Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower and Terrace in the Sky

Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower and Terrace in the Sky

In addition to plans for infilling Jack London Square, the CIM Group is pushing forward with two options for a new Uptown Oakland tower to rise on the current parking lot site at 325 22nd Street.  And based on current building heights, one of the options could yield the tallest... Read More »

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The grand plan for redeveloping Oakland’s Jack London Square was approved back in 2004 and the first phase of development was completed in 2008. And while the second phase of the project had called for office buildings to rise on the current parking lot parcels at Broadway and Embarcadero... Read More »

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street parcel and plans are now on the... Read More »

Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Start 2017 at a 10-Year High

Having hit a ten-year high in 2016, the pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. ticked up 3.3 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million sales, which is 3.8 percent above the pace at the same time last year and the second strongest pace... Read More »

Benchmarking San Francisco versus Sixteen Peer Cities

Benchmarking San Francisco versus Sixteen Peer Cities

The City of San Francisco has just completed benchmarking itself versus sixteen (16) peer cities in the areas of demographics, livability, public safety, transportation and finance. The peer cities against which San Francisco was compared: Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL Denver, CO Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA... Read More »

New Condo Sales Drop to a Multi-Year Low in San Francisco

New Condo Sales Drop to a Multi-Year Low in San Francisco

At a time of the year when sales typically start ticking up, fewer than twenty contracts for new condominiums in San Francisco were signed last month, which is 67 percent fewer than the month before, 42 percent lower versus the same time last year, and the fewest in any... Read More »

Inventory of Homes for Sale in S.F. Ticks Up Post Presidents Day

Inventory of Homes for Sale in S.F. Ticks Up Post Presidents Day

While slowed by the holiday weekend, the number of single-family homes and condos currently listed for sale in San Francisco ticked up to 510 over the past two weeks, which is 24 percent higher versus the same time last year and the highest post Presidents Day total since 2012... Read More »

Bigger Plans to Transform This Tenderloin Block and Local Icon

Bigger Plans to Transform This Tenderloin Block and Local Icon

The Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist has been working on plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which their 27,000-square-foot church sits, as we first reported back in 2013. As originally envisioned, the existing church and boarded-up storefronts at 450-474 O’Farrell Street were to be completely razed and a... Read More »

Economic Development Agency Opposes More Height on Mission

Economic Development Agency Opposes More Height on Mission

In the works since 2013, the plans for a modern seven-story building to rise on the southwest corner of Mission and 15th Streets, replacing the two-story Performance Auto shop which currently occupies the 1900 Mission Street site, were substantially revised following a series of meetings with the Mission Economic... Read More »

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

Streamlined Review for Renzo Piano Tower Approved

As the proposed 36-story Renzo Piano tower to rise at 555 Howard Street is being designed to meet LEED Platinum standards, its processing has been fast-tracked by Planning as a “green” development. And as the 555 Howard Street site sits within the boundaries of San Francisco’s Transit Center District Plan,... Read More »