Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Speaking of new hotels, plans for a 220-room hotel to rise on the vacant Caltrans lot to the south of the Emeryville Target have been drafted and will be reviewed by Oakland’s Design Review Committee tomorrow evening, January 25. The proposed “Mandela Hotel” would rise up to six stories... Read More »

Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Hit a 10-Year High in 2016

Existing-home sales in the U.S. hit a ten year high in 2016, ending the year with 5.45 million sales versus 5.25 million sales in 2015 and 6.48 million sales in 2006. At the same time, the seasonally adjusted pace of sales dropped 2.8 percent from November to December, which... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for a New Cow Hollow Hotel

Refined Designs and Timing for a New Cow Hollow Hotel

Plans to level the 40-room Pacific Heights Inn at 1555 Union Street have been in the works for a couple of years. And as proposed, a 100-room hotel designed by Stanton Architecture will rise up to 40 feet in height across the existing motel’s site on the eastern edge... Read More »

Affordable Housing on Alemany as Proposed

Affordable Housing on Alemany as Proposed

Plans to raze the rustic Main Street Theater and develop 103 apartments on the building’s Excelsior District site are moving forward, with the project team having applied for priority processing. As we first reported last year, the proposed development would rise up to 40 feet in height across the... Read More »

Valencia-Nation of Mission Street Challenged

Valencia-Nation of Mission Street Challenged

With plans to limit the number of new Mission District restaurant spaces in the works, plans to convert the former Sapphire Photo shop at 2761 Mission Street into a 20-seat ‘Tea Art’ café are being challenged. From the requested Discretionary Review (DR) of the conversion: The “Valencia-nation” of Mission... Read More »

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Planning Slated to Override Impact Report, Approve Development

Having been deemed a historical resource and contributor to San Francisco’s historic Market Street Theatre and Loft District, a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required for the proposed demolition of the Golden Gate Building at 1028 Market Street, a demolition intended to clear the way for a proposed... Read More »

Sinking Tower Lawsuits Could Take Nearly a Decade to Resolve

Sinking Tower Lawsuits Could Take Nearly a Decade to Resolve

With the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) having already been named as a defendant in three lawsuits related to the sinking of Millennium Tower, the TJPA has engaged Jones Day to provide litigation support. The TJPA’s engagement with Jones Day is for an initial five-year term with an option... Read More »

Employment Drops in San Francisco and the East Bay

Employment Drops in San Francisco and the East Bay

While employment typically ticks up at the end of the year with seasonal hiring, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job dropped by 3,300 in December to 543,300, the first December dip since 2009. That being said, there are still 77,800 more people living in... Read More »

Designs for a 6,800-Square-Foot Duplex Right Here

Designs for a 6,800-Square-Foot Duplex Right Here

Built in 1915, the 1,400-square-foot structure at 1016 De Haro Street was originally a neighborhood grocery store. The building was converted into a two-bedroom Potrero Hill home in the 1940s. And what was likely the store’s stable was turned into a 263-square-foot bathhouse behind. Purchased for $1.17 million in... Read More »

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

The Oakland Raiders have submitted their formal application to move the franchise to Las Vegas, filing the paperwork a month before it was due. The league’s 32 owners are expected to vote on the proposed move in March, with a supermajority of 24 needed to approve the team’s relocation.... Read More »