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Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 159-unit hotel, 72 apartments and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail space to rise up to six stories in height at 2401 Broadway, stretching from 24th to 25th Street along the former Auto Row in Uptown Oakland, will be presented to the city’s... Read More »

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

The Economics Dooming the Opera Plaza Cinemas and Its Ilk

As we first reported last week, plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinema are in the works. And as proposed, the 6,381-square-foot space will be converted into “Retail Sales and Service” use. While a specific tenant has yet to be identified, as a plugged-in reader correctly surmised, a “Health... Read More »

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

SoMa Rising: Plans to Add 22 Apartments Right Here Progress

As we first reported last year: A developer recently met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss the potential for an eight-story building with up to 22 condos to rise behind the existing façade of the vacant two-story City Paints building at 1088 Howard Street and to convert the... Read More »

Key Approvals for Long-Vacant Lombard Site Secured, but No Permit

Key Approvals for Long-Vacant Lombard Site Secured, but No Permit

The plans for a contemporary four-story building to rise on the former Marina Chevron site, which was leveled over a decade ago, have been approved. The major appeal periods have passed. And the notice of a key in-fill-based exemption to allow the development to move forward without having to... Read More »

Later Lucy, North Face Planning New Concept Store

Later Lucy, North Face Planning New Concept Store

The Lucy brand is being “phased out” and the Cow Hollow store at 1974 Union Street is slated to close in January. But The North Face, which owns the Lucy brand, is planning to convert the Cow Hollow space into an all-new concept store which will focus on outdoor... Read More »

Height of Old Oakland Development and Evolution Challenged

Height of Old Oakland Development and Evolution Challenged

In the works since 2015 and approved for development late last year, the plans for an eight-story building with 25 residential units and a 23-car garage to rise upon the former Holy Ground Fellowship building turned taggers paradise at 605 9th Street in Old Oakland, adjacent to the Oakland... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »

Plans to Shutter the Opera Plaza Cinemas

Plans to Shutter the Opera Plaza Cinemas

Plans to shutter the Opera Plaza Cinemas at 601 Van Ness Avenue, which has been operated by Landmark Theaters since 1991 and is known for screening independent, foreign and avant-garde flicks, have been drawn. And if approved, the four screen theater is likely to be converted into another 6,300... Read More »

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

The environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed development of over 100 affordable apartments at the corner of Turk and Larkin is being prepared. And as we first reported last year, the proposed incorporation of a portion of the existing L-shaped building on the site, which was constructed in... Read More »

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Having been completely redesigned “to break down the bulk” of the proposed development and be “more consistent with the rectilinear forms” of the existing high-rise buildings in the area, SCB has further refined the designs for either a 21 or 34-story tower to rise upon the 2 Kaiser Plaza... Read More »