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Refined Designs for Building up in Berkeley

Refined Designs for Building up in Berkeley

As proposed, the Downtown Berkeley retail complex fronting the west side of Shattuck Avenue, between Durant Avenue and Channing Way, will be demolished and an eight-story development dubbed “Logan Park” will rise up to 87 feet in height across the 2352 Shattuck Avenue Site as newly rendered below by... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of San Francisco Tennis Club Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of San Francisco Tennis Club Site

As we outlined last month: Plans to level the 41-foot-tall San Francisco Tennis Club at 645 5th Street and build up to 243 feet in height upon its 2.6-acre Central SoMa site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. In addition to over 840,000... Read More »

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Neighbors Angling to Landmark Decaying Development Site

Established back in 1921, the Garibaldi Nursery was one of around two dozen local Italian and Italian-American cut-flower nurseries that dominated the Portola District back in the early twentieth century.  But following World War II, the lands which the nurseries had occupied were largely redeveloped and replaced by housing.... Read More »

Lawsuit to Block Hotly Contested Navigation Center Has Been Filed

Lawsuit to Block Hotly Contested Navigation Center Has Been Filed

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal of the approved, but hotly contested, plans for a temporary Navigation Center to be constructed on the Port’s current parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, across from Piers 30-32, at the end of last month, a group... Read More »

Affordable Waterfront Development Has Broken Ground

Affordable Waterfront Development Has Broken Ground

Having identified the parking lot parcels fronting Front and Davis Streets, between Broadway and Vallejo, as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” the Port began drafting a solicitation for developers of the former Embarcadero Freeway site back... Read More »

Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Newly Proposed Development on the Rise in San Francisco

Having dropped to a seven-year low in 2018, the number of newly proposed plans for major developments in San Francisco has been on the rise this year. In fact, plans for nearly 40 new major developments having been submitted to Planning since the beginning of the year, which is... Read More »

Opposed Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval (Again)

Opposed Development Redesigned, Slated for Approval (Again)

As we outlined back in April: While opposed by a number of neighborhood factions, two new buildings could rise up to 78 feet in height upon the Mission District parking lot parcels across from the Armory on 14th Street. As designed by BAR Architects for Manouch Moshayedi/MX3 Ventures, a... Read More »

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Continue to Drop in San Francisco

Reports of Illegal Airbnb-ing Continue to Drop in San Francisco

The number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rental activity in San Francisco has continued to drop, with around 130 complaints lodged in the first half of 2019, which is down nearly 30 percent versus the same time last year and 60 percent fewer than the roughly 320... Read More »

Deal(s) for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment Inked

Deal(s) for Massive Flower Mart Redevelopment Inked

Tentative development deals between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants Association, Kilroy Realty and the City of San Francisco have been inked, clearing the way for the massive redevelopment of the existing San Francisco Flower Mart site along Brannan, between 5th and 6th Streets, to be approved by San... Read More »

Rejected Oakland Tower Take Two

Rejected Oakland Tower Take Two

As we first reported earlier this year, with Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise 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... Read More »