More »

Pace Of Existing US Home Sales Ticks Up From Nine-Month Low

The seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales in the US ticked up 1.2 percent in February to 4.88 million, up from a nine-month low pace of 4.82 million in January. The current pace is 4.7 percent higher versus the same time last year. At the same, the inventory of... Read More »

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

Fresh & Easy Shuttering Another San Francisco Store

The official list for Northern California has yet to be released, but the San Francisco Fresh & Easy at Silver and Somerset in the Portola neighborhood is one of the retailer’s 50 west coast locations slated to be shuttered, as are the Pacifica and Vacaville stores, according to a plugged-in... Read More »

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

24-Story Oakland Tower Could Be Fast-Tracked For Development

Lakeshore Partners has submitted plans for a 24-story building to rise on the parking lot at 2270 Broadway in Oakland.  The existing “80 Grand” medical office building and parking lot on the south half of the block would remain in place. As designed by MBH Architects, the proposed building... Read More »

Over 100K More Employed In San Francisco Than 5 Years Ago

Over 100K More Employed In San Francisco Than 5 Years Ago

On the heels of a typical seasonal dip in January, the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a job increased by 3,800 to a record 520,500 in February and the unemployment rate in the city is back below 4 percent (3.8).  That’s 19,500 more people living... Read More »

Newly Remodeled And An Old-Fashioned Tip

Newly Remodeled And An Old-Fashioned Tip

Purchased as a “lovingly maintained large family home” for $1.725 million near the end of 2013, the Noe Valley home at 577 Alvarado has since been gutted and expanded and has just returned to the market listed for $3 million more as a “modern Smart Home…built with great attention to detail…to... Read More »