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SOLD: 65 Hermann St., No. 3, San Francisco

65 Hermann #3, Dining Room

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EXCLUSIVELY BY:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 506536

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

SOLD — WITH MULTIPLE OFFERS ABOVE ASKING

65 Hermann Street

residence 3

The Architect’s Home. A centrally located backdrop for life — and Instagram

An architect’s former home, residence 3 at 65 Hermann Street shows how to create an urban escape. Number 3’s owner did it right because you’ll feel eminently comfortable and relaxed as soon as you walk in. There’s a calm, warm and bright vibe waiting for you.

The 1-bed, 1-bath condominium features a deeded 75-sqft patio where you can tend to your plants or relax in the sun. There are wide-plank oak floors underfoot, a just-updated dual galley kitchen with new counters, stainless steel appliances and updated modern lighting throughout. The large living room can accommodate working from home easily, its large wall space and gallery lighting where you can display your favorite pieces of art (or hang a giant tv). The subway-tiled bathroom is generous as is the bedroom and its large closet. This home has quality, location and convenience.

While you have a deeded parking space, you may not need it given that you’re at the intersection of Duboce, Hayes Valley and the Lower Haight, three of the most vibrant and interconnected neighborhoods in the City with transit, biking and driving options at your leisure.

LISTED AT:

$749,000

SOLD AT:

$788,000

 

Features

  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath 
  • 1 Parking (garage, angled, deeded) 
  • ≈ 700 –800+ sqft of living area, ≈ 75 sqft deeded outdoort patio
  • 12 Unit Building and HOA
  • Monthly Dues ≈ $395
  • Professional Management
  • Common area laundry room
  • Historic International Style building by McSweeney, circa 1956 
  • Mint Hill location near Duboce, Hayes, Castro and Mission Dolores
  • 99 walk score, 87 transit score, 86 bike score 

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The Photos

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The Property Video

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A 3-D Tour

Because virtual tours are all the rage (by necessity) these days, here’s the tour for Unit 305. It’s pretty neat and accurate. Note: Mr. Raffi (the black lab) is excluded from the sale).  [This tour will expire by late 2020]

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The Floor Plan

The general layout of Unit 3. This is only an approximation and this is one of those spaces where you need to be there in person to appreciate it fully.  

The Floor Plan

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The Location

Where three neighborhoods — the Castro, Lower Haight and the Market-Mission corridors meet — you can't get more central than this. 

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2501 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Top Places for LGBTQ Folks to Live—and It’s Not Just NYC and San Francisco | realtor.com

Top Places for LGBTQ Folks to Live—and It’s Not Just NYC and San Francisco | realtor.com

Kevin Gets Quoted on Realtor.com talking about the Castro and why it’s such a sought-after neighborhood in San Francisco:

The Castro is filled with multistory, century-old Victorian and Edwardian homes. Most have been divided into two- and three-bedroom condos that fetch between $1.2 million and $1.8 million or more, says local real estate agent Kevin Ho of Vanguard Properties. It’s rare for these homes in the neighborhood to come onto the market that aren’t subdivided into units. A full house typically has three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. They start at $2 million and go way up from there. “Gay neighborhoods tend to be better maintained because there’s more of an emphasis on curb appeal and aesthetics,” says Ho, who lives and works in the Castro. “It’s a really fun neighborhood that draws a lot of people from a lot of different places.”

Read More: Top Places for LGBTQ Folks to Live—and It’s Not Just NYC and San Francisco | realtor.com®

Sold in 4 Days: 252 Sanchez, Unit A, San Francisco | $1,500,000 | MLS 484815

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Vanguard Properties

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. + Jonathan B. McNarry

proudly present

252 Sanchez, Unit A

A Castro Cosmetic Fixer Townhome

sold (in just 6 days)

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 484815

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

SOLD: 252 Sanchez, Unit A: A Castro Beauty Waiting for Its Facelift

252A Sanchez is a Castro beauty ready for its mini-face-lift. This circa 1985, top-floor, 2-level, 2 bed/2 bath townhouse at 16th Street + Sanchez has garage parking, a storage room and a deeded top-floor private patio perched above vibrant Sanchez Street. On the market for first time in 30 years, this cosmetic fixer is part of a 3-unit HOA. There’s an efficient layout with a level for sleeping and laundry and a bright and open top-floor entertaining level with skylights, wood-clad ceiling and access to the private patio. There are also views to the east towards Mission Dolores, a fire place and a gas-equipped kitchen. With a 99 Walk score and 99 Transit score at 16th Street and Sanchez, this home really is in the middle of it all. 252A is a rare combination of an A+ location, potential to add value and an opportunity to personalize your home.

Offered at:

$1,295,000

SOLD: $1,500,000

Sold in just 5 days! 

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Have a question? Want to setup a showing? 

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Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393

BULLET POINTS.

Features

  • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (1 en suite)
  • 1-car garage parking + storage room; shared backyard
  • Top-floor condominium with 2 levels
  • 1,542 sqft of living area (per tax records); 1,319 sqft (per appraiser)
  • 1-car garage + deeded storage area, shared backyard
  • Gas stove, externally vented hood, dishwasher
  • Window replacement estimate available; heater replacement likely
  • 3 units, 0 rented; 30-day minimum rental period
  • Building dates from 1985 (exempted from rent/eviction control)
  • HOA dues are $300/month (includes water/sewer, garbage and building insurance)
  • 2 4-legged animal limitation (no breed/size restrictions)

Urban Dwellers’ Delight:

Location. Location. Location.

Opportunity to Customize.

Bright Outlook.

Efficient Layout.

After 6 months of preparing the property it took just 6 days to sell over list and well above our seller's expectations.

Questions? Comments?

We're Here to Answer Your Questions and More

Want to set up a showing? Have a question? Feel free to contact us.

THE PHOTOS.

THE FLOOR PLAN.

THE LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

The information contained in this material is deemed to be reliable and accurate but it is unverified. Potential buyers should take all steps necessary to satisfy themselves regarding the information contained herein or any other matter related to the property they see fit. 

Sold in 5 Days: 41 – 43 Mars Street, San Francisco | MLS 468833

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Vanguard Properties

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. + Jonathan B. McNarry

proudly present

41–43 Mars Street

Charming, move-in ready, 2-unit Victorian cottage with views, upgrades and outdoor space.

SOLD.

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 468833

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

 

41–43 Mars Street: Sunny, Updated and Desirable 2-Unit

Out of this World San Francisco Views from Mars!

Perched above the vibrant and centrally located Castro corridor with east-facing skyline views, 41-43 Mars is a just-updated urban oasis on a quiet non-power-line street. Each warm and bright 2-bed, 1-bath unit has just been updated; each has its own kitchen, outdoor deck space with a patio, storage, and there’s a bonus room below with basement storage. Legally a 2-unit building, Mars will be delivered vacant with no recorded eviction history. The sellers took meticulous care of the property and added new flooring, decking, light fixtures, countertops, stainless steel appliances among more. Move-in ready, the possibilities are many — TIC-to-condo, residence and income unit, or as a home with a true in-law.

Listed at: $1,495,000

SOLD at: $1,800,000

Early Reactions.

It’s so nice and bright.

Sweet as can be.

I love the skylights. It’s sparkling.

This place is incredible.

This is so nice.

Talk about out-of-this-world views... on Mars!

It's so cute I had to snapchat it.

Features.

2x 2-bed, 1-bath units, each with kitchen, decks + bonus room on yard level
1,603 sqft (total) as per appraiser
10-ft 4-in tall ceilings, upper unit
9-ft 1-in tall ceilings, lower unit
7-ft 3-in tall bonus room height
New toilets, sinks, faucets and LED-backlit mirrors
New quartz kitchen countertops
2017 new oak floors
New carpet lower unit
New stainless appliances (gas stoves)
New lighting throughout
Deck awning 2015
Each upper unit bedroom has deck access
Stunning City views
Power-line free street

About the Building.

This victorian cottage was moved here in 1926 from Corbett Street
Mars Street has no above-ground power lines

The Photos.

The Floor Plan.

A Video Walk-Through

Contact Us.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us. 

(call or text us).

Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393

 

The information contained in this material is deemed to be reliable and accurate but it is unverified. Potential buyers should take all steps necessary to satisfy themselves regarding the information contained herein or any other matter related to the property they see fit. 

One Buyer Journey to 234 Eureka Street in San Francisco with Kevin+Jonathan — A Relocation Story

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Eureka! They Found ... well ... Eureka (Street)

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From There to Here: A Buyer Journey with some Airplanes Thrown In

Just some of the houses considered and the round about way our clients went back to one of the first houses they saw with us.

How one set of buyers' house hunting journey went and some insights for your consideration

Referred to us by some of our favourite clients (yes, note the spelling) David, Felicity and their two young children were slated to come back to San Francisco having lived in London for the past few years. Native Britons originally David and Felicity had lived in Noe Valley before the neighborhood left a positive and lasting impression.

From fixer to finished home at Eureka and 19th Street in San Francisco.

This go around the couple is now a young family with a solid budget but a list of goals — central, walkable location in a house that had a blend of traditional finishes on the one hand but modern features that acknowledges San Francisco’s modernity. Plus, because the family has a lot of stuff that was being shipped from the UK, so square footage was also important. And because they have two children now the house they were to get had to have durable finishes and yard space.

We explored their core neighborhood but also ventured out a little bit into Cole Valley, Parnassus Heights and Eureka Valley. We helped them explore houses that were both on market and off-market listings both during their visits and via YouTube video walk-throughs.

We considered getting a not-perfect big house that had size but the layout, location and finishes weren’t right. Combined with the fact that the seller wanted a rent-back after close of escrow.  

Another house had amazing finishes, solid location but while bedroom and bathroom count matched their requirements where those bedrooms and bathrooms were in relationship to each other combined with a feeling that the house was narrower than it should be disqualified this one, which sold to a single professional who lives in New York half the year.

The house our clients kept coming back to was 234 Eureka, which was a fixer house purchased in 2016 as a 3-bed, 1.5-bath, 1600-sqft fixer for $1.66M.

234 was modernized, brightened and enlarged with an unfinished basement being turned into a pragmatic second family room with an extra bedroom and direct yard access. The house debuted as 4-bed, 3.5-bath, nearly 2,700-sqft modern home with an extra deep terraced backyard with a great location at $3.495M in the fall of 2017. After not selling last year the price was dropped to $3.295M and taken off over the holidays where the seller finished landscaping the backyard and the stagers tweaked the property’s interior wall colors.

Our clients saw the house on an early scouting trip late last year but hadn’t seen it as a family with all its members in tow. Jonathan, however, kept to his initial thought that this was the house for our clients. After everyone landed on our shores earlier this month the young family went back to the tweaked house over its two open weekends and it all made sense. Relisted at $2.995M after the New Year,  our clients asked us what would it take to get the house now.

We suggested a strong, fast bid at $3.295M with a short close. Indeed, our contingency-free offer had a 6-hour response deadline and was accompanied by a fully signed disclosure package with the initial deposit being the entire balance for the house. Yes, it worked and our clients got their house a week after sending in the great offer.

Since closing, we’ve been working with David and Felicity on getting their home setup before they move in with plans for a kid-friendly and upgraded back garden (aka back yard) and customization of the house’s lighting fixtures along with the kid-gates they’ll need for the next few years. 

Watch our video walk-through of the home here on YouTube.

234 Eureka
234 Eureka

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This Could Be That...

Our clients said they liked a nearby house that had a contemporary dark exterior paint color but they couldn’t envision what one candidate house would look like after cosmetic upgrades. So, we took our best shot at extrapolating what that house could have looked like thanks to PhotoShop.

WHAT BUYERS WANT

What was the right mix for these buyers? Having lived in San Francisco before David and Felicity knew the City well but also admitted that there were neighborhoods that they knew they could possibly like but hadn’t really had a need to consider before. But beyond that here’s just some of the factors they wanted in their new home: 

  • Walkability (but not too far up a hill)
  • Proximity to schools
  • Proximity to work
  • Layout — namely three bedrooms on one level so parents could be on the same level as the kids
  • Layout — an open layout but also a space for the adults to entertain
  • Storage
  • Finishes — not too modern, not too old
  • A great kitchen with storage
  • A private yard for the kids to play with and a place to plant a lime tree
  • Parking
  • Durability
  • Price and value

Sold: 8 Octavia, No. 502, San Francisco | $1,295,000 | MLS 461382

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Vanguard Properties

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. + Jonathan B. McNarry

proudly present

8 OCTAVIA
NUMBER 502

Beautiful
Modern
Hayes Valley.

listed + sold.

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1-2% of San Francisco Agents

Now Available: 8 Octavia Blvd., No. 502: A 2-bed, 2-bath, 1-parking condominium with a dramatic deeded patio
+ Central Hayes Valley Location

Unit 502 is a 2-bed, 2-bath stunning home with deeded 1-car parking at 8 Octavia, the 2014-built, Stanley Saitowitz-designed, showpiece building with a central Hayes Valley location. This stylish, quiet urban oasis has a dramatic deeded 16-ft x 8-ft,  west-facing patio. 502 balances design and pragmatism: there’s an open layout perfect for entertaining, ample gallery walls for your art and generous closets and kitchen cabinets. The full-gas kitchen has an island, dishwasher and large built-in refrigerator.

There’s also in-unit laundry, broad-plank wood floors, Corian counters, LED lighting & sound-dampening windows with powered external louvers, which made the building famous. Seller upgrades include a kitchen backsplash, stunning LED chandelier + smart home features like keyless entry, nest thermostat and Philips Hue. There’s well-run professional management, a virtual door person, elevator and shared roof deck too.

Offered at:

Offered At: $1,295,000
SOLD At: $1,295,000

CONTACT US.

Have a question? Want to setup a showing? 

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393

OPEN HOUSES.

SOLD.

*ask us for details.

THE PHOTOS.

A 360-degree View

THE FEATURES + THE LAYOUT.

  • Number 502 has 2 beds, 2 baths, deeded parking, deeded deck, in-unit laundry
  • Designed by Stanley Saitowitz, world-renowned architect, principal of Natoma Architects, who also supervised the building’s construction
  • Distinctive concrete ceilings + floors (which render the building cool and quiet)
  • Full gas kitchen, with Bosch + Liebherr appliances, Corian countertops
  • Duravit + grohe fixtures, custom Japanese soaking tub
  • Floor-to-ceiling, sound dampening window with custom solar shades
  • Powered louver external shades for master bedroom
  • Webpass internet service for building
  • LED lights, Nest thermostat, smart home access systems incl. keyless fob entry, remote building concierge
  • 99 Walk Score, 100 Transit Score 
  • 47 Units, circa 2014, monthly HOA dues: $797, professional management managed by DDG Partners (the developer)
  • Adjacent to the popular Boba Guys and Proposition Chicken  
  • 8 Octavia sits at the intersection of Hayes Valley, Mid-Market, Civic Center, the Lower Haight, Mission Dolores and the Castro with direct access to 101
  • Interior design: Kathy Monarch Designs
  • Furniture: Khrome Studios, Design District, San Francisco

THE LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

Hatchbeat: September’s Full House of San Francisco Real Estate: Kevin’s Hatchbeat Column

SEPTEMBER 2015

Suddenly It’s September 

September is the time when SF real estate picks up. This one may be different than others as global forces impact what happens in our neighborhoods

Full House of Dollars

Would the Full House family be able to live in Alamo Square these days?

SF Median Sale Prices from July 15-August 30, 2015

Source: SFAR MLS

By: Kevin K. Ho, ESQ., Vanguard Properties

Originally appearing in the September 2015 edition of the Hatchbeat, a San Francisco neighborhood newsletter serving Alamo Square, NoPa, Hayes Valley, the Haight and more.

In many other parts of the country summer is the busy time for real estate. By the time fall comes, real estate quiets down. Not so in San Francisco. Real estate transactions pick up in the fall here; we suppose it’s because everyone is back from vacation or because the weather is nicer. Anyway, recent global and financial events may make the upcoming autumn more eventful than in years past.

  • An ode to a Chinese-made Greek urn… erm, will financial market swings impact SF home prices?

Not really/Maybe. A few of our buyers asked us if recent stock market corrections would allow them to get a discount on homes they each wanted. We said we doubted it. Nevertheless, these buyers thought they were being tactical when they chose to discount their offer bid amounts. Both those buyers lost out to higher (multiple) offers. Each would have won the property in question if they made a correctly priced offer. In other words, there shouldn’t be any price relief for buyers.

  • You cannot live in a stock, bond or mutual fund

More people may see real estate as a useful hedge against market risk… again. We said this a lot during the Great Recession, but it bears repeating: real estate is a great hedge against market turbulence as everyone needs a place to live and there are not only financial benefits from home ownership but you could also potentially earn rent off of your property. This may have the impact of increasing demand for real estate, which could drive prices up somewhat.

  • Interest rates will go up, but probably later than September

Act now… while you still have the chance. Everyone expects interest rates for mortgages to rise before too long. Recent market fluctuations may push that increase off until December which gives buyers a chance to lock-in extremely low mortgage rates for the next 30 years. This has the impact of potentially locking down a property for years to come. But in the short term, this may mean there will be more activity this fall with buyers pushing their budgets higher. Why? Here’s the logic: buyer purchase power is still strong today so financing a larger purchase price at a lower interest rate is viewed as being better than financing a lower-priced offer at a higher interest rate in the future as you’ll be paying more principal with a lower interest rate than a higher one.

  • Realtors matter and good ones will save you money and heartache

Every property is different, which makes having a professional more vital than ever. As alluded to above us realtors really take our clients’ interests to heart. Many of our clients benefit from our advice about property value. One couple closed on a downtown condominium recently and we found out that the backup offer behind us (which came in too late) was $100,000 above ours and was all-cash. Needless to say, our buyers were happy as they have instant equity. On the other hand, we had potential sellers ignore our specific prep and marketing plan by entrusting vital design choices to their contractor. That property now has four shades of clashing white paint in just one room. There’s also clashing crown molding painted sea-foam green and white kitchen countertops with embedded reflective confetti bits. These poor choices have harmed the property’s value by $200,000-$400,000 we believe. The property now presents a good opportunity for a buyer to get a steal of a deal.

  • What will $700,000 buy you at 555 Fulton?

How far does a dollar go these days? If you’re looking for new construction these days the most obvious choice is the big new development at 555 Fulton Street where 1-bedroom condo units without parking are selling for about $700,000 a piece depending on views. But if new construction isn’t your cup of tea, take a look at what’s selling in the neighborhood and in the City generally.

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 that exceeds 3,000 square feet or for any addition that would increase the size of an existing home by more than 75 percent. It would also limit extensions to 55 percent of lot coverage.

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

Developers with big plans descend on S.F.’s fanciful Corona Heights – SFGate

But while many San Franciscans have not ventured to Corona Heights to explore Ord Court or walked the beautifully landscaped Vulcan Stairs, there is one group that has the neighborhood in its crosshairs: speculative developers.

Over the last two years, builders have bought up parcels in the neighborhood, taking advantage of large hillside “through lots” that run between States Street and Ord Court. Others have purchased cottages along Ord Street and sought to double or triple the size of the home. From his home on the Vulcan Stairs, resident Rick Walsh can count 10 development projects that have either been proposed or are already under way.

via Developers with big plans descend on S.F.’s fanciful Corona Heights – SFGate.

Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF

San Francisco is home to the three most competitive neighborhoods for homebuyers in the United States, according to new research from real estate website Redfin. The Sunset District is the most competitive neighborhood in the country, based on measures like average number of offers, the percentage of homes that sold above asking, and the percentage of offers that were all cash. The Sunset’s hot, hot status is thanks to its abundance of single-family homes, good schools, and relative affordability, with a median sale price still hovering under $1 million, at $955K (though we’d wager that a fair amount of the neighborhood’s 28.8 percent all-cash offers went to flippers). Sunset homes spent an average of 14 days on the market and received an average of 5.5 offers each. Nearly 88 percent of properties in the Sunset went for over asking in 2014, and 54.2 percent had multiple offers.

via Who Knew? The Hottest Home Market in the US Is the Sunset – The Numbers – Curbed SF.

Curbed SF : The San Francisco Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog

More in Century news: units are sold out at 2200 Market, but some of the ground floor retail space is still vacant. That won’t be the case for much longer if all goes according plan at tomorrow’s Planning Commission, as a new bar with arcade games is trying to move in. Project 22 is from the same folks who opened Blackbird, and will be a wine and beer-only bar with an of outdoor patio area along Market Street, as well as 10 arcade games. According to our sister site EaterSF, the bar will boast an industrial look from C Walters Design with blackened steel, wired glass and wood accents. The Planning Department has gotten five letters that voice their support, including the Castro Merchants, as long as the noise is “adequately buffed” from the nearby residential units. Since the new bar would be independently owned and meet all the Planning Code requirements, staff is recommending approval. It would join previously-approved Bandidos, a Mexican sit-down restaurant, on the ground floor of The Century.

via Curbed SF : The San Francisco Neighborhoods and Real Estate Blog.

Home Restaurant Site In Castro Could Maybe Become 7-Story Condo: SFist

Many denizens of the Castro and Lower Haight have bemoaned the now blighted, three-years-vacant former Home restaurant property, which lost the chance to become a Chipotle last year and has languished ever since. Now we’re seeing some movement as a preliminary project assessment request has been submitted to Planning for 2100 Market Street for a project that would involve demolishing the existing 2-story structure to build a 7-story condo development with 4,700 square feet of ground floor retail.

As Hoodline reports, this is all still highly preliminary and does not represent an actual plan for construction — such assessments are a service provided by Planning to give developers an idea of what obstacles they might face. A similar project assessment was filed by the owners of the Elbo Room property earlier this year, leading to speculation that that beloved Mission bar might not be long for this world.

via Home Restaurant Site In Castro Could Maybe Become 7-Story Condo: SFist.

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