Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness Pushed Back to Mid-2020

Bus Rapid Transit on Van Ness Pushed Back to Mid-2020

Having finally broken ground last year, which led to some false hopes with respect to the redevelopment of the former McDonald’s site at the corner of Van Ness and Golden Gate Avenues, the projected end of construction and opening date for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line down Van... Read More »

Think You Know Bernal?  Now’s the Time to Tell

Think You Know Bernal? Now’s the Time to Tell

Purchased for $1,605,000 in October of 2012 having first sold for $1,375,000 in January of 2011, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street returned to the market listed for $1,995,000 in mid-2015 and sold for $2,325,000, or roughly $1,107 per square foot, that July, representing annual appreciation... Read More »

Conceptual Plans for Transforming This Historic Resource

Conceptual Plans for Transforming This Historic Resource

The two-story concrete building at 220 9th Street, which is currently home to Desmoto Sport, Hop.in and a number of other businesses in the portion of the building which fronts Dore Street (such as Guitronics amplifier repair) was built in 1924 for the Wells Manufacturing Company. While the 220... Read More »

Development to Replace Dogpatch Institution in Play

Development to Replace Dogpatch Institution in Play

In the works since 2014, as we first reported at the time, plans to raze the 30-year-old Moshi Moshi Cocktail and Sushi bar on the northwest corner of Third and 18th Streets and develop a six-story building upon the restaurant’s 2092 Third Street parcel have since been approved and... Read More »

Mortgage Rates on the Move as Odds of a Rate Hike Hold

Mortgage Rates on the Move as Odds of a Rate Hike Hold

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage ticked up another 6 basis points over the past week to 3.91 percent which is 44 basis points above the 3.47 percent rate in place at the same time last year and 50 basis points above last year’s low of 3.41... Read More »

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced Another Million

Menlo Park House of Light Reduced Another Million

Designed by the late modernist architect John Thodos and built on a wooded Menlo Park lot seven years ago, the award-winning “House of Light” at 625 Hobart Street hit the market early last year priced at $8.5 million or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Reduced to $6.8 million at... Read More »

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

Proposed Makeover of the Macy’s Men’s Store Building Revealed

As envisioned by Morgan Stanley and designed by Gensler, the solid concrete and travertine skin of the Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street will be replaced with a glass curtain wall and a series of floor to ceiling windows while the interior of the 250,000-square-foot structure will... Read More »

Dropbox Inks Massive Lease for The Exchange in Mission Bay

Dropbox Inks Massive Lease for The Exchange in Mission Bay

Dropbox, which is currently headquartered at 333 Brannan Street, has inked a record-setting lease for all 736,000 square feet of future office space at The Exchange on 16th which is currently under construction in Mission Bay. The 15-year lease, which doesn’t include the development’s 14,000 square feet of future... Read More »

Transformative Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Transformative Market Street Project Slated for Approval

Plans for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market) and two-story Lesser Brothers Building (1629‐1637 Market) currently sit are slated to be... Read More »

Plans for Six Stories in the Mission Closer to Reality

Plans for Six Stories in the Mission Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014, as we first reported at the time, plans to mostly demolish the brick and timber Fitzgerald Furniture Company building on the northeast corner of 19th and Bryant Streets and develop a contemporary six-story building on the Mission District site could be approved by San... Read More »