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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 »

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 »

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Purchased by the French American International School for $900,000 back in 2012, the former Bruce’s Automotive building at 159 Fell Street, which measures roughly 4,700 square feet, is now back on the market with a $3.6 million price tag. While the circa 1927 garage has been flagged as a... Read More »

Plans for an Historic Renovation, Addition and Repurposing

Plans for an Historic Renovation, Addition and Repurposing

Built for the Eng-Skell Co. (which is now known as ESCO Foods) in 1930, the three-story Art Deco building at 1035 Howard Street provided laboratory, manufacturing, warehouse and office space for the development and production of flavoring extracts, soda fountains, toppings and syrups. And having been deeded to Embarcadeo... Read More »

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

Projected Impact of the Massive Potrero Power Station Project

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed redevelopment of the 29-acre Potrero Power Plant site – which could yield nearly 2,700 units of housing; 1.6 million square feet of commercial space (including office, retail, research and industrial); a 220-room waterfront hotel; parking for around 2,600 cars and... Read More »

Mortuary Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Mortuary Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Plans to add a setback fourth story and rear addition to the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street and convert the historic Hayes Valley structure into a residential building could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. As we first reported last year, the proposed redevelopment includes... Read More »

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Having previously directed Oakland’s Planning Department to return with findings to support a denial of the proposed 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, the City’s Planning Commission is expected to formally deny the development’s application to proceed on Wednesday.... Read More »

Bonus Plans to Level and Redevelop This Historical Resource Site

Bonus Plans to Level and Redevelop This Historical Resource Site

As we first reported eight months ago: “The two-story concrete building at 220 9th Street, which is home to Desmoto Sport, Hop.in and a number of other businesses in the portion of the building which fronts Dore Street (such as Guitronics amplifier repair) was built in 1924 for the... Read More »

Raising the Roof (And Not) on Potrero Avenue Take Two

Raising the Roof (And Not) on Potrero Avenue Take Two

As we first reported last year: Plans to redevelop the southwest corner of Potrero Avenue and 23rd Street, across from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital in the Mission, have been in the works since 2013. But having been built in 1925 and identified as a potential historic resource, the... Read More »

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, Oakland’s Planning Commission has set the stage for a formal denial of the plans for a seemingly split, 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland. As proposed, the development would require the demolition of... Read More »