“Millennium Towers [sic] is one of the most luxurious condominium buildings in San Francisco,” this new listing boasts, and in all fairness that is actually true; we’ve been in that building a lot, it runs like a self-contained, vertical neighborhood, the hype is definitely real. But that of course is not what people associate this … Continue reading Are “Leaning Tower” Condos Worth Top Dollar?
Category: New Developments
Despite What You’ve Read, This Is Not the Bay Area’s Richest City
The times they are a-changing up in Belvedere, as that very wealthy Marin County city may soon build its first affordable housing project in over 30 years, although predictably many of the locals are not letting it go on without a fight. It’s surely not a coincidence that Belvedere sees so little diverse housing construction … Continue reading Despite What You’ve Read, This Is Not the Bay Area’s Richest City
Demystifying the Downtown SF “Pod Hotel”
Development news can gets pretty weird in a place like San Francisco, but sometimes a story actually turns out to be much less exotic than it looks. Case in point, the SF Business Times reported this week that an out-of-town developer wants to bring a so-called “pod hotel” to downtown SF, a proposal that at … Continue reading Demystifying the Downtown SF “Pod Hotel”
Why SF Might Be Buying Homeless Hotels On Your Block
Chances are most people weren’t paying attention to Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors’ Budget & Finance Committee (the name alone is enough to discourage most potential viewers), but one vote could end up having a profound impact on your neighborhood. We’ll break it down for the benefit of anyone who wasn’t there: What … Continue reading Why SF Might Be Buying Homeless Hotels On Your Block
PG&E Building Deal To Oust Famous Falcons From Roof Nest
The big news downtown is that Hines, the developer that bought the longtime headquarters of embattled power utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) for $800 million back in May, plans to redevelop the entire block and create a new, 800-foot building with over 700 homes. That’s all well and good, but the question remains: … Continue reading PG&E Building Deal To Oust Famous Falcons From Roof Nest
Rich People Are Still Buying Homes In the Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower
Last week saw the news of still more structural problems in the sinking and tilting Millennium Tower, which is now seeing some plumbing problems due to its uneven settling. It’s just more bad news for this top-dollar building with rock-bottom problems. What’s interesting though is that even after five solid years of basically nothing but … Continue reading Rich People Are Still Buying Homes In the Sinking, Tilting Millennium Tower
Whatever Happened To the Last Transbay Towers?
Decades ago, City Hall planners envisioned a soaring new downtown San Francisco district in the shadow of the Bay Bridge, built around a revamped Transbay Terminal and featuring inspired (and expensive) office towers that would transform the city skyline forever. Today, that dream is largely a reality–though ironically, those towers sit mostly abandoned, and the … Continue reading Whatever Happened To the Last Transbay Towers?
Why Millennium Tower Is Sinking Yet Again
Millennium Tower, the home of multi-million dollar condo views and $100 million headaches at 301 Mission Street, has got that sinking feeling again, as the city has pushed pause on attempts to fix the tilting tower’s structural woes. UC Berkeley engineer Rune Storesund told NBC Bay Area that attempts to repair the sinking luxury highrise’s … Continue reading Why Millennium Tower Is Sinking Yet Again
Wondering What it Would be Like to Live in the Twisting Tower? We Can Fill You in.
You’ve likely seen it—the striking tower that has shot up between Spear and Folsom Streets, known as MIRA. It rises 400 feet into the air, offers 392 units, and is throwing distance to the Bay Bridge, Rincon Park, and Embarcadero. Designed by award-winning architecture firm Studio Gang and developed by Tishman Speyer, MIRA is a … Continue reading Wondering What it Would be Like to Live in the Twisting Tower? We Can Fill You in.
The Best Of Salesforce Tower Rising | Including Time-Lapse
I scoured Google and all the blogs so you don’t have to. Gotta start with the foundation… Before you can get to the top… Thanks to Jason Fang for the FAA poach and subsequent stomach turning footy… Before you can go inside… …and quite possibly the coolest thing ever is the time-lapse of the building … Continue reading The Best Of Salesforce Tower Rising | Including Time-Lapse
Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped
Lots of talk in the news these days about landfill, liquefaction, and general stability of property in and around San Francisco’s waterfront, and entire city for that matter (see “SF’s landmark tower for rich and famous is sinking and tilting“that hit newsstands and internets today [SF Gate/Chronicle]). Big news, no doubt, but what about the … Continue reading Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped
Bargain Hunting At Millennium Tower
This week it’s residence 31E at Millennium Tower claiming the top spot on the weekly Underbid list, selling just shy of $300,000 UNDER asking price, and narrowly beating out unit 49B, also at Millennium Tower, which just closed $995,000 under asking, but still $2413.27 per square foot… In fact, four of the top 10 underbids … Continue reading Bargain Hunting At Millennium Tower
SOLD | Lumina SF Unit 11E | $1,625,000
I’m pleased to announce the recent sale of unit 11E in this wonderful brand new Luxury High Rise Residence in Downtown San Francisco, located at 338 Main Street, better known as Lumina SF. My clients are the proud owners of an amazing 2 bedroom, 2 bath, spectacular view home. Property Details:
New Renderedings of Above-Ground SF Flower Mart Revealed
The SoMa-based SF Flower Mart has been a bay city institution for almost 60 years, but when plans were unveiled in 2014 for the establishment to move underground, public outcry was fierce. Finally, the project has been revamped and the renderings depict a much more appealing above-ground facility, dotted with coffee shops, open space and plenty … Continue reading New Renderedings of Above-Ground SF Flower Mart Revealed
Peep the New Ken Fulk-designed Luxury Residences at The Harrison
The Harrison is an unapologetically ostentatious transformation of the former luxury rental tower, 1 Rincon Hill, which sold for somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 million to Maximus Real Estate Partners last summer. The tower, which is 49 stories tall and contains 298 units (valued at $1.3 million each based on the building’s sale price), is … Continue reading Peep the New Ken Fulk-designed Luxury Residences at The Harrison
Rendering Reveal For New Potrero Center Mixed Use Development
Potrero Hill is one the sunniest neighborhoods in San Francisco and the center of some of the city’s most intense urban development and renewal. After selling for $111 million in 2012 to Equity One, leasing has already begun for a completely reimagined commercial heart planned for Potrero Center. Equity One describes the new planned 227,000 square … Continue reading Rendering Reveal For New Potrero Center Mixed Use Development