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 »

Contested Waterfront Development Survives Challenges

Contested Waterfront Development Survives Challenges

The multiple appeals which aimed to overturn the City’s approval of a 220-foot building to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 luxury condos over a restaurant, café and underground ‘parking vault’ for 100 cars, were all denied by San Francisco’s Board of Appeals last night. While the Board... Read More »

Appeal of Transit Impact Fee for Mission Bay Development Denied

Appeal of Transit Impact Fee for Mission Bay Development Denied

Kilroy Realty’s appeal of the $6.4 million Transit Impact Development Fee (TIDF) which the City has imposed on the 680,000-square-foot Exchange on Sixteenth Street project was denied by San Francisco’s Board of Appeals last night in a 3-2 vote, but a rehearing could be requested. Kilroy’s 3.1-acre development, which... Read More »

Warriors Arena Dubbed Chase Center and Now Too Big to Fail?

Warriors Arena Dubbed Chase Center and Now Too Big to Fail?

While the target opening date has been moved back to 2019 and a pair of lawsuits remain unresolved, the Golden State Warriors have sold the naming-rights for their proposed Mission Bay Arena to JPMorgan Chase which plans to dub the arena Chase Center. And while the pre-construction deal “should... Read More »