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Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

As we outlined last June: “Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago , the ground for which has yet... Read More »

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

Initiative to Acquire and Transform Alcatraz Is Back

Initiative to Acquire and Transform Alcatraz Is Back

Having failed back in 2008, a ballot initiative which aims to transform Alcatraz Island into a “Global Peace and Creative Art Center” has been re-drafted and is positioning to qualify for this November’s election. If adopted, the measure would make it the official, but non-binding, policy of the City... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Iconic Joe’s Cable Car Site Closer to Reality

Having shuttered back in 2014, after nearly five decades of serving freshly ground burgers to a legion of adorning fans, a permit to raze the iconic Joe’s Cable Car shack, on the northwest corner of Mission and Tingley Streets, has been requested. And as envisioned, a contemporary four-story building... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Hayes Valley

Bonus Plans for Building Up Hayes Valley

As we first reported last week: The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to merge... Read More »

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

The Singular Proposal for the Redevelopment of Fort Scott

From the now singular proposal from the four finalists selected to bid for the opportunity to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus in the Presidio: Last September, at the public presentation of the RFCP responses, Presidio Trust Board members suggested that the four teams selected to move forward... Read More »

Positioning to Raise the Roof in the Middle of Hayes Valley

Positioning to Raise the Roof in the Middle of Hayes Valley

The little four-unit building at 630 Octavia Street and its adjacent parcel, which is currently used as a parking lot, recently traded hands for what would appear to be a total contract price of $4.6 million. A few years ago, plans to merge the two lots, level the existing... Read More »

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

Plan to Stabilize the Sinking Millennium Tower Closer to Reality

With the initial round of testing having proven successful, the plans to permanently stabilize the sinking Millennium Tower by adding a series of 52 new piles around the tower’s perimeter have been further refined, building permits for the fix have been requested, and a final round of pre-fix testing... Read More »

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been working on... Read More »

Plans for 20 New Condo Buildings Overlooking Candlestick Point

Plans for 20 New Condo Buildings Overlooking Candlestick Point

Plans for 20 new residential buildings to rise on a vacant 7-acre slice of land fronting Jamestown Avenue, a former Candlestick Park parking lot which overlooks the massive Candlestick Point redevelopment which is now underway below, have been drafted by Hunt Hale Jones Architects for Strada Investment Group. As... Read More »