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Refined Plans and Impact Report for A’s Development Released

Refined Plans and Impact Report for A’s Development Released

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Oakland A’s proposed stadium, residential and commercial development to rise on the 50-acre-plus Howard Terminal site has just been released by Oakland’s Planning Department along with a refined set of plans for the proposed development and a few important footnotes and... Read More »

High-ish Rise in the Excelsior Slated for Approval

High-ish Rise in the Excelsior Slated for Approval

As we first revealed back in 2019, plans for a seven-story infill building to rise up to 74 feet and six inches in height upon the shuttered Club Tapatio site at 4742 Mission Street were in the works and Planning was encouraging the project team to add another floor... Read More »

Plans To End Artists’ Mid-Market Battle Slated for Approval

Plans To End Artists’ Mid-Market Battle Slated for Approval

The plans to end a nearly eight-year legal and legislative battle between the (now) thirteen remaining residential tenants of the historic Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted into a warren of 83 “live-work” spaces over the years, and the building’s owners, who have been trying... Read More »

Amazon’s Plan for That Prime Showplace Square Site

Amazon’s Plan for That Prime Showplace Square Site

Amazon’s plans for a “last mile” distribution and delivery station to rise upon the Prime Showplace Square parcel at 900 7th Street, a nearly 6-acre parcel which is bounded by 7th, Berry, De Haro, Carolina and Channel Streets, have been drafted and submitted to planning for review. As proposed,... Read More »

Rivian Has Set Its Sights on Hayes Valley

Rivian Has Set Its Sights on Hayes Valley

Plans to empty and renovate the two brick-fronted garage buildings at 340 and 362 Fell Street, which are currently home to California Detailing, Fell Street Auto Service and Domport Auto Body, are in the works. And as envisioned, Rivian Automotive, the makers of an all-electric pickup truck (which is... Read More »

South Van Ness Infill Development Closer to Reality

South Van Ness Infill Development Closer to Reality

As we outlined back in 2017: Plans to level the Barney’s Auto Center shop at 986 South Van Ness Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets in the Mission, and build nine (9) condos upon the 5,222-square-foot site are in the works. As massed but yet to be detailed by... Read More »

Modern Mansion Atop Mount Sutro Has Sold

Modern Mansion Atop Mount Sutro Has Sold

Designed by John Maniscalco Architecture and built for a solar energy entrepreneur and engineer on a 5,271-square-foot parcel atop Clarendon Heights, near the crest of Mount Sutro, the modern 7,440-square-foot home at 150 Glenbrook Avenue hit the market priced at $22 million this past August. Walls of windows frame... Read More »

Oakland Aiming to Adopt Its Downtown Plan and Fund Housing

Oakland Aiming to Adopt Its Downtown Plan and Fund Housing

While waylaid by the pandemic, Oakland’s Planning Department is aiming to update and adopt its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland by the end of this year. As envisioned, the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) would allow for the development of up to 20 million square feet of new... Read More »

Remodeled Bayview Home Fetches…

Remodeled Bayview Home Fetches…

As we highlighted in the third quarter of 2019: Purchased for $950,000 in February of 2018, the 1,700-square-foot, four-bedroom Bayview Heights home at 1119 Hollister Avenue was subsequently taken “down to the studs” and subfloors. A structural wall was removed to open up the floor plan, a third bathroom... Read More »

Rarely Available View Condo Listed for 19 Percent Less

Rarely Available View Condo Listed for 19 Percent Less

Purchased for $2.125 million in April of 2016, the “rarely available,” two-bedroom, two-bath condo #17E in the LUMINA tower at 338 Main Street was offered for rent at $7,000 a month in 2018. After a year as a rental, the unit returned to the market priced at $2.4 million... Read More »