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Plans for Another Sizeable Union Square Hotel and Less Parking

Plans for Another Sizeable Union Square Hotel and Less Parking

Purchased for $12.5 million in 2012, plans to level the four-story garage and Blazing Saddles shop at 433 Mason Street, adjacent to the Donatello Hotel, have been drawn. And as proposed, a new 211-room hotel will rise up to 13 stories on the site, which is across the street... Read More »

Details for Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Revealed

Details for Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Revealed

As proposed and roughly rendered below, an 18-story Marriott hotel, with 276 rooms over 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail space and a parking garage for 95 cars, will rise up to 187-feet in height at 1431 Jefferson Street, stretching from 14th to 15th Streets, in downtown Oakland.... Read More »

Plans to Convert Storied North Beach Restaurant into Apartments

Plans to Convert Storied North Beach Restaurant into Apartments

Having transitioned from the King of Thai Noodle House to Tamarind Hall last year, plans to convert the second and third floors of the North Beach restaurant at 1268 Grant Avenue into four apartments with a garden roof deck are in the works. But in order to proceed, a... Read More »

Polk Gulch Parcel Zoned for 130-Foot-Tall Building in Play

Polk Gulch Parcel Zoned for 130-Foot-Tall Building in Play

The two-story building at 925 O’Farrell Street most recently occupied by Thai Stick Shabu Shabu, which is mid-move to Fillmore Street, is now being shopped for $3.6 million. And while the lease for the existing building (which has been found to have no historical significance) currently extends through mid-2019... Read More »

Cab Company Seeking Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

Cab Company Seeking Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

In a sign of the times with a side of irony, the Luxor Cab Company, which has operated in San Francisco since 1928, has applied for Legacy Business status and a grant from the city. From the Planning Department’s summary of the business and application (which it’s recommending be... Read More »

Spillover Demand from SF Slows but East Bay Office Rents Tick Up

Spillover Demand from SF Slows but East Bay Office Rents Tick Up

Asking rents in Oakland’s Central Business District ticked up 1.2 percent in the third quarter and are now running 20 percent higher on a year-over-year basis while the asking rent for office space across the greater East Bay market gained 3.7 percent and is 8.6 percent higher versus the... Read More »

Office Rents in San Francisco Slip for the First Time since 2010

Office Rents in San Francisco Slip for the First Time since 2010

As we first reported at the beginning of the year, demand for office space in San Francisco was dropping. A few months later, we noted that the office vacancy rate was on the rise. And last quarter, the vacancy rate ticked up to 7.7 percent, the highest vacancy rate... Read More »

Parking for More Desks and Fewer Cars in Downtown Oakland

Parking for More Desks and Fewer Cars in Downtown Oakland

Heads-up if you happen to rely on the Douglas parking garage at 420 13th Street in Downtown Oakland. For as proposed, the nine-story structure, which was constructed in 1959, will be converted into an office building with an all-new façade. San Francisco-based TMG Partners is leading the charge. Read More »

Looking for a One-Bedroom in SoMa with Parking for 116 Cars?

Looking for a One-Bedroom in SoMa with Parking for 116 Cars?

Car nuts take note, the 953-square-foot one-bedroom #303 at The Palms (555 4th Street) is on market, bundled together with 116 of the parking spaces in the building’s 300-car garage. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1. if you don’t happen to need all 116 spaces, they... Read More »

Landmark Union Square Retailer’s Days Are Numbered

Landmark Union Square Retailer’s Days Are Numbered

Britex Fabrics has occupied the four-story building at 146 Geary Street since 1952. But late last year, the Union Square property was sold to Acadia Realty Trust and City Center Realty Partners for $38 million. And yesterday, an application to convert the second, third and fourth floors of the... Read More »