Proposed Sixteen-Story Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

Proposed Sixteen-Story Oakland Tower Closer to Reality

Plans for a proposed 16-story Downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 175-feet in height at 250 14th Street, with 126 apartments over 3,000 square feet of retail space and a podium garage for 91 81 cars are closer to reality, and the development is tentatively slated to break... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in San Francisco 16 Percent Higher YOY

While the absolute number of homes listed for sale in San Francisco is unchanged versus the same time last week, overall inventory levels are now running 16 percent higher versus the same time last year (YOY), up from 10 percent higher last week and with the typical post-Super Bowl... Read More »

Housing for Homeless Vets and Low-Income Families in Mission Bay

Housing for Homeless Vets and Low-Income Families in Mission Bay

The pre-construction planning for a five-story building with 101 below-market-rate apartments for formerly homeless veterans and low-income families to rise at 1150 Third Street, on the eastern half of Mission Bay Block 3, which fronts Third Street between Mission Rock and Long Bridge, is underway. The $47 million project,... Read More »

The Refined Plans for Razing Home and 62 Apartments to Rise

The Refined Plans for Razing Home and 62 Apartments to Rise

The refined plans for razing the shuttered Home restaurant at the Corner of Market and Church, and constructing a four to seven-story building designed by Arquitectonica across the site, could finally be approved by the City next week. As proposed, the 2100 Market Street project now includes 62 apartments... Read More »

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor on the Market in the Mission

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor on the Market in the Mission

The Roosevelt Tamale Parlor is for sale.  And this time we mean the actual restaurant/business, not simply the Mission District building out of which it operates. As we first reported last year, the Tamale Parlor building at 2817 24th Street recently traded hands, the two flats above the restaurant... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

The debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for providing more below-market-rate units than currently required, is heating up. While the terms of the proposed program have been amended to... Read More »

Did Unpermitted Work Doom this Home?

Did Unpermitted Work Doom this Home?

As we first reported yesterday, the Sherwood Forest home at 256 Casitas Avenue which is undergoing an emergency demolition to prevent it from tumbling downhill was purchased as “totally renovated” for $2.2 million three months ago, but there do not appear to be any permits for said renovation which... Read More »

Emergency Demolition of a Newly Renovated $2.2M Home

Emergency Demolition of a Newly Renovated $2.2M Home

Flipped for $2.2 million three months ago, an emergency demolition of the “totally renovated” Sherwood Forest home at 256 Casitas Avenue is underway in order to keep it from sliding down the hillside on which it’s perched and crushing the home below. A neighbor first noticed signs of a... Read More »

Lombard Street Fixture Shuttered, to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

Lombard Street Fixture Shuttered, to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

The Kentucky Fried Chicken which has occupied the southwest corner of Lombard and Fillmore for over forty years has been shuttered, and the freestanding building, which was rebuilt as a KFC/Taco Bell in 2007, has been stripped of all its signage. While not historic, the KFC was deemed “a... Read More »

A Remodeled San Francisco Home for Less than in 2014

A Remodeled San Francisco Home for Less than in 2014

Purchased for $750,000 in August 2005, the three-bedroom Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street was foreclosed upon in early 2008 and fetched $499,878 in cash on the courthouse steps. Flipped for $691,000 in December 2008, the 1,400-square-foot home was “rebuilt in 2014” and resold for $1.08 million that... Read More »