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Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped. Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for... Read More »

Plans to Double the Density of Development on Folsom

Plans to Double the Density of Development on Folsom

With the plans for a modern eight-story building to rise on the adjacent 980 Folsom Street parcel having been approved earlier this month, we now have the preliminary plans for an extra dense eight-story building to rise on the 984 Folsom Street site to share. While the front half... Read More »

Big and Even Bigger Plans for 4.5-Star Mission District Site

Big and Even Bigger Plans for 4.5-Star Mission District Site

Plans to level the 4.5-star San Francisco Auto Works shop at 1021 Valencia Street are in the works. And as envisioned, up to 24 residential units over a ground floor restaurant or retail space and a basement garage for ten (10) cars could rise up to 65 feet in... Read More »

Plans to Move Historic Victorian and Convert Mortuary Proceed

Plans to Move Historic Victorian and Convert Mortuary Proceed

The formal application to add a fourth story and rear addition to the Bryant Mortuary at 635 Fulton Street and convert the historic Hayes Valley structure into a residential building has officially been submitted to Planning. And as we first reported earlier this year when the plans were first... Read More »

Bonus Height Building Slated for Approval in Berkeley

Bonus Height Building Slated for Approval in Berkeley

As proposed and slated for approval from Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday, October 26, the two single-story buildings on a single parcel at 1717 University Avenue will be razed in order to make way for a modern five-story building to rise. As designed by Assembly Design Studio, the... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back

As we wrote when the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Build Inc’s massive India Basin project, a proposed development which could yield over 1,200 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces and 275,000 square feet of commercial space (or half as many units of housing and a million square feet... Read More »

Bigger Plans for Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Site

Bigger Plans for Low-Slung Berkeley Shopping Center Site

Originally pitched as a potential five-story project, as we first reported at the time, Landmark Properties is pushing forward with plans for an eight-story building to rise up to 86 feet in height upon on the site of the 30,000-square-foot Bancroft Center retail complex at 2580 Bancroft Way, across... Read More »

Accusations of Fraud and New Mansion Fight

Accusations of Fraud and New Mansion Fight

Having hit the market listed as an “impeccable & elegant home” with “partial views and surrounding gardens” for $11.5 million in April of 2015, the remodeled 6,100-square-foot home at 2939 Vallejo Street, which is the four-story Pacific Heights home to the right of the outlined parcel above, sold for... Read More »

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel (and More)

Plans for Another Big Mid-Market Hotel (and More)

Speaking of proposed Mid-Market hotels, plans for a 12-story building to rise upon the long-vacant lot at 1125 Market Street (upon which the former Bell/American/Embassy Theater once stood adjacent to the newly renovated Strand) have been newly drawn and submitted to Planning for approval. While MacFarlane Partners, which purchased... Read More »

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Clearing the Way for a 10-Story Hotel Right Here

Back in 1908, a rather fine seven-story loft building designed by MacDonald & Applegarth was built upon the 1055 Market Street parcel which stretches from Market to Stevenson Street. A six-alarm fire started by an arsonist destroyed the Forrest Building in 1979. And in 1981, a not so fine... Read More »