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West SoMa Building on the Market, Touting Hope for a High-Rise

West SoMa Building on the Market, Touting Hope for a High-Rise

Built in 1942, the former Leemah Electronics building at 1301 Folsom Street, on the southeast corner of Ninth, traded hands for $8.5 million in early 2014. And earlier this year, plans to completely renovate and convert the 36,000-square-foot structure into a LEED Platinum, Net-Zero Energy office building, at an... Read More »

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

While the owners of the two-story building at 645 Valencia Street have abandoned their original plans to raze the corner building which is currently leased to the Elbo Room, new plans to add three stories atop the existing structure and convert the top four floors into seven units of... Read More »

Controversial West Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

Controversial West Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

If approved and permitted by the City of Berkeley, the entire Fourth Street block bounded by Fourth Street, Heart Avenue, the Union Pacific Railroad corridor, and University Avenue will be leveled and a 2.2 acre development will rise up to five stories and 71-feet in height across the 1900... Read More »

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Having secured the West Oakland site for a new full-service food market and social hall back in March, People’s Community Market has now filed their formal application to raze the existing 5,300 square foot building at 3103 Myrtle Street and construct a new 14,174-square-foot grocery fronting San Pablo Avenue,... Read More »

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

Five More Transbay Transit Center Lawsuits in the Works

While the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), which is in charge of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, has already been named as a defendant in two lawsuits related to the sinking of the adjacent Millennium Tower, lawsuits which could further delay the delivery of train service to the... Read More »

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

As proposed, the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets will be razed and a 1.35-million square foot development will rise across the 3-acre site which includes the former Giant Burgers parcel at the corner of Telegraph and 22nd, the adjacent Telegraph Plaza Parking... Read More »

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

With the ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Oceanwide Center development in Downtown San Francisco slated for December 8, the two new towers to rise up to 910 feet in height at First and Mission Streets should be ready for occupancy in 2021. Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration... Read More »

Approved Oakland Tower Waylaid by Lack of Demand

Approved Oakland Tower Waylaid by Lack of Demand

The plans for a 20-story office building to rise over the 12th Street/City Center Bart Station at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, a development which includes the renovation and incorporation of the historic Key System Building next door, were approved back in 2008 but the project has yet to... Read More »

Doc’s Clock Move, including Signage, Slated for Approval

Doc’s Clock Move, including Signage, Slated for Approval

The hearing which could allow the 55-year-old Doc’s Clock to move down the street to the vacant coffee shop space at 2417 Mission Street has been scheduled for December 1. And to answer the burning question which we couldn’t when we first reported the move a few months ago,... Read More »

The Plans for 420 (13th Street) in Oakland

The Plans for 420 (13th Street) in Oakland

Built in 1959 to provide parking for tenants of the First Western Building at 1330 Broadway, plans to convert the nine-story garage at 420 13th Street into a Downtown Oakland office building are in the works, as we first reported last month. As proposed, the existing building’s scored façade... Read More »