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Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission Closer to Reality

Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission Closer to Reality

As we first revealed back in 2019, a redesign of the proposed development to rise on the shuttered Mission District garage site at 1721 15th Street was in the works, a bonus-sized approach which could more than double the number of units to rise on the parcel as originally... Read More »

161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

161-Unit Berkeley Infill Development on the Boards

As proposed, seven Berkeley parcels fronting Blake Street and Dwight Way, between Shattuck Ave and Milvia Street, will be merged and two new residential buildings would rise up to 82 feet in height upon the 2015 Blake Street site, with a three-story building on the corner of Blake and... Read More »

Revised Designs for Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission

Revised Designs for Bonus-Sized Development in the Mission

As we outlined last year, the proposed redevelopment of the shuttered Mission District garage site at 1721 15th Street had been put on hold pending a Density Bonus-based supersizing of the project which was originally envisioned to yield a total of 24 residential units over 2,700 square feet of... Read More »

Issues but No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment

Issues but No Red Flags for Garden Center Redevelopment

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just completed their preliminary review of the proposed 8-story, 213-unit development to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the landmark Sloat Garden Center site at 2700 Sloat Boulevard and didn’t raise any red flags. And in fact, as “it is the Department’s... Read More »

The Big Plans for Condos to Rise on Sloat Garden Center Site

The Big Plans for Condos to Rise on Sloat Garden Center Site

Plans to raze the landmark Sloat Garden Center at 2700 Sloat Boulevard, which has occupied the Outer Parkside block bounded by Sloat, 46th Avenue, Wawona Street and 45th Avenue since 1958, have, in fact, been drawn. As proposed, an 8-story development would rise up to 85 feet in height... Read More »

Rejected Oakland Tower Déjà Vu

Rejected Oakland Tower Déjà Vu

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland last year, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team returned to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Advisory... 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 »

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 »

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »

Revised Plans for Supersized Bart-Adjacent Project Sans Parking

Revised Plans for Supersized Bart-Adjacent Project Sans Parking

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »