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The Numbers: Color-Coding San Francisco's Totally Bonkers Rental Market

We all already know that the laws of supply and demand have pushed San Francisco rents through the roof over the past few years. Tens of thousands of people are moving to the city, but the supply of housing is...

Crimes Against Urbanity: Today John King rounds up 10...

Today John King rounds up 10 buildings the Bay Area would be better off without. Of these "wardrobe malfunctions of the architectural kind," eight hail from SF; dishonorable mentions also went to two Oakland structures. Blacklistees include the St. Francis...

AM Linkage: Twin Peaks vs. Airbnb; Area Code Stereotypes; 14 Muni WTFs

· Airbnb irks Twin Peaks neighbors · Mid-Market scores brewpub dance club · Dial-a-stereotype: what your area code says about you · Why can't the US build a high-speed rail system? · Hidden Cash is dunzo · Weirdly, this...

On the Racked: Hottest Trainer Competition; Kim K's SF-Ready Outfit; More

Welcome to On the Racked, where Racked SF intern Mark Olson shares the top fashion, beauty and fitness news of the week. Smokin' San Francisco trainers, profiled daily. EVERYWHERE—Racked SF's search for the city's Hottest Trainer is heating up. Meet...

Scripted Realty: The universe can be a cruel...

The universe can be a cruel place, but apparently it also works for 20th Century Fox, because it turns out that the guy who lives in the Mrs. Doubtfire house is a plastic surgeon. Not only that, but the owner...

The Numbers: Prices for New Condos Slide Downward, Noncommittally

Month after month, the median price of a newly built condo in San Francisco has climbed. That endless upward slog has finally ended—at least for July. The Mark Company's latest trend sheet shows pricing of new construction at $1,109...

Strip Maul: As Palo Alto puts plans into...

As Palo Alto puts plans into place for the redevelopment of its California Avenue commercial strip, the city is considering following in San Francisco's footsteps and banning chain stores on the street. Formula retail is entirely outlawed in several San...

Sharkitecture: Because It's Shark Week, the 10 Most Fin-Tastic Buildings in SF

Google's foiled barge notwithstanding, architecture tends to be an enterprise for landlubbers. That leaves the likes of us high and dry during the rest of the world's blockbuster feeding frenzies (hey there, Sharknado Week!), but design is a discipline...

Hollywood Remake: Just three months ago, preliminary plans...

Just three months ago, preliminary plans were submitted to tear down the old Hollywood Billiards building near Sixth and Market and replace it with a 13-story, 186-unit apartment building. Now those plans may be off the table with the announcement...

Development Watch: Moscone Center Inches Closer to Doubling Square Footage

The Moscone Center Expansion Project wrapped up the public comment period for its draft environmental documents in June, and now it's looking for final certification and project approvals at tomorrow's Planning Commission...

Pricechopper: Are Renters to Blame for This $110K Alamo Square Price Cut?

This charming Victorian condo has three bedrooms and 1,603 square feet of living space. It's located just off of the Divisadero corridor and right around the corner from Alamo Square. And there's a...

Mission Impossible: After many stalls, the long-delayed condo...

After many stalls, the long-delayed condo project proposed for 490 South Van Ness will finally get its hearing at tomorrow's Planning meeting. As you recall, the project aims to turn an old gas station site into a seven-story mixed-use building...

Development Watch: Odd Slice of Potrero Seeks Equally Odd-Shaped Housing

Development in Potrero Hill keeps booming, and another mixed-use project is on the horizon. Up for approval at tomorrow's Planning Commission hearing is 645 Texas Street, which will demo a few existing...

Tech Takeover: Although there are nearly 3 million...

Although there are nearly 3 million square feet of office space currently being built in San Francisco, 70 percent of it has been gobbled up before it is even finished. Data from commercial real estate brokers Cushman and Wakefield show...

AM Linkage: No. 1 Liberal City; Why We Export Bottled Water in a Drought

· Mandatory water restrictions pass in SF, East Bay · SF is the most liberal city in the nation · Why bottled water comes from CA, which can't spare much · After SF residents' actions improve SRO units, they...

Open Space Race: Hilltop Park Blasts Off with $5M, New Astronomy Theme

Out on scenic hill in the Bayview sits Hilltop Park, which most days goes unused despite its views and potential to be a spot for the neighborhood to enjoy. Most of the play structures were removed in 2006, and...

Crazy 8s: 8 Awesome Instagram Photos of Stanley Saitowitz's 8 Octavia

For much of the past year, as 8 Octavia began its rise at the edge of Market Street, the perimeter of the building was inaccessible as the customary moat of construction passageways took root at its edges. Now, as...

You Say Potrero: For SF newbies, or any established...

For SF newbies, or any established folk who just take a while to catch on, the Chronicle has put together a pronunciation guide of Bay Area proper names. The debate is far from settled on a few counts (Junipero Serra,...

Top 10: The Ten Least Expensive Properties for Sale in the Mission

Though the Mission ain't exactly cheap, we did scrounge around for the 10 least expensive properties (oh, semantics!) for sale right now. The good news is that all are under the 1-mil mark, and the bad news is that...

Starchitecture for Sale: Midcentury American architect Philip Johnson was...

Midcentury American architect Philip Johnson was much more than his effusively beloved Glass House—in fact, the landscape-minded modernist designed several minimalist piles in the forestlands of Connecticut. One such example is the plywood-sheathed Wiley Speculative House, built as a development...

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