Plans for Studios to Rise on SoMa Car Wash Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Studios to Rise on SoMa Car Wash Site Closer to Reality

A gas station occupied the northeast corner of 10th and Harrison from 1949 through the 1960s. In 1969, the 10th Street Car Wash took over the Western SoMa site. And today, the City granted the proposed plans for a 67-unit building to rise up to 55 feet in height... Read More »

Designs for Proposed 448-Unit Auto Row Development in Oakland

Designs for Proposed 448-Unit Auto Row Development in Oakland

As proposed and working its way through Planning, the Oakland Acura Dealership at 277 27th Street will be razed and a 18-story building with 448 residential units over 66,500 square feet of retail space will rise across the Auto Row site which covers the majority of the city block... Read More »

Pace of New Home Sales in the U.S. Surges to Eight-Year High

Pace of New Home Sales in the U.S. Surges to Eight-Year High

Having slipped a revised 1.3 percent in March, the pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. surged 16.6 percent in April to an annual rate of 619,000 sales and is now running 23.8 percent higher versus the same time last year (523,000), up from 8.4 percent higher... Read More »

Three in a Row on One Coveted Block

Three in a Row on One Coveted Block

Two weeks ago, the asking price for the attempted million dollar flip of 2470 Broadway was reduced a half million to $6,999,000. Last week, the completely redeveloped home at 2476 Broadway hit the market priced at $22,000,000. And today, the previously remodeled home at 2480 Broadway was listed for... Read More »

Prohibiting Street Parking for Residents of New Developments

Early next month Oakland’s Planning Commission is slated approve a comprehensive update of the City’s Planning Code that sets the parking requirements for new developments throughout the city, allowing buildings to be constructed with fewer off-street parking spaces. While San Francisco has been restricting the number of off-street parking... Read More »

Refurbishing West Oakland

Refurbishing West Oakland

Currently home to Oakland Technology Exchange West, which has refurbished nearly 40,000 donated computers which were then gifted to low-income East Bay families or sold at a deep discount to local schools and community centers over the past 20 years, plans to convert the West Oakland industrial building at... Read More »

Supervisor Aims to Further Incent Development of Student Housing

In order to promote the development of Student Housing in San Francisco, the City’s Planning Code provides a big incentive for developers to build for educational institutions. While new developments with ten or more residential units are currently required to provide 12 percent of the units at below market... Read More »

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

The sale of the rather pristine Mid-Century Modern infill pad at 3610 Washington Street, which was designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $11,300,001; exactly $2,000 per square foot.... Read More »

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

New Plans for a Prized Potrero Hill Hardware Store and Site

For the past 30 years, Center Hardware has been located in the warehouse building at 249 Pennsylvania/999 Mariposa, sitting on a parcel which abuts I-280 to the east and Pennsylvania Garden to the south at the base of Potrero Hill. Center Hardware’s lease is about to expire. And as... Read More »

Employment in San Francisco Stalls, Slips in the East Bay

Employment in San Francisco Stalls, Slips in the East Bay

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco has dropped to 3.1 percent, the lowest unemployment rate since the end of the dot-com boom, the drop from 3.3 percent in March was driven by 900 people leaving the labor force versus the 100 jobs that were added. In fact, the... Read More »