Porn studio to share space with community center [ABC7]

“Starring Paul Newman and Steve McQueen, the film revolved around a fire in the world’s tallest building. In the movie, electrical engineer Roger Simmons, portrayed by Richard Chamberlain, lived at 2898 Vallejo St. His character’s haphazard work is deemed responsible for the blaze that starts during the dedication.”
Pacific Heights home featured in ‘Towering Inferno’ on the market [Chron]

“La Urbana is envisioned as a 110-seat Mexican restaurant and mezcal bar, with a focus on local and organic ingredients. Rallo now tells us they’re aiming to open “this summer.'”
Work Begins on La Urbana [Haighteration]

“Now on the table (pdf alert/s!) are: a “Cultural Innovation Center” and Sustainability Institute from WRNS/Chora; the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s commons (park), aerial walkway and visitor center; a center for “play” and “innovation” by Jane Clark Chermayeff & Associates; a center exploring migration, conservation, and sustainability by KV+Aassociates/Mark Cavagnero; and a populist art museum courtesy of man of the people, George Lucas.”
Coming Attractions: “Cultural and Innovation” on the Boards at the Presidio [Curbed]

“Visit properties in your target price range and in particular, in your neighborhood. It may give you a more reasonable view of what your property is worth, plus it’s a good way to meet Realtors who may act as your seller’s agent or bring you a buyer.”
What You Need To Know About Selling Your Home: Familiarize Yourself With the Current Housing Market [Curbed]

“if you are a soccer fan there are many youth and adult league matches on weeknights and weekends, possibly to join, or simply watch a free competitive game. “
Park Life: Franklin Square a Goal for the Mission [Curbed]

“This little building tucked back from the street at 1239 Jones is known as the Jones Street Tank and is part of the city’s larger Auxiliary Water Supply System.”
Ask [Curbed]: What’s the Story With the Little Building on Jones Street?

“I have AIDS and I am being evicted through the use of the Ellis Act. I want to welcome you to my home for the past 18 years, and to my Castro neighborhood where I’ve spent the last four decades, or two-thirds of my life.”
The vultures of greed [SFBG]

“The public agency in charge of developing the $4 billion Transbay Terminal station at First and Mission streets in San Francisco is set to collect $30 million after the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure approved a disposition and development agreement with Golub Real Estate Corp. and Mercy Housing California for the development of Transbay Block 6.”
$30 million deal will help bankroll San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal [Biz Times]

“The new proposal for the mixed-use building is a slight variation on the original proposal, according to planning documents. While the work on the site has been underway for years, the plan for the housing portion was submitted in July, and it changed the mixed-use building from a modern design to one with a Mediterranean style in order to better fit into the neighborhood.”
Revamp proposal for Alexandria Theater in San Francisco up for key approval [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

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