Tag Archives: Developments in Development

Developments in Development #1: G Words

The weekend is nigh. What with elections (and shootings) and all the subsequent infographics and spiders, we’re exhausted. But before we can mainline a can of Tecate and catch up on American Horror Story, we’d like to review the week that was in real estate and development news. This week (like most weeks) a lot happened in aforementioned beat, and we...

Developments in Development: Munchkin Files

The low-hanging sun, the slight chill in the air, and the drizzle of rain had us humming that old American standard November Rain all week. A little precipitation was exactly what we needed to feel like winter is on its way and lift our dried-out spirits, but, as they say, nothing last forever—except, seemingly, California’s drought. In this week’s weekly rundown of turf...

Developments in Development: Ramen!

In this week’s rundown of business and real estate news: Oh my God, is it Thanksgiving yet?!?! Answer: Nope. (But, happy birthday Bjork!) Also, answers to other questions such as: Is the housing market still insane? Answer: Yes, but… Content Creators This week, everybody is getting into the glossy storytelling game. Even the typically staid, bureaucratic Planning Department is ready...

Developments: Here Today, Weed Tomorrow

Developments in Development is back! Your favorite (we hope) weekly (okay, really, not that weekly) roundup of all things Mission District real estate and development news has returned for a new year (with a new attitude?). Good golly a lot’s going down in the Mission! Here’s some of the stories that have been open on our various tabs physical, spiritual,...

Developments: 5 Stages of Coping with Think Pieces

Happy #BARTFriday to you all! In this week’s edition of Developments in Development your favorite roundup of Mission real estate and development (and more!) from the Mission District, there’s so many things. Just keep reading! More like Business Outsider Let us walk you through the roller coaster of emotions we felt upon reading this, now surely infamous, piece in Business...

Developments in Development: Empire!

Don’t you feel like 2015 should be over by now? Either way, the week is almost over so at least we can take solace in that, no? Here’s something to take solace in: a lively run-down of Mission District news vaguely related to business and development. It’s Developments. Don’t worry, it will be over soon. The Empire Ike’s Back The...

Project’s Opposition Splits As Developer Offers Concessions

In a move that may prevent a showdown at an upcoming Planning Commission meeting in September, the developer of a major market-rate housing project planned for Bryant Street has reached an agreement with some of the art spaces that would be displaced by the development: In an attempt to address some of the art community’s concerns, including the preservation of cultural institutions and light industrial jobs,...

Developments in Development: Opposition

Get ready, y’all, because development opposition is about to sweep through the Mission in a big way. With at least two development-y items on the ballot, advocates and opponents of both are taking their battle stances. And we’re here to make sure you’re up to date on it in a revival of our somewhat weekly Developments in Development. The Mission...
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Developments in Development: Trends

Alright alright, so the big trend is obviously that this city is mind bogglingly expensive, and yes, you already knew that. But have you seen the most recent Pricenomics update on which neighborhood is blowing up the fastest? It is not, in fact, the Mission. When increase in median rent is measured from 2011, the Mission’s rents increased third most...

Developments in Development: Looking Ahead

Is it true? Can it be? Rumor (or rather, the Business Times) has it that the housing market is cooling off a little. Not in the sense that home values are decreasing, but the mere fact that the increase in prices is not as dramatic as it has been previously, which was enough to make Zillow’s chief economist call the...

Developments in Development: Tricky to Fix

Construction and development plans seem to plod forward relentlessly, ushering in change even when the cogs of the planning machine come grinding to a halt. Meanwhile, proposed solutions become ever more contentious. Take 2000-2070 Bryant.  When developers announced an indefinite hold on the planning process to make some community-spurred adjustments to their proposal, some opponents celebrated. But on Wednesday afternoon, the subtenants...

Developments in Development: Money & Control

Don’t hate the player, hate the game, says Zumper – or rather, hate the top dogs in the game: The latest study of expensive rents indicates you shouldn’t be blaming techies, but rather the people who fund their enterprises. A Zumper study found that without venture capitalist funding, rents in the city would be some 33 percent lower, or $1,069...

Developments in Development: Food Biz

In this week’s update of what’s going on with local development: Storefronts are changing among small businesses. Knead Patisserie, a french bakery on 24th street bakery that shared wares with the Local Mission Eatery, will close its doors tomorrow in search of “fresh air and country living.” The bakery may open pop-ups in the area, but appears to be taking...

Developments in Development: Tenant-ative Wins

Tenant protections are making sluggish progress as construction project sponsors try to steam ahead in anticipation of a possible moratorium on market rate housing. Tenant advocates breathed a sigh of relief after hearing that Mayor Lee, running up against a Friday evening deadline, did not make an attempt to block new eviction protections that the Board of Supervisors had passed...

Developments in Development: Brand New Condos and More!

Ready or not, here they come: New condos and new restaurants are on their way to the neighborhood unless the Mission Moratorium puts the kibosh on them. Sites slated for condos dot the Valencia corridor, and SocketSite reports that one of them, an existing gas station at 24th and Valencia streets, was granted an exception from an extensive environmental impact...