A century ago this year, a small group of people formed an organization that would help sculpt the most majestic city in the world. They did so under the most difficult of circumstances, since their collective dream would have to rise from the most devastated urban landscape in American history. The organization was the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco. Read More
A Whole Foods is coming to Market Street in a development that will include residential units in the eight-story building.A triangular lot that is bounded by Market, 14th and Dolores streets will be transformed from a vacant S&C Ford dealership building and two residential units to 82 new studios, one- to three-bedroom apartments and the 31,000-square-foot grocery store. Read More
The 154-unit apartment complex remodeled at the former site of the Public Health Service Hospital will give the public a glimpse of the new homes today during a public meeting and tour.
The Presidio Landmark’s management are inviting the public see the inside of the 78-year-old building that had been blighted for years until construction began in 2008. Read More
In 2006, Brisbane voters were faced with a decision to either approve or kill a developer’s plan to build 173 condos in a rock quarry on the edge of town.
They killed it, siding with opponents who said the plan was just too big and too environmentally damaging for their small, artsy enclave. Read More
The eagerly awaited development of the long-shuttered Alexandria Theater site in the Richmond district is at last gaining ground.
Detailed plans are set to be revealed within three weeks, and a groundbreaking is scheduled for early next year on a mixed-use project to revitalize the 87-year-old theater at Geary Boulevard and 18th Avenue that was closed six years ago and has since been left to rot in the bustling commercial corridor, Supervisor Eric Mar said Sunday. Read More
In a perfect world, we’d be able to restore every natural habitat, put housing next to industry so people wouldn’t have to drive and have enough money to address every project and need, sprinkling it around like fairy dust.
But I live in the Bay Area, which is pretty nice, but still far from perfect, a place where reality is not black and white — or in the case of one of its Peninsula cities, more salt than pepper. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will join construction and building trades union members at a rally at noon in support of development stimulus and jobs legislation. The rally will begin at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall on the Polk Street steps. Read More
The abandoned Hibernia Bank building in the Tenderloin has been sold for $3.95 million, according to the listing broker, Stanley Lo.
The deal will transfer the building as is to a San Francisco-based commercial development and construction business, Lo said.
The building was listed at $4 million but the price was dropped for a cash deal, Lo said. Read More
The mad dash to buy up property surrounding redevelopment-heavy Hunters Point has begun — a sign the neighborhood is already morphing from its middle-class roots, real estate experts say.
As home prices plummet across the Bay Area, the neighborhood known for its toxic soil and aging 49ers stadium has emerged as the hot-ticket for property buyers searching for a return on their investment. Read More
And now comes the time for a fond and melancholy farewell to the Bay Meadows Race Course. The San Mateo racetrack galloped away into history Sunday, leaving only memories for those many who cared deeply about the 74-year-old venue. Read More