The Metreon doesn’t count among the South of Market area’s ubiquitous short-term residential hotels, but you wouldn’t know that by the tenant turnover there.
From its trumpeted opening more than a decade ago as a theme park-style haven for gamers to an unfulfilled plan to house a famous New York City restaurant, the Metreon’s owners have struggled to find the right formula to make the building successful and attract long-term tenants. Read More
A busy gas station south of Market Street where motorists fill up tanks before hitting Interstate 80 could be demolished for a new light-rail station.
The 76 station — the only gas outlet directly between Market Street and the Fourth Street onramp to the Bay Bridge — and a Chinatown building packed with shops and residents are among the properties that could be affected by construction of the Central Subway. Read More
Construction of the permanent home of the Mexican Museum has been delayed again and the predevelopment phase is costing almost a half-million dollars more than originally expected.
The museum boasts one of the largest collections of Hispanic-American art in the U.S., but it’s never had a large enough home to display it. The museum opened in 1975 in the Mission district and moved seven years later to a larger space at Fort Mason. Read More
Nearly $2 million in developer fees was doled out Tuesday to a number of nonprofits for services in the South of Market neighborhood under a landmark deal negotiated by The City in 2005.
Five years ago, Supervisor Chris Daly negotiated a development deal that, in exchange for allowing soaring towers to exceed height limits in SoMa, would have developers paying a special fee to go toward community services. Read More
Some South of Market residents are concerned about a noisy neighbor about to move into the neighborhood: one of the nation’s busiest fire stations. Read More
Two vehicles were burned early Thursday morning in SoMa, but officials said the fires were not related to three car arsons reported earlier this week in the Sunset district.
Firefighters in San Francisco extinguished two vehicle fires in the city's South of Market District this morning.
Units responded to Jessie and Sixth streets at around 5:15 a.m. to a report of a vehicle fire, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
Two vehicles were found burned at the same location, the fire department said, and an arson investigation was under way.
No one was injured in the fires. Read More
A San Francisco woman was arrested after a male friend was found dead in his SoMa apartment Sunday night.
Cameron Miller, 42, was found dead in the Henry Hotel, located at 106 Sixth St., police spokesman Sgt. Wilfred Williams said Monday. Kira
Rouche, 34, had called police around 8 p.m. to report Miller as being unconscious in his apartment, but when paramedics arrived, they declared the man dead. Read More
Nearly 2,400 San Francisco customers were without power for 30 minutes Thursday afternoon following an outage in the South of Market neighborhood.
The outage was first reported at 11:45 a.m. and Pacific Gas and Electric workers restored power by 12:18 a.m., according to company spokesman Joe Molica.
Company crews are on the scene to determine what happened, but so far the problem doesn’t seem to be related to any equipment malfunctions, Molica said. Read More