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Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire

Parking Lot Slated for Extension as Tower Entitlements Expire

Having been approved back in 2016 but yet to break ground, the entitlements for a skinny 495-foot-tall tower to rise at 524 Howard Street, a development which could yield up to 334 condos, or 72 condos over a 273-room hotel, “depending upon market conditions,” were quietly sold, along with... Read More »

Insert Modern View Home Here

Insert Modern View Home Here

Built in 1906 and expanded over the years, the roughly 2000-square-foot home at 159 Laidley Street, which is recorded at 1,312 square feet per the city, quietly sold for $2.7 million in November of last year having been acquired for $251,000 in 1995. And yes, with a 5,500-square-foot “manor”... Read More »

Delays for Supersized Development Articulated

Delays for Supersized Development Articulated

Approved last August, the entitlements for the 1,032-unit “Hub” development designed to rise upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot at 500 Kirkham, across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, are slated to expire on August 21, 2021, if the ground isn’t broken. And while... Read More »

Refined Plans for New Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality, But…

Refined Plans for New Mid-Market Hotel Closer to Reality, But…

The refined plans for a 12-story hotel and office building to finally rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street, upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand, are one big step closer to reality, with the project having effectively been cleared... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Previously Torpedoed Infill Site

Bigger Plans for Previously Torpedoed Infill Site

Having never recovered from stated concerns that a proposed four-story hotel to rise on the former Tower Records Annex turned bike rental parcel at 1196 Columbus Avenue, a development which was originally branded and designed to specifically target millennial travelers, would attract “late-night activity” that would be “incompatible” with... Read More »

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

Big Bayview Project Permitted to Rise

With the 1980s-era plan for the redevelopment of the Bayview Industrial Triangle having just expired, along with its restriction on residential development within said triangle, the approved plans for an 85-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height along Third Street, between Innes and Jerrold Avenues in... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Building Up the Excelsior (And Déjà Vu)

Bigger Plans for Building Up the Excelsior (And Déjà Vu)

Plans to redevelop the Excelsior District gas station site at 4199 Mission Street, which was purchased for $500,000 in 1998, have been in the works since 2007, at which point a four-story, 40-foot-tall building, with 12 condos over 2,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and a garage... Read More »

Redevelopment of Decade-Old Pit (Somewhat) Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Decade-Old Pit (Somewhat) Closer to Reality

Plans for a 25-unit development to rise up to 65 feet in height on the 14-year-old pit in the ground at 1145 Mission Street could be approved this week with the developer having just ‘volunteered’ to include four (4) units of below market rate (BMR) housing on-site – versus... Read More »

Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

Squatter/Denser Plans for Lower Potrero Hill Site

Plans to level the low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro and develop a 13-story building at the corner of 16th Street appear to have been abandoned.  But a squatter set of plans for the odd shaped Lower Potrero Hill site have been drawn. While the 13-story structure was... Read More »

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

Impact of Modern Infill Development Challenged

The “necessary, desirable, and compatible” plans for a decidedly modern infill development of four little single-family dwellings to rise up to 20 feet in height on the undeveloped “flag lot” at 1846 Grove Street – a parcel which is effectively bounded by the back yards of the homes fronting... Read More »