Context For Two Towers And More At Townsend And Fourth

Context For Two Towers And More At Townsend And Fourth

While Tishman Speyer has so far only filed their preliminary plans to construct a 400-foot tower with 450 condos over 10,000 square feet of retail along 4th Street, between Townsend and Bluxome and across the Central SoMa parcels upon which The Creamery and a few other little buildings currently... Read More »

Report: San Francisco Needs A New Plan To Combat Homelessness

Report: San Francisco Needs A New Plan To Combat Homelessness

Although the City of San Francisco has created over 3,000 units of supportive housing since the adoption of its Ten Year Plan “to abolish chronic homelessness” in 2004, and the number of supportive housing units in the city now totals over 4,600, the number of homeless individuals hasn’t declined.... Read More »

Glen Park Home With A “Sensual” Shower Stage Sells For $2.5M

Glen Park Home With A “Sensual” Shower Stage Sells For $2.5M

The sale of the Glen Park home which was remodeled with an open floor plan bedroom/bathroom suite, designed to enable desires of “sensuality, theater and beauty,” has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2,500,000. Call it eleven (11) percent under asking and a little under $600 per... Read More »

Welcome To San Francisco, Enjoy Your Stay.  In A Parking Garage.

Welcome To San Francisco, Enjoy Your Stay. In A Parking Garage.

Taking full advantage of the current housing and hotel crunch in San Francisco, the third floor of the parking garage at 819 Ellis Street has been converted into the “American International Hostel,” the operators of which have been advertising beds for rent on a nightly basis on VRBO. Unfortunately... Read More »

First Peek Inside Warriors Arena And The Designs For Along Third

First Peek Inside Warriors Arena And The Designs For Along Third

Having first revealed the renderings for the redesigned Golden State Warriors arena to rise in Mission Bay earlier this week, we now turn your attention to the revised designs for the western side of the site, upon which two 160-foot buildings, the development’s Main Plaza, and a functional Gatehouse... Read More »

Application Filed For First Of Two Towers At Townsend And Fourth

Application Filed For First Of Two Towers At Townsend And Fourth

Tishman Speyer has filed their preliminary application to raze The Creamery coffee shop, the Iron Cactus Mexican restaurant, and the rest of the little buildings on the east side of Fourth Street between Townsend and Bluxome, and construct a 41-story tower with 450 condos over 10,000 square feet of... Read More »

A Plan To Tax ‘Hoarders Of Homes’ In San Francisco?

Arguing that “when wealthy people who don’t actually live here buy up San Francisco residential properties, housing prices skyrocket beyond the reach of residents,” San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar has begun working on potential legislation to discourage nonresidents from buying or owning property in the city, perhaps by... Read More »

“LightRail” Installation To Illuminate Market Street

“LightRail” Installation To Illuminate Market Street

The resolution which would clear the way for Illuminate the Arts – the group behind the Bay Lights currently illuminating the Bay Bridge – to suspend LED tubes from the overhead MUNI lines along the 2.1 mile stretch of Market Street from The Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue is... Read More »

The First Resale Of An Icon

The First Resale Of An Icon

Having filled the decades-old “Hole in the Ground” at the intersection of Market, 16th and Noe and been dubbed the “Icon,” the five-story building that rose at 2299 Market Street opened in 2013. And in August of 2013, the purchase of unit #204, an 820 square-foot one-bedroom on the... Read More »

The Mayor’s Roadmap For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

The Mayor’s Roadmap For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

Speaking of the Mayor and housing, the findings and recommendations from a working group of “over 100 housing activists, advocates and experts,” which the Mayor assembled to address the state of affordable housing in San Francisco and aid the Mayor in achieving his goal of adding 10,000 units of affordable housing... Read More »

Apparently Housing Is Now The Mayor’s Only Priority

Apparently Housing Is Now The Mayor’s Only Priority

We’re not sure if it’s subtle positioning, posturing, or simply a work in progress, but as a plugged-in tipster notes, “Job Creation” and “Public Safety” have just been removed from the list of “Priorities” on the Office of the Mayor’s website and only “Housing” remains under the tab. Read More »

Double-Digit Drop For Listed Home Sales In San Francisco

While a seasonally driven drop in San Francisco home sales from October to November is to be expected, a 20 percent drop in volume versus the year before is not. Last month, the number of listed single-family homes and condos which closed escrow in San Francisco was 30 percent... Read More »

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Standout Mission Bay Development Ready To Serve

Designed by Mithun|Solomon in collaboration with Kennerly Architecture, and looking even better in reality – as photographed above – than versus the renderings, 1180 Fourth will provide 150 units of affordable housing and 11,000 square feet of retail along Fourth Street in South Mission Bay, anchored by a restaurant... Read More »

Rube Goldberg Building Poised To Be Landmarked, Tenants Evicted

Rube Goldberg Building Poised To Be Landmarked, Tenants Evicted

Against the wishes of the building’s owner, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is poised to recommend that the two-story R. L. Goldberg Building at 182-198 Gough Street be designated a historic landmark by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Initiated by the residential tenants of the building who are fighting... Read More »

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Rendered And Revealed!

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Rendered And Revealed!

As we first reported last month, the Golden State Warriors proposed Mission Bay Arena has been redesigned to flush-away the snarky “toilet” commentary the earlier design evoked.  And for the first time, the proposed arena and adjacent five-and-a-half-acre Bayfront Park which will accompany the development have been rendered in full. Under the... Read More »