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Liquor before Condos, the Intent Is Clear

Liquor before Condos, the Intent Is Clear

The State Market Liquor store at 707 Willow Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland is hitting the market with a $2.25 million asking price. And while the sale doesn’t include the inventory inside, it does include the building, which is technically 1716 7th Street, along with... Read More »

Green Day’s JingleTown Studio on the Market for $3.9M

Green Day’s JingleTown Studio on the Market for $3.9M

The JingleTown Recording studio which has seen the likes of Iggy Pop, Machine Head, Smash Mouth and Green Day (who purchased the 16,000 square foot studio complex at 829 27th Avenue in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood and opened it up to the public in 2012) is quietly on the market... Read More »

Price for Approved Development Site in the Tenderloin Is Cut

Price for Approved Development Site in the Tenderloin Is Cut

As we wrote about the infill building site at 430 Eddy Street in early June: “Approved for the development of affordable senior housing over a decade ago, neither the financing nor permits for a five-story building to rise on the Tenderloin parking lot at 430 Eddy Street were secured... Read More »

Coalition Challenges Redevelopment of a Chinatown Block

Coalition Challenges Redevelopment of a Chinatown Block

While the “W12” project site, which includes the entire Oakland block bound by Webster, 11th, Harrison and 12th Streets, along with the quarter-block parcel on the northwest corner of Harrison and 12th, was designated as a prime “Opportunity Site” for redevelopment within the City of Oakland’s Lake Merritt Station... Read More »

Tenderloin Infill Site Back on the Market at a Luxury Price

Tenderloin Infill Site Back on the Market at a Luxury Price

Approved for the development of affordable senior housing over a decade ago, neither the financing nor permits for a five-story building to rise on the Tenderloin parking lot at 430 Eddy Street were secured and the entitlements to build were cancelled and lost. Two years ago the un-entitled parcel... Read More »

Oaklanders Could Benefit from Preferences for Affordable Housing

While the City of Oakland already provides a general preference for those who live or work in the city to qualify for affordable housing which was built in conjunction with the City’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) program, a proposed ordinance would greatly expand the scope of projects for... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Bonus Height Debate Turned Up to Eleven and 100 Percent

Four months ago we reported that the debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow market-rate developers to build up to two stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for pricing 30 percent of the units on the parcel at below market rates, was... Read More »

Revised Plans for a Prominent Sixth Street Corner and Hotel

Revised Plans for a Prominent Sixth Street Corner and Hotel

As we first reported last year, plans to raze the two-story building on the northeast corner of Sixth and Mission, a building which currently houses The Balmoral South (a 29-room residential hotel, a.k.a. SRO), a sex shop (Soma Secrets), and a couple of restaurants (Spicy Garden, Supremo Pizza and... Read More »

What It Costs to Live near BART and the Relative Commute Times

What It Costs to Live near BART and the Relative Commute Times

The relative cost of living near BART has been newly mapped by Estately, which compiled the average sale price per square foot for all the houses, townhouses and condos that have sold within a one-mile radius of each BART station over the past six months. The ten “most expensive... Read More »

The Imminent Gentrification of La Parrilla Grill

The Imminent Gentrification of La Parrilla Grill

As we first reported back in 2014, plans to raze La Parrilla Grill’s two-story Mission District building on the southeast corner of Folsom and 24th Streets and build a five-story building designed by Natoma Architects, with 20 modern condos over 2,800 square feet of new ground floor commercial space,... Read More »