Permit For ‘Massage Parlor Parklet’ Yanked

Permit For ‘Massage Parlor Parklet’ Yanked

The permit for the Nile Cafe and Hookah Lounge’s parklet at 544 Jones Street has been revoked. No word on whether or not the operators or regular patrons of the adjacent Paradise Massage, in front of which the Nile Café’s parklet primarily sits and offers a full-frontal view of... Read More »

Live/Work Lofts For Makers Proposed For Former Animal Shelter Site

Live/Work Lofts For Makers Proposed For Former Animal Shelter Site

The permit to demolish the former Municipal Animal Shelter at 2013 Second Street in Berkeley has been issued.  And if approved, a four story building with 19 live/work lofts dedicated to “Arts and Crafts” uses will rise on the site a few blocks from the Fourth Street retail corridor.... Read More »

Built As A Bachelor Pad And On The Market For $15M

Built As A Bachelor Pad And On The Market For $15M

Designed by Ted Moulton and built in 1961 for retired advertising executive and bachelor about town, George Kleiser Junior, the three-level Pacific Heights home at 2010 Jackson Street has just hit the market listed as a “beautiful blank canvas to create dramatic adult house.” And it’s a canvas... Read More »

Condos Across From Anchor Exempted From Environmental Review

Condos Across From Anchor Exempted From Environmental Review

Plans to raze the two-story industrial building at 540-552 De Haro Street in Potrero Hill, adjacent to the Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church and across the street from Anchor Brewing, have been granted an exemption from additional environmental review, helping clear the way for a 17-unit residential building... Read More »

Shuttered Mission District Grocery Store Site Could Sprout Housing

Shuttered Mission District Grocery Store Site Could Sprout Housing

A formal proposal has yet to be made, but the Fortress Property Group has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to explore the possibility of redeveloping the long-shuttered DeLano’s Market site at 1245 South Van Ness in the Mission with over a hundred units of housing. Shuttered since 2010,... Read More »

School’s Plan At Odds With Mayor’s Housing Directive

School’s Plan At Odds With Mayor’s Housing Directive

The San Francisco Day School’s current Master Plan includes the demolition of two residential buildings and a parking lot adjacent to its campus at 350 Masonic Avenue, clearing the way for a 23,000 square foot addition with new classrooms and office space over a basement performance space for the... Read More »

Price Cuts For Upper Market Penthouse And A Problematic Comp?

Price Cuts For Upper Market Penthouse And A Problematic Comp?

While a one-bedroom “penthouse” condo on the fifth floor of The Century (2200 Market Street) flew off the market ten months ago for $101,000 more than the $949,000 that was paid for the unit in April of 2014, another fifth floor unit, which was also purchased for $949,000 last... Read More »

More Inner Mission Infill And One Less Curb Cut As Proposed

More Inner Mission Infill And One Less Curb Cut As Proposed

Adding to a growing list of infill projects around 15th Street in the Mission, plans to raze the N&S Auto Body Shop at 1924 Mission Street are working their way through Planning. As proposed, a seven-story building with 13 apartments over a 2,500-square-foot retail space fronting Mission will rise... Read More »

Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home (UPDATED)

Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home (UPDATED)

A hazardous materials team is busy trying to empty the trash-filled home at 152 4th Avenue.  And while the detective on the scene couldn’t comment as an investigation is underway, according to a tipster, it appears as through the corpse of the former owner might be inside, which would explain... Read More »

That Rundown Italianate You’ve Been Wondering About: The Plans

That Rundown Italianate You’ve Been Wondering About: The Plans

If you have ever crossed San Francisco on Franklin Street, we’d be willing to bet you’ve noticed the rundown Italianate at 807 Franklin, on the west side of the street just after Turk. Built for the Englander family in 1880, the home’s carriage house burned to the ground in... Read More »

Designs For 350-Foot Tower To Replace K&L Wine Merchants Building

Designs For 350-Foot Tower To Replace K&L Wine Merchants Building

Plans to raze the K&L Wine Merchants building and adjacent Latte Express in order to make way for a 350-foot tower, with 427 residential units over a 3,100-square-foot commercial space fronting Fourth Street, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. Solomon Cordwell Buenz has been engaged... Read More »

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

420-Unit Development At Hayes And Van Ness Approved

The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, has been approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, despite objections from parents with children who attend the LePort PreSchool which occupies the historic building at 50 Fell Street and abuts... Read More »

Shoehorned Onto Stanyan And Now In Contract

Shoehorned Onto Stanyan And Now In Contract

Shoehorned between two existing homes and built without any legal way to reach it, what was to be the garage for 1410 Stanyan became a family room and an un-permitted dirt path across the Stanyan Street public right of way, which runs adjacent to the home, was the subject of... Read More »

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

A proposal to increase the number of bikes in the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 to 7,000, and expand the network to include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, will be considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Administration Committee next week. Motivate, the current operator of Bay Area Bike Share pilot program,... Read More »

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

The plans for an upscale 23-story apartment building to rise on a city-owned parcel overlooking Lake Merritt were approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission yesterday, helping clear the way for the site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue to be sold with a price tag that’s... Read More »