Welcome to the 2008 Curbed SF Awards, wherein we celebrate, honor and reminisce about the best and worst of San Francisco neighborhood, real estate and streetside developments these past twelve months. Look for updates now until New Year's -- we'll be sprinkling these bad boys out like cinnamon in your hot toddy.
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luxury condos "good old fashioned" rental units that will soon(ish) grace the top of the soon(ish) to be Whole Foods at 690 Stanyan certainly weren't the most interesting architecture of the year, but they ignited the Haight like we haven't seen in quite a while -- and with surprising, business-friendly results. After years on top, the venerable Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council couldn't defeat the Whole Foods and its condos like it had that Urban Outfitters, and the new kids on the block -- the Haight Ashbury Improvement Association (wink, nod) -- snatched the neighborhood's crown back. With stickers. Lots of stickers.
· 690 Stanyan: Even More Rendings Revealed [Curbed SF]
· Approved, with love: 690 Stanyan's Mixed-Use Whole Foods [Curbed SF]
· Whole Foods Dramarama: More Deets Dropped on 690 Stanyan [Curbed SF]
· Curbed Exclusive: Whole Foods Condo Rendering Reveal [Curbed SF]