Contemporary Cow Hollow Development Slated for Approval

Contemporary Cow Hollow Development Slated for Approval

In the works since 2015, plans to level the long-shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union and construct a contemporary seven-story building upon the Cow Hollow site are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As designed by Handel... Read More »

Best Priced Two-Bedroom in Premier High-Rise Fetches Even Less

Best Priced Two-Bedroom in Premier High-Rise Fetches Even Less

Purchased for $1.495 million in September 2015, the 1,418-square-foot Lumina unit #2A, above Woodlands Market at 318 Main Street, returned to the market this past June listed for $1.649 million, touting: “Best priced 2bed/2bath home in San Francisco’s premier luxury high rise condo!” Relisted anew for $1.588 million in... Read More »

Quiet Million Dollar Cut for a Rocker’s Sea Cliff Home

Quiet Million Dollar Cut for a Rocker’s Sea Cliff Home

Having been reduced from $16 million to $14 million in one fell swoop earlier this year, the listing Kirk Hammett’s 4,200-square-foot home at 308 Sea Cliff Avenue was officially withdrawn from the MLS a few months ago without a reported sale. And this afternoon, 308 Sea Cliff Avenue was... Read More »

Refined Designs for Affordable Housing to Rise at Candlestick Point

Refined Designs for Affordable Housing to Rise at Candlestick Point

With the first two blocks of the new Candlestick Point neighborhood slated to start rising next fall, the design for one of the first 100 percent below market rate (BMR) buildings to follow has been refined by Herman Coliver Locus Architects for the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) and... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holding Under 4 Percent

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holding Under 4 Percent

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has held relatively firm over the past three weeks, slipping a single (1) basis points in the aggregate to 3.94 percent, which is 19 basis points below the 4.13 percent rate in place at the same time last year but 53... Read More »

Former Temple Site in the Tenderloin Back in Play

Former Temple Site in the Tenderloin Back in Play

Plans to level the former Buddhist temple and art gallery at 380-386 Ellis Street and develop an eight-story building upon the central Tenderloin site, with 53 units of group housing over a new religious/educational space and a stacked garage for 8 cars, were approved back in December of 2002.... Read More »

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

With representatives of the student and faculty associations of Laney College having recently voted against allowing the Oakland Athletics to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland and upon which the A’s had formally... Read More »

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

Never Mind, the Facade of Remodeling Will Remain

The proposed framework for eliminating San Francisco’s frequently gamed Tantamount to Demolition rule and instituting a new Residential Expansion Threshold will not be presented at the Bayview Hunters Point Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting this evening. And in fact, as of late yesterday, San Francisco’s Planning Department has formally suspended... Read More »

Rents Dropping for New Apartments in Dogpatch

Rents Dropping for New Apartments in Dogpatch

Back in August, a few months before the first phase of Avalon’s new 326-unit Dogptach development at 800 Indiana Street open its doors, the development was being marketed with studios starting at $2,910 a month; one-bedrooms starting at $3,305; two-bedrooms starting at $4,525; and three-bedrooms priced at $6,979 and... Read More »

Navigation Center Site Development Permitted to Break Ground

Navigation Center Site Development Permitted to Break Ground

The 30-day window within which the building permit for the development of 157 below market rate apartments to rise up to nine stories in height at 1950 Mission Street, upon the former Phoenix Continuation High School site turned Navigation Center in the Mission, could have been appealed has expired... Read More »