The Future Look and Feel of Sixth Street

The Future Look and Feel of Sixth Street

In addition to the plans for an eight-story building to rise on the southeast corner of (999) Folsom and Sixth, there are three other developments in the works for the east side of Sixth Street, between Folsom and Harrison: 345 6th Street, 363 6th Street and 377 6th Street... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Drops to near Record Lows, But…

Bay Area Unemployment Drops to near Record Lows, But…

Following the weakest first quarter for employment growth since 2009, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job slipped by 700 to 543,900 in April. But with the labor force having dropped by 2,600 as well, the unemployment rate in the city has dropped to a... Read More »

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 units of senior housing to rise along 105th Avenue and International Boulevard, near Durant Manor in deep East Oakland, have been drawn for the Riverside Charitable Corporation. The proposed development would rise up to six stories in height across the 3.9-acre site which is generally bounded... Read More »

In the Black or Red at Blu?

In the Black or Red at Blu?

Purchased as new for $763,500 or roughly $621 per square foot in August 2009, the two-bedroom unit #7D at 631 Folsom Street (a.k.a. BLU) hit the market in September 2015 and resold for $1,458,000 ($1,185 per square foot) that October, representing total appreciation of 91 percent, or 11 percent... Read More »

The First Glen Park Home to Break the $5 Million Mark

The First Glen Park Home to Break the $5 Million Mark

Having just closed escrow for $5.4 million, the newly built home at 80 Laidley Street is now the most expensive home sale on record in Glen Park, easily surpassing the $4.31 million sale of 147 Laidley last year. The record-setting price was aided in part by the sheer size... Read More »

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

As we first reported last week, the Strada Investment Group is seeking permission to increase the density of the approved development to rise at 1100 Clay Street, between 11th and 12th Streets in Oakland’s City Center, from 262 apartments as approved to 288 as envisioned. And once again, the... Read More »

Major Market Street Development Underway

Major Market Street Development Underway

Demolition of the former Flax at 1699 Market Street is underway. The building permits for a 9-story, 160-unit building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Market Street Hub site, with 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronting Market and an 86-car garage to... Read More »

Plans for a Tower to Rise over This Historic Building

Plans for a Tower to Rise over This Historic Building

Ellis Partners is abandoning the previously approved plans for a 20-story tower to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. And instead, they’re proposing to develop an 18-story building, the top eight floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building on the site. As designed... Read More »

A Clinical Addition, Micro Units and Potential Setback on Polk

A Clinical Addition, Micro Units and Potential Setback on Polk

North East Medical Services (NEMS), a non-profit community health center, is planning to build a new medical clinic at 650 Polk Street by adding four new stories atop the existing garage currently occupied by Audiologix and adjacent to Brenda’s French Soul Food. The proposed project would rise to a... Read More »

From Modern to Contemporary in Western SoMa

From Modern to Contemporary in Western SoMa

As originally envisioned, a modern five-story building designed by RG-Architecture was to rise up to 55 feet in height upon the 349 8th Street site, between Folsom and Heron in Western SoMa. And while the revised designs for the proposed development still include 38 condos over a ground floor... Read More »