San Francisco - Real Estate & Development

Mar 31, 2021
San Francisco Portola

Century-old Portola District nursery might be reimagined as agricultural learning center

The neglected greenhouses at 770 Woolsey Street in the Portola District were once part of a thriving flower nursery over 100 years ago. However, they might be restored as an education center for urban farming after the land was offered to be sold to a local nonprofit. Read More

Mar 05, 2021
San Francisco Potrero Hill

A slice of Google’s $1 billion affordable housing initiative lands in Potrero Hill

Five current or under-construction affordable housing projects in Potrero Hill just got a major boost from Google’s billion-dollar housing effort. Read More

Feb 25, 2021
San Francisco Design District Potrero Hill

Amazon submits plans for proposed six-acre warehouse at Potrero Hill Recology site

The online retailer hopes to demolish everything that’s currently on seven lots along Seventh Street, and build a three-story delivery and distribution station. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset

Neighborhood groups sue to halt massive UCSF Parnassus campus rebuild and housing project

Former SF mayor Art Agnos is among those speaking out and filing lawsuits claiming that an environmental impact report on the expansion was shoddy and rushed. Read More

Feb 22, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Western Addition

House parade: moving day for the Englander House in photos

Hundreds of San Franciscans gathered to watch the 139-year-old Victorian house move from 807 Franklin St. to its new home at 635 Fulton St. on February 21, 2021. Here's a recap of the day in photos in case you weren't among them. Read More

Feb 19, 2021
San Francisco SoMa

Vice President Kamala Harris has sold her SoMa condo

The sitting vice president of the United States no longer needs her SoMa apartment, and it sold with an asking price of $800,000 just one week after the listing hit the market. Read More

Feb 18, 2021
San Francisco Hayes Valley Western Addition

Historic Victorian to be moved from Franklin Street to Fulton Street on Sunday

A historic Victorian house standing alone near the corner of Franklin and Turk Streets will be moved to a new home on Sunday morning after nearly eight years of planning. Read More

Jan 04, 2021
San Francisco Cole Valley Inner Sunset

UCSF pledges to build 1,260 new housing units as part of its Parnassus campus rebuild

UCSF and the City of San Francisco announced a community benefits package that will go along with an agreement for the university to rebuild and expand its Parnassus Heights hospital over the next decade — and it includes 1,263 new units of housing, 40 percent of which will be designated as affordable. Read More

Dec 04, 2020
San Francisco Chinatown Mission Mission Bay SoMa

San Francisco seeks developers interested in nine affordable housing sites

The City of San Francisco is seeking interest from qualified developers to build affordable rental housing at nine sites across eastern San Francisco, including an unassigned parcel at Pier 70 and several SoMa locations. Read More

Nov 20, 2020
San Francisco Castro Mission

Notorious Castro drug den sells for $4.8 million after complete renovation

After undergoing a complete renovation, a notorious Castro neighborhood building at 517-519 Sanchez Street (near 18th Street) has sold for $4.8 million. Read More

Nov 18, 2020
San Francisco Mid-Market SoMa

Planning Commission to consider long-delayed plans for 1145 Mission development

The San Francisco Planning Commission tomorrow will consider a proposal to construct a new five-story housing development to fill a lot on Mission Street that has been vacant for nearly two decades. Read More

Nov 17, 2020
San Francisco Mission Mission Bay Nob Hill Polk Potrero Hill

San Francisco exodus is real, Nob Hill has the most move-outs

Postal Service change of address data indicates as many as 90,000 households may have moved out of SF in the pandemic, with Nob Hill the most frequently fled neighborhood. Read More

Oct 30, 2020
San Francisco Fillmore Western Addition

A Fillmore District affordable housing project may transform into a massive, 2,500-unit development

Freedom West Homes, the 47-year-old, 382-unit affordable development on four blocks bounded by Fulton, Gough, Golden Gate, and Laguna in the Fillmore District, may be replaced by a massive new development that will both re-house the existing co-op owners there, and create 100 more affordable units alongside 2,000 market-rate units. Read More

Oct 29, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Developers host planning meeting for 730 Stanyan affordable housing project this evening

Tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., developers of the 100% affordable housing project slated for construction at 730 Stanyan Street will host a third community meeting for area residents, to answer questions, reveal further information about potential site design, and solicit feedback. Read More

Oct 24, 2020
San Francisco Financial District

Long-delayed FiDi luxury hotel gets sleek new proposed design, still nowhere near approval

They’re basically building a 200-room glass hotel on top of the current Cort Furniture brick facade at Battery and Merchant Streets, but nary a Planning Department permit has been granted for the new plan. Read More

Oct 19, 2020
San Francisco Inner Richmond

Supervisor Fewer unveils plan for 99-unit senior housing development at 4200 Geary

The project, now in the earliest stages of planning, is slated for a former funeral home at Geary and 6th Avenue in the Richmond. Read More

Oct 15, 2020
San Francisco Visitacion Valley

Visitacion Valley home listed for $650K is a 120-year-old serious fixer-upper

This $650,000 fixer-upper in Visitacion Valley is proof that reasonably priced SF real estate usually means something is terribly, terribly wrong. Read More

Oct 01, 2020
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

Iconic Ghirardelli sign returns to Ghirardelli Square after restoration

The landmark illuminated Ghirardelli sign went back up Thursday morning, after a dark and dismal couple of months in which it was missing. Read More

Sep 14, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

New survey seeks input on the next round of design for 730 Stanyan project

A new survey from the site's development team seeks input on potential uses for its ground floor space. Read More

Aug 28, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Hayes Valley Lower Haight Mid-Market

Nixing navigation center plans, city considers 33 Gough St. for safe sleeping site

The site was approved as a navigation center in March, but the city has scrapped those plans, and is now evaluating it for a potential tent village. Read More

Aug 25, 2020
San Francisco Cole Valley Upper Haight

Developers reveal new plans for Haight & Stanyan affordable housing complex

Currently a safe sleeping site for the unhoused, the lot will eventually have over 100 housing units for low-income residents. Read More

Aug 13, 2020
San Francisco Mission

City unveils proposed location for new Mission safe sleeping site

The new city-sanctioned tent site, with room for 40-50 people, will offer an alternative to unhoused Mission residents as shelters remain at limited capacity. Read More

Jul 28, 2020
Jul 16, 2020
San Francisco Duboce Triangle Lower Haight

Construction crew discovers historic advertising behind facade at Duboce Park

When might the ads be from? How long has it been since anyone had a Par-T-Pak Cola? We talked to local historians to find out. Read More

Jul 13, 2020