Modern Condos To Replace Western SoMa Parking Lots As Proposed

Modern Condos To Replace Western SoMa Parking Lots As Proposed

With the three Western SoMa parking lot parcels on the east side of 8th Street, between Folsom and Heron, on the market for $6.5 million, plans for a modern 38-unit building designed by RG-Architecture to rise on the site have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review.... Read More »

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

Now Seeking Nominations For New San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco’s Planning Department is seeking nominations for new historic landmarks to be added to the City’s official list of 266 “iconic architectural masterpieces, monuments to historic events, and places associated with cultural and social movements” that have defined San Francisco. Nominations can include buildings, districts, places, structures or... Read More »

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

Elbo Room Will Be Razed, Lease Expires November 1

As we first reported early last year, the owners of the building at 645 Valencia Street which is currently leased to the Elbo Room have been working on plans to raze the Mission district venue and construct a five-story condo development with a bit of retail on the ground... Read More »

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

Fairmont Hotel Salon To Close, New Rooms To Be Added

The new owners of the historic Fairmont Hotel are planning to close its beauty parlor, the Mr. Eckhard Beauty Salon, on the mezzanine level of the hotel’s lobby and convert the space to six new guest rooms. The plans include the addition of eight new guest rooms across the... Read More »

While Inventory Grows, Pace Of New Home Sales In The U.S. Drops

While Inventory Grows, Pace Of New Home Sales In The U.S. Drops

Having jumped an estimated 7.8 percent in February, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. reversed course and dropped 11.4 percent in March. New home sales in the U.S. are now running at an annual pace of 481,000, which is 19.4 percent higher than... Read More »

All Stars Donuts’ Days Are Numbered, Big Plans For SoMa Site

All Stars Donuts’ Days Are Numbered, Big Plans For SoMa Site

Plans to raze the All Stars Donuts shop at 5th and Harrison, and the adjacent building which Fitmob occupies at 5th and Clara, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. And as proposed, a nine-story building with 89 condos (18 studios, 24 one-bedrooms, and 47 two-bedrooms)... Read More »

Nearly 50 Percent Price Cut For Infamous Marin Mansion

Nearly 50 Percent Price Cut For Infamous Marin Mansion

Having been on the market for $24.9 million in 2009, the asking price for the nearly 14,000-square-foot Tiburon mansion at 185 Gilmartin Drive, from which Rebecca and Terry Solomon bilked investors out of $18 million, has just been reduced to $12.9 million. The mansion, which the couple was renting... Read More »

Plans For Housing To Rise Behind Bottom Of The Hill

Plans For Housing To Rise Behind Bottom Of The Hill

As proposed, the Potrero Hill warehouse behind Bottom of The Hill and across the street from the Monte Cristo Social Club will be razed to make way for a four-story building designed by Sternberg Benjamin, with nine (9) two-bedroom condos and parking for nine (9) cars. Plans to build... Read More »

Pace Of Existing U.S. Home Sales Hits 18-Month High

The seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. increased 6.1 percent in March to a pace of 5.19 million sales, up from a pace of 4.89 million sales in February and the highest annual pace since September 2013. The current pace is 10.4 percent higher versus the... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

Whole Foods Dropped From Transbay Development Plans

In addition to cutting 99 residential units from their development plans for Transbay Block 8, Related California has reduced the project’s proposed grocery store space from 22,000 to 12,500 square feet, which means that Whole Foods is out and the developer is now seeking a “comparable” type of grocery... Read More »

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Purchased for $2.85 million in 2011 (having previously traded for $3.2 million in 2009), the two-bedroom Grand Residence #53D atop the Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street has just returned to the market listed for $4,999,999, touting “hundreds of thousands of dollars of renovations” and having been “superbly improved... Read More »

Mission Bay Housing For Homeless Vets And Low-Income Families

Mission Bay Housing For Homeless Vets And Low-Income Families

A request for proposals to build and manage up to 101 apartments for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families on the eastern half of Mission Bay Block 3, which fronts Third Street between Mission Rock and Long Bridge, is slated to be released in two days (April 23). As... Read More »

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

The Epic Battle Over A Prominent Market And Castro Street Site

Approved for the development of a six-story building back in 2013, with 24 residential units over ground floor retail and a 14-car garage to rise, the prominent gas station site on the northwest corner of Castro and Market has been locked in a legal battle ever since.  And after two... Read More »

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

No Movement For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

Built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953, the 4,800-square-foot Mid-Century home with “breathtaking views” at 100 Palo Alto Avenue was purchased for $5.625 million in April of 2008, resold for $4.6 million in early 2013, and then traded hands that July for $4.725 million. Listed... Read More »