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Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

Proposed Uptown Oakland Hotel and Apartments Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 159-unit hotel, 72 apartments and 16,000 square feet of ground floor retail space to rise up to six stories in height at 2401 Broadway, stretching from 24th to 25th Street along the former Auto Row in Uptown Oakland, will be presented to the city’s... Read More »

Designer $2.1 Million Barn Back on the Market, Listed for $140K Less

Designer $2.1 Million Barn Back on the Market, Listed for $140K Less

The former Eureka Valley barn behind the streetside home at 229 Douglass Street was converted into a designer single-family home by Group 41 five years ago. And the Douglass Barn (a.k.a. 229A Douglass Street) sold for $2.135 million, or roughly $1,205 per square foot, in June of 2015. And... Read More »

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

With the asking price for its sister project at 430 Eddy Street having just been reduced 27 percent, the Tenderloin parcel at 519 Ellis Street, which was recently entitled for an eight-story building as well, with 21 condos averaging around 600 square feet apiece and two retail spaces, is... Read More »

Et Tu Little Buildings?  Boutique SoMa Unit Drops to Sub-2015 Pricing

Et Tu Little Buildings? Boutique SoMa Unit Drops to Sub-2015 Pricing

The top floor “penthouse” unit atop the three-unit development at 56 Ringold Street was purchased for $975,000, or roughly $1,300 per square foot, back in March of 2015, having been listed for $895,000 and touting an “excellent SoMa location in close proximity to uber techie Mid-Market, and across street... Read More »

Key Approvals for Long-Vacant Lombard Site Secured, but No Permit

Key Approvals for Long-Vacant Lombard Site Secured, but No Permit

The plans for a contemporary four-story building to rise on the former Marina Chevron site, which was leveled over a decade ago, have been approved. The major appeal periods have passed. And the notice of a key in-fill-based exemption to allow the development to move forward without having to... Read More »

Height of Old Oakland Development and Evolution Challenged

Height of Old Oakland Development and Evolution Challenged

In the works since 2015 and approved for development late last year, the plans for an eight-story building with 25 residential units and a 23-car garage to rise upon the former Holy Ground Fellowship building turned taggers paradise at 605 9th Street in Old Oakland, adjacent to the Oakland... Read More »

Clearance Sale for the Restoration Hardware Residence

Clearance Sale for the Restoration Hardware Residence

Reduced by two million in April, the asking price for the “Eight Palms” wine country estate at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena has just been reduced another $800k (9.4 percent) to $7.7 million. Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013,... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »

Market Street Development Back in Play

Market Street Development Back in Play

While approved for development at the end of 2015, the paperwork to secure the demolition and building permits for an 8-story Hub District building to rise upon the two-story FastFrame building site on the northwest corner of Market and Gough wasn’t filed until the second quarter of last year.... Read More »

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

Alternatives for Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Outlined

The environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed development of over 100 affordable apartments at the corner of Turk and Larkin is being prepared. And as we first reported last year, the proposed incorporation of a portion of the existing L-shaped building on the site, which was constructed in... Read More »