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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 »

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 »