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Parking Pad Rebel Is Planning to Go Underground

Parking Pad Rebel Is Planning to Go Underground

Having been tagged for hiring a landscaper to simply start digging a new off-street parking pad for his newly acquired Sunnyside home, permits, plans and the City be damned, the owner of 698 Joost is now planning to go underground. While a permit to complete an emergency shoring of the hillside... Read More »

Prohibiting Street Parking for Residents of New Developments

Early next month Oakland’s Planning Commission is slated approve a comprehensive update of the City’s Planning Code that sets the parking requirements for new developments throughout the city, allowing buildings to be constructed with fewer off-street parking spaces. While San Francisco has been restricting the number of off-street parking... Read More »

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

Planning for 32-Story Tower at Hawthorne and Folsom Proceeds

As proposed, the five-story office building at 95 Hawthorne Street, which formerly housed the San Francisco Passport Agency on the northeast corner of Hawthorne and Folsom, will be razed in order to make way for a 32-story residential building to rise. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) for... Read More »

A Blast from the past, Parking Pads and Possible Foreshadowing

A Blast from the past, Parking Pads and Possible Foreshadowing

Purchased for $1.385 million in early 2011 when listed as an “architecturally unique” property with the potential for an “(e)asy garage addition,” the buyers of the Ashbury Heights home at 893 Ashbury Street subsequently discovered that the structure was too close to the sidewalk for a garage to easily... Read More »

Refined Designs and Hearing for a 126-Unit Oakland Tower

Refined Designs and Hearing for a 126-Unit Oakland Tower

As we first reported earlier this week, the plans for a proposed 16-story Downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 175-feet in height at 250 14th Street, with 126 apartments over 3,200 square feet of retail space and a podium garage for 81 cars, are closer to reality and... Read More »

Less Parking, More Apartments and a Mission District Reality Check

Less Parking, More Apartments and a Mission District Reality Check

Five months ago the Inner Mission parking lot at 606 Capp Street, between 21st and 22nd, sold for $3.3 million on the open market. Plans to construct a four-story building on the site have since been drafted by Leavitt Architecture. And as now proposed, the development would consist of... Read More »

Oakland Tower Sheds a Story and 28 Percent of Its Parking Spots

Oakland Tower Sheds a Story and 28 Percent of Its Parking Spots

While Gerding Edlen’s plans for an Oakland tower to rise up to 250-feet in height at 1700 Webster Street, with 206 condos over four floors of parking and 6,000 square feet of ground floor retail space as rendered above, have been approved, the developer is now seeking permission to... Read More »

Let There Be Housing, Parking Be Damned

Let There Be Housing, Parking Be Damned

Speaking of redeveloping a (one-time) church, a public hearing to review the plans for converting the Spanish Colonial Oakland church and school at 1638 47th Avenue into 60 apartments will be held by the City’s Planning Commission next week. As proposed by Riaz Inc. and designed by Artthaus, the... Read More »

Revised Plans for Embattled Lombard Street Site

Revised Plans for Embattled Lombard Street Site

The formal application for a four-story building with 53 condos over a ground-floor retail space and garage for 53 cars to rise across the former Blockbuster parcel at 2444 Lombard Street in the Marina, which is currently occupied by Wolf & Lion, has been submitted to the City and is... Read More »

Illicit Parking Pad Project: Phase Two

Illicit Parking Pad Project: Phase Two

Having been informed that securing approvals and a valid permit to legally add an off-street parking pad to his home could be challenging and time consuming, a Sunnyside homeowner engaged a landscaper to simply start digging, permits, plans and the City be damned (as we first reported last week).... Read More »