Curbed SF: Duboce Triangle Archives

What have 10 years meant for San Francisco real estate prices? Real estate website PropertyShark set out to answer that question with an interactive map of changes in prices per square foot for median home sales; the map compares prices in 2004 with those in 2014. The neighborhoods that have changed the most include Duboce [...]

DoReMi: Creating an arts oasis in a forbiddingly costly city – San Francisco Chronicle

Art collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport are taking over an industrial building in Dogpatch to test a unique plan to save San Francisco’s galleries from being squeezed out of this overpriced city. Their concept: offer space at a rent that is drastically below market rate in hopes that they will lose money or — best-case [...]

Shuttered Mission District Grocery Store Site Could Sprout Housing – SocketSite™

A formal proposal has yet to be made, but the Fortress Property Group has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to explore the possibility of redeveloping the long-shuttered DeLano’s Market site at 1245 South Van Ness in the Mission with over a hundred units of housing. Shuttered since 2010, Fresh & Easy was slated to [...]

Wiener’s bill aims to slow building of ‘monster homes’ in S.F. – SFGate

In an effort to slow down the proliferation of “monster homes” in Corona Heights, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce legislation Tuesday that would require additional scrutiny of proposed large homes and additions in the neighborhood. The legislation would require a conditional use hearing, a more in-depth environmental evaluation than is typical, for any new structure [...]

Efforts to bury all utility wires in San Francisco becoming nearly impossible task |

Efforts to bury all utility wires in San Francisco becoming nearly impossible task |

San Francisco pivots to being enclave for the wealthy as rents soar even higher – San Francisco Business Times

Earlier this week, Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) noted that the Bay Area saw the biggest rent hikes in 2014 and sees this year being just as bad. Zillow's website Friday made it clear that anyone opting to buy rather than rent in Hayes Valley's zip code would have to pony up more than $900,000 and often [...]