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Planning for the Population Doubling and Public Realm of Dogpatch

Planning for the Population Doubling and Public Realm of Dogpatch

With around 3,000 units of housing expected to be built in Dogpatch over the next decade, not including another 2,700 units which could eventually rise on the Potrero Power Plant site, the population of the neighborhood is expected to soon double, if not triple. And with that in mind,... Read More »

More Height, Less Parking, New Design for Approved Oakland Tower

More Height, Less Parking, New Design for Approved Oakland Tower

Plans for a 33-story building with 345 apartments to rise up to 330 feet in height at 1900 Broadway, adjacent to the historic Tapscott Building in Uptown Oakland, which is to be remodeled and incorporated into the project, were approved back in 2015. An increase to allow for 36... Read More »

Sleek Russian Hill Remodel Nearly Fetches Its 2015 Price

Sleek Russian Hill Remodel Nearly Fetches Its 2015 Price

Remodeled with a decidedly minimalist/modern aesthetic, and to leverage its panoramic Bay View, the two-bedroom Russian Hill unit #201 at 1070 Green Street hit the market listed for $2.9 million ($1,795 per square foot) in October of 2015, the price at which the sale of the 1,616 square foot... Read More »

Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality Sans X Space

Central SoMa Development Closer to Reality Sans X Space

Having qualified for a streamlined environmental review, plans to raze the former Pacific Bicycles building at 345 4th Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week. And having avoided being classified as an industrial building, as it was originally built back in 1925 and which could... Read More »

Plans for Infilling within the Alamo Square Landmark District

Plans for Infilling within the Alamo Square Landmark District

Speaking of plans for building new accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in San Francisco, the development of which has greatly lagged expectations, plans to remove ten (10) of the eleven (11) garage doors and parking spots at the base of the twelve (12) unit building at 1100 Fulton Street, across... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut for the 2018 Showcase Home

Million Dollar Price Cut for the 2018 Showcase Home

As we first noted last month, while it’s certainly not unusual for Decorator Showcase homes to hit the market shortly after their ticketed showcasing has ended, they typically don’t hit the market a few days into their month-long run. But having hit the market with an $8.995 million price... Read More »

Russian Hill Two-Bedroom Quietly Fetches $11 Million Price

Russian Hill Two-Bedroom Quietly Fetches $11 Million Price

Purchased as a three-bedroom for $4.98 million in 2012, the full-floor cooperative unit #3 at 945 Green Street, high atop Russian Hill, was rebuilt as a two-bedroom, returned to the market listed for $9.95 million in 2015 (“showcasing complementary elements of gracious scale & simplicity”), and sold for $9.4... Read More »

Proposed Club Zone Infill Condos Closer to Reality

Proposed Club Zone Infill Condos Closer to Reality

As newly rendered below, plans to raze the two-story warehouse building and adjacent parking lot at 33 Norfolk Street and build a five-story residential building upon the Western SoMa site, plans which have been in the works since 2014, are closer to reality. As designed by Levy Design Partners,... Read More »

Impact Report for 250-Foot-Tall Ballet School Tower Released

Impact Report for 250-Foot-Tall Ballet School Tower Released

As we first reported earlier this year and has been newly rendered below: The plans for a 27-story tower to rise up to 250 feet in height at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street are being refined and the environmental impact report (EIR) for... Read More »

The Master Plan for Two New Kaiser Center Towers to Rise

The Master Plan for Two New Kaiser Center Towers to Rise

Plans to demolish the mall portion of the Kaiser Center complex at 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland and build two skinny office towers rising up to 574 feet in height on the site, with a combined total of 1.5 million square feet of new office space, were approved back... Read More »