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Former Sausage Factory Project Closer to Reality

Former Sausage Factory Project Closer to Reality

Speaking of former sausage factories, plans to raze the shuttered Schwarz/Home/Engelhart sausage outlet at 1726-1730 Mission Street and develop a modern six-story building upon the Mission District site have qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approval. With a refined design by Natoma Architects, the proposed development now includes... Read More »

Historic Market Street Bar Redevelopment Granted Key Exemption

Historic Market Street Bar Redevelopment Granted Key Exemption

The plans to level the historic Lucky 13 bar and construct a five-story condo building upon its 2140 Market Street parcel have just been granted an exemption from having to complete an extensive environmental review. As such, if the proposed development either avoids or survives a potential Discretionary Review... Read More »

Plans to Raise the Roof(s) on Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans to Raise the Roof(s) on Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans to level the Oakland Mitsubishi automobile dealership at 2500 Webster Street, adjacent to Mua at 2442 Webster, are in the works. And while the Auto Row site is principally zoned for building up to 45 feet in height, Signature Development Group is planning to seek Conditional Use Authorization... Read More »

Iconic Flintstone House in Contract, Will It Survive or Get Crushed?

Iconic Flintstone House in Contract, Will It Survive or Get Crushed?

Having hit the market listed for $4.2 million back in 2015, “priced for somebody who really wanted the quirky 2,730-square-foot home rather than a developer or individual looking for a nearly 2-acre lot upon which to build a much larger Hillsborough house,” the asking price for the iconic ‘Flintstone... Read More »

Uptown Oakland Tower Qualified for Quick Review

Uptown Oakland Tower Qualified for Quick Review

The parade of proposed Oakland towers continues with the plans for a 24-story tower to rise on the Uptown parking lot parcel at 2305 Webster Street. As designed by Studio KDA for Segula Investments, the 24-story tower would rise to a height of 240 feet and yield 130 residential... Read More »

The First Candlestick Blocks Slated to Rise

The First Candlestick Blocks Slated to Rise

Having revealed the design for Candlestick Point, Block 9a, which is intended to set the “sense of place” for the neighborhood, we now turn our attention to the timing and plans for blocks 6a and 8a, both of which will front the future Wedge Plaza and transit hub and... Read More »

Plans for Building up on West MacArthur Boulevard

Plans for Building up on West MacArthur Boulevard

Purchased for $550,000 in 2014, plans to level the former gas station turned car wash at 411 West MacArthur Boulevard, across the street from Mosswood Park and a park-block away from Kaiser’s new Oakland Medical Center at 3600 Broadway, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story building designed... Read More »

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 units of senior housing to rise along 105th Avenue and International Boulevard, near Durant Manor in deep East Oakland, have been drawn for the Riverside Charitable Corporation. The proposed development would rise up to six stories in height across the 3.9-acre site which is generally bounded... Read More »

The First Glen Park Home to Break the $5 Million Mark

The First Glen Park Home to Break the $5 Million Mark

Having just closed escrow for $5.4 million, the newly built home at 80 Laidley Street is now the most expensive home sale on record in Glen Park, easily surpassing the $4.31 million sale of 147 Laidley last year. The record-setting price was aided in part by the sheer size... Read More »

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

Another Oakland Development Is Redesigned

As we first reported last week, the Strada Investment Group is seeking permission to increase the density of the approved development to rise at 1100 Clay Street, between 11th and 12th Streets in Oakland’s City Center, from 262 apartments as approved to 288 as envisioned. And once again, the... Read More »