A Q&A with realtor/attorney Kevin Ho of Vanguard Properties.
TIC vs Condo Debate; Kitchen Remodels; More! [Curbed]

“He hopes to be under construction in August or September of 2014 — more than eight years after Millennium Partners tied the property up. “
Millennium Partners’ 706 Mission: still 18 months from construction [Biz Times]

“The lease with Caltrans still has to be approved by the Board of Supervisors, but construction is expected to start later this spring and be completed by the end of the year.”
SoMa skate park moves forward [Chron]

“Nestled into the hillside at the south end of West Portal is Arden Wood, a massive French Chateau style residential care facility. Built back in 1929 as the Christian Science Sanatorium, it pretty much functions in the same capacity today.”
The French Chateau Sanatorium Nestled Near West Portal [Curbed]

“When the most recent [lease] renewal came up, it was a 50 percent increase over what the Grove was paying five years ago: An annual rent of $246,816, which comes out to over $20,000 a month for a cafe that spans about 1,500 square feet on the ground floor.”
The Grove to close its Chestnut Street location [Chron]

“The overall lesson for tenants to glean from this installment of Curbed U is that you have rights—strong ones—in this city, even if your landlord is evicting you using legal methods. And for potential buyers, learn this: buying a home that is tenant occupied can be very tricky.”
Tenants Rights in the Over-Heated SF Housing Market [Curbed]

“The short answer is: No, not unless you live on a low-lying part of 48th Avenue, along Marina Boulevard or out on Treasure Island, where the whole thing will be submerged in the wake of a tsunami. “
Map: Will My Apartment Be Underwater If We Get Hit With A Tsunami? [SFist]

“Early – a San Francisco advertising man, well-known Telegraph Hill resident and parks crusader – died in 1998 at the age of 82 and left the sizable chunk of money to the group for parks, trees, new trash cans and other purposes.”
New trees, plaque to be unveiled in Washington Square [Chron]

“A contingent of environmentalists — mostly members of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco Bay chapter — that strongly supports such programs criticized CleanPowerSF for lacking the development of large-scale renewable energy projects.”
Energy debate stalls rate-setting for CleanPowerSF [Ex]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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