Six Key Issues For Warriors Proposed Arena Slated For Design Review

The Golden State Warriors and Port of San Francisco will present the plans for a 128-foot-tall arena to be built upon San Francisco's Piers 30-32 to the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission's Design Review Board on April 7, the first formal pre-application review for the ( more...)

Neighborhood Watch: Fire in Mission Bay Renders Building Complete Loss

The five-alarm fire that consumed half of the MB360 development in South Mission Bay was contained to the 170-unit building under construction along Fourth Street at the intersection of China Basin, a building which was slated to open its doors mid-year. The Mission Bay Block 5 building ( more...)

The Odds Are Against The Warriors Moving To SF In 2017

The projected cost to rebuild San Francisco's Pier 30-32 in order to support the development of the Warriors' proposed waterfront arena is up to $180 million, $10 million more than the $170 million estimated last summer. While the extra $10 million is a relative drop in the bucket with ( more...)

Warriors’ SF Arena Design Slimmed-Down And Opened Up

With parks, plazas and paths along the bay, the open space for the proposed Warriors Arena in San Francisco has grown from half of the project area to 60 percent in "Design 3.0." The slimmed-down design lowers the 18,064 seat arena's height from 135 to 125 feet, reduces the proposed retail ( more...)

Previously Unreleased Renderings For The Warriors’ Arena 3.0

A previously unreleased round of renderings for the Golden State Warriors' slimmed-down arena Design 3.0 provides greater detail with respect to the proposed height and mass of the retail and event center buildings to be built along the Embarcadero (click renderings to enlarge). ( more...)

74 Condos Ready To Rise At 72 Townsend Street

With the building permits to add seven stories and seventy-four condos atop the existing 31-foot warehouse at 72 Townsend Street quietly reinstated at the end of 2012, the project has been sold to KB Homes which plans to start work next month. The 74 new South Beach condos which will range in ( more...)

Governor Brown Signs Bill For Warriors Arena Development

A watered down version of Phil Ting’s Assembly Bill 1273 which could help clear the way for the proposed Warriors Arena to be built upon San Francisco’s Pier 30-32 was signed into law by Governor Brown on Friday. The amended legislation will require the project to undergo CEQA review and ( more...)

Warriors Arena Plan Already Behind Schedule, Costs Piling Up

As we first wrote last year with respect to the plan to build an arena upon Pier 30-32: With San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee deeming it his legacy project, and the project sponsors lining the pockets of nearly every political, development, and public relations consultant in the city, some might ( more...)

Forbes forecast of real estate market

The U.S. housing recovery continues to make gains. New home sales have surged 38% since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. And despite a monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last ( more...)


Designs For Building Up On Brannan And Parking Going Down As a plugged-in reader noted when we first published the plans to build upon the 94 space parking lot at 345 Brannan Street, plans to raze the regularly filled parking lot and single-story building behind the lot at 270 Brannan on the ( more...)