City Attorney Demands McDonald’s Clean Up Haight-Ashbury Site

City Attorney Demands McDonald’s Clean Up Haight-Ashbury Site

Citing nearly 1,100 service calls to the San Francisco Police Department over the past three years, City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sent a pre-litigation demand letter and draft legal complaint to McDonald’s corporate headquarters seeking the CEO’s assistance in abating the “lawlessness harbored” at its Haight-Ashbury location, noting the... Read More »

Developer Might Ditch Plans For An Underground S.F. Flower Mart

Developer Might Ditch Plans For An Underground S.F. Flower Mart

Facing ongoing push-back from tenants of the San Francisco Flower Mart, Kilroy Realty has drafted an alternative design for their proposed re-development of the Flower Mart site which would ditch their plans for a high-tech underground market and keep the New Flower Mart above ground. The alternate design also raises... Read More »

Historic Bryant Street Building Could Be Going To The Dogs

Historic Bryant Street Building Could Be Going To The Dogs

The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency is planning to vacate the historic Municipal Railway Overhead Lines building at 1401/1419 Bryant Street which was built in 1893. And as proposed, the interior of the building will be gutted and an all-new building will be constructed within the envelope of the... Read More »

14 Years Later And $16 Million More For A Woodside Estate

14 Years Later And $16 Million More For A Woodside Estate

Purchased by the Driscoll family for $8.675 million in 2001, the five-acre “English country manor” estate in Woodside at 155 Kings Mountain Road features 6,000 square feet of living space, with three kitchens (the main kitchen, the catering kitchen, and the poolside kitchen); a detached garage with wine cellar;... Read More »

Valencia Street Development Frozen For At Least A Month

Valencia Street Development Frozen For At Least A Month

The building permit for the five-story Mission District development under construction at 1050 Valencia Street has officially been suspended and the public hearing to re-review the appeal of the project’s approved height has been scheduled for June 3. The suspension was due to a Superior Court Judge’s ruling that... Read More »

$200K Trimmed From Sequoia House, Giant Mystery Solved

$200K Trimmed From Sequoia House, Giant Mystery Solved

Listed for $2.595 million last month, the asking price for the ironically dubbed “Sequoia House” at 3066 Market Street has been trimmed by $200K. And with respect to how the landmark Giant Sequoia, whose native range is well above sea level in the Sierra Nevada, came to be in the... Read More »

Potrero Hill Development Revived And Redesigned

Potrero Hill Development Revived And Redesigned

Approved for development back in 2008 but waylaid by the economy and having since lost its entitlement to be built, the plans for a 28-unit condo complex to rise up to four stories at 1000 Mississippi Street, just below the public housing to be redeveloped on the southeastern slope... Read More »

New I-280 Teardown Plan With A Caltrain Twist (And Turn)

New I-280 Teardown Plan With A Caltrain Twist (And Turn)

With the feasibility study for re-configuring the terminus of I-280 in San Francisco and redeveloping the existing 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets well underway, Mayor Ed Lee is now pitching plans to re-route Caltrain up Third Street north of 22nd, with a new underground station around Pier 50,... Read More »

Tenderloin Rising: Plans For Eight Stories Of Condos On Larkin

Tenderloin Rising: Plans For Eight Stories Of Condos On Larkin

Speaking of revitalizing the Tenderloin, developer JS Sullivan is quietly working on plans to raze the single-story Susan’s Massage, Four Seasons restaurant and Excellent Dry Cleaners building at the corner of Larkin and Olive and raise an eight-story building with 42 condos over 1,400-square-feet of retail space and parking... Read More »

Game Changers For The Tenderloin, Central Market And Sixth Street

Game Changers For The Tenderloin, Central Market And Sixth Street

The City’s new strategy for revitalizing the Tenderloin, Central Market, and Sixth Street focuses on a set of place-specific ‘Game Changers’ within nine ‘Action Zones,’ along with a number of neighborhood-wide objectives and public realm improvements, intended to build “a healthy and inclusive neighborhood that supports longtime residents, small... Read More »

City-Owned Buildings With Historic Murals Could Soon Be Sold

City-Owned Buildings With Historic Murals Could Soon Be Sold

In the works since 2010, the two city-owned buildings at the intersection of Alemany Boulevard and Onondaga Avenue (35-45 Onondaga) could soon be authorized to be sold with a proposed minimum bid of $640,000. The sale of the Alemany Health Center buildings would include two murals (Community Spirit and... Read More »

Early Warning System For Evictions Urged

While the details of how it would work or what it would accomplish have yet to be defined, San Francisco Supervisor Julie Christensen is urging the Mayor to create an “early warning system” for evictions in San Francisco. As proposed, a working group with participation from the Mayor’s Office... Read More »

Looking For An $8.6M Luxury Faraday Cage With Views?

Looking For An $8.6M Luxury Faraday Cage With Views?

Purchased for $2.7 million in 2007, the fourth floor of 2170 Jackson Street was taken down to the studs, every external wall, sub-floor and ceiling surface was painted with a thick semi-conducting paint, the floors were connected with wire tape to the walls, the walls were connected with wire... Read More »

Mortgage Rates On The Move

Mortgage Rates On The Move

The average rate for a conforming 30-year mortgage increased 12 basis points over the past week to 3.80 percent, up 21 basis point from a 3.59 percent 21-month low in February but 41 basis points below the 4.21 percent average rate at the same time last year. The 30-year... Read More »

$500K Cut For A Barge, Cottage And Harbor On The Bay

$500K Cut For A Barge, Cottage And Harbor On The Bay

Listed for $3.8 million three months ago, the asking price for BayHaven Harbor, a collection of 6 floating home slips, an on-land cottage, and a rustic two-unit residential barge in Sausalito which is also known as 60 Varda Landing, has just been reduced to $3.3 million. The floating home... Read More »