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Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Oakland’s City Council has approved the sale of the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue which overlooks Lake Merritt and its estuary, clearing the way for a controversial 23-story building with 298 apartments to rise. UrbanCore will pay the city $5.1... Read More »

Lightning Rod Oakland Tower Vote Postponed

Lightning Rod Oakland Tower Vote Postponed

Oakland’s City Council has postponed their vote which was expected to approve an upscale 23-story residential building to rise on a city-owned parcel at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue, overlooking Lake Merritt and its estuary. As proposed by developer UrbanCore, the Lake Merritt Boulevard Apartments... Read More »

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Mission Development Approved, Below Market Rate Units Added

Over the objections of the Plaza 16 Coalition, San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved the plans for a five-story, 27-unit apartment building to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street in the Mission. The Coalition had demanded that The Toboni Group, the developer of... Read More »

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Mission Coalition Aims To Ice South Van Ness Development

Scheduled for last month but waylaid when outdated information was posted in the required project notification at the building site, the public hearing for the proposed five-story development to rise on the southwest corner of South Van Ness and 17th Street, with 27 apartments over three retail spaces and... Read More »

Ballot Measure To Halt Housing Developments In The Mission Drafted

A ballot measure intended to stop market-rate housing developments of more than 20 units in the Mission, and not just in the area around 24th Street, has been drafted by “a coalition of affordable housing and progressive groups.” The expected measure would create a moratorium on market-rate housing projects... Read More »

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

From Addresses To Apartments In The Tenderloin As Proposed

Built for Bank of America in 1960 and a branch office until 1991, the single-story Tenderloin building on the northwest corner of Hyde Street and Golden Gate Avenue is now a limited-service branch for the United States Postal Service with post office boxes and package pickup services for area... Read More »

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection issued a notice to the owners of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street to either legalize the units or clear the building of residential... Read More »

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

The plans for an upscale 23-story apartment building to rise on a city-owned parcel overlooking Lake Merritt were approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission yesterday, helping clear the way for the site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue to be sold with a price tag that’s... Read More »

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

Eviction Notices For Families In Chinatown Hotel Withdrawn, For Now

The eviction notices signed by a vice president at Paragon Real Estate and served to two dozen families living in a single-room-occupancy hotel at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown are being withdrawn.  And according the Mayor’s Office, the owners of the building have pledged not to issue any new... Read More »

Community Meeting Ruckus Over Mission Development

Community Meeting Ruckus Over Mission Development

Last night’s community meeting in the Mission, intended to sway the opposition to the development of a 331-unit building at the corner of 16th and Mission, devolved into a shouting match (or a “lively discussion,” depending upon one’s point of view and spin). While Maximus Real Estate Partners has doubled the... Read More »