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San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

Having hit a downwardly revised record of 555,000 in September, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job slipped by 1,800 in October to 553,200. But with the labor force having dropped by 3,300 to 568,500, the unemployment rate actually dropped to 2.7... Read More »

Major NoPa Development Redesigned, Plans Formalized

Major NoPa Development Redesigned, Plans Formalized

Plans to demolish the Divisadero Touchless Carwash and Roy’s Shell station on the northeast corner of Divisadero and Oak and construct a six-story development with 177 apartments over 8,000 square feet of retail space and a stacked garage for 75 cars have been redesigned by WDG Architecture (versus SCB)... Read More »

Contentious Development on the Market Touting Opposed Luxury

Contentious Development on the Market Touting Opposed Luxury

While opposed by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), which raised concerns that the “luxurious project comprised of large, high-end units would be occupied by wealthy residents that will negatively impact the character of this working-class neighborhood and directly and indirectly contribute to displacement impacts that threaten the community’s... Read More »

Impact of Another Mega-Development about to Be Assessed

Impact of Another Mega-Development about to Be Assessed

With the adjacent Pier 70 project having been approved, the preparation of the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the even larger Potrero Power Plant site project, the preliminary plans for which we first revealed a couple months ago, is about to get underway. As envisioned by the development... Read More »

Big Development Prevails but Battle Isn’t Over

Big Development Prevails but Battle Isn’t Over

Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last year, the 395-unit development designed to rise up to six stories in height at 16th and Mississippi, and up to four stories along 17th Street, in Lower Potrero Hill, with a total of 25,000 square feet of retail space and parking for... Read More »

Giants’ Development Pushed Back, Anchor Dropped from Plans

Giants’ Development Pushed Back, Anchor Dropped from Plans

The San Francisco Giants have pushed back the anticipated ground breaking for the first phase of their proposed Mission Rock Development to rise on AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A to “as early as 2019” or “as late as 2027.” And the Giants’ proposed redevelopment of Pier 48, upon which... Read More »

Massive Pier 70 Project Approved

Massive Pier 70 Project Approved

The final approvals for the redevelopment of San Francisco’s 28-acre Pier 70 site, the height limits for which were increased by voters back in 2014, were secured by the development team this afternoon. Depending upon whether Forest City maximizes the Central Waterfront site for residential or commercial use, the... Read More »

Index for Bay Area House Values Slips

Index for Bay Area House Values Slips

Having gained up 0.6 percent in July, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – slipped 0.1 percent in August while the index for Bay Area condos gained 0.9 percent. At... Read More »

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 »

Record Employment in San Francisco and around the Bay

Record Employment in San Francisco and around the Bay

The number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job jumped by 6,700 in September to a record 555,200, pushing the unemployment rate back down to 2.9 percent. As such, there are now 89,700 more people living in San Francisco with paychecks than there were... Read More »