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Approved Berkeley Project in Play

Approved Berkeley Project in Play

As we first reported last year: Plans to level the former Northwest Berkeley service station turned abandoned tax office at 1740 San Pablo Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a five-story building with 48 apartments over 4 street level live/work units and a stacked garage for 53... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building up in Hayes Valley

Bonus Plans for Building up in Hayes Valley

Plans for a nearly 200-unit building to rise up to 130 feet in height on the Hayes Valley site known as 600 McAllister Street, which consists of two adjacent parking lot parcels on the northwest corner of McAllister and Franklin, including the former Central Freeway Parcel D, have been... Read More »

Redesigned Bayview Development Closer to Reality

Redesigned Bayview Development Closer to Reality

In the works since 2014, the proposed Flatiron-style development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the triangular Bayview parcel known as 4101 Third Street, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, has been redesigned by Schaub Ly Architects for the project team. A previously proposed sixth story has... Read More »

Church Opposes Infill Housing, Cites Competition for Parking

Church Opposes Infill Housing, Cites Competition for Parking

As we first reported back in June, plans to remove ten of the eleven garage doors and parking spots at the base of the existing twelve-unit building at 1100 Fulton Street, across from Alamo Square at the intersection of Pierce, are in the works. And as proposed, the ten... Read More »

Limited Plans for Building Up San Bruno Avenue

Limited Plans for Building Up San Bruno Avenue

Plans for a four building development to rise along San Bruno Avenue, between Mansell and Ward on the northern border of Visitacion Valley, have been drawn. But a historic storybook façade (which would be preserved but relocated a little south), billboard (for which there’s a sight-line easement to the... Read More »

Sidelined Excelsior District Development Closer to Reality

Sidelined Excelsior District Development Closer to Reality

Sidelined by the economy in 2006, not to mention ongoing concerns about the density of the proposed redevelopment and its impact on the neighborhood, the formal application to level the former Excelsior District Woolworth’s turned Dollar Store at 4550 Mission Street and construct a five-story building upon the site... Read More »

Draft Plans for a Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar on Lombard

Draft Plans for a Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar on Lombard

Plans to raze the former KFC/Taco Bell turned Poke Time building on the southwest corner of Lombard and Fillmore, which was deemed “a fixture within the Marina District neighborhood” when it was rebuilt back in 2005, have been in the works since 2015. And as formally proposed, a four-story... Read More »

Third Street Project Redesigned, Permitted and on the Market

Third Street Project Redesigned, Permitted and on the Market

As originally envisioned and proposed, the vacant “3rd Street Village” building at 4712-4729 3rd Street, in the heart of Bayview, was to be razed in order for a three-story residential care facility with 24 rooms for the elderly to rise on the site. Instead, permits for a four-story development,... Read More »

Plans to Raze The Phoenix for SRO Units to Rise

Plans to Raze The Phoenix for SRO Units to Rise

Plans to level the Phoenix Irish Bar & Gathering House at 811 Valencia Street are in the works. And as currently envisioned, a six-story building would rise up to 55 feet in height upon on the Mission District site, with 20 single-room occupancy (SRO) units over a little ground... Read More »

Big Oakland Project Slated for Approval, Mass Opposed by Alliance

Big Oakland Project Slated for Approval, Mass Opposed by Alliance

From the Oakland Heritage Alliance, which echo the thoughts of the Oakland Landmark Preservation Advisory Board, with respect to the block-sized “Eastline” development that’s proposed to rise across the entire 3-acre Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets: Overall, Oakland Heritage Alliance would like to... Read More »