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Downsized Development Slated for Approval

Downsized Development Slated for Approval

Approved for a 10-story building with 32 condos over a ground floor commercial space and a 26-car garage to rise up 115 feet in height on the Polk Gulch site back in 2014, the 1433 Bush Street project was redesigned and re-approved to include 47 condos over two commercial... Read More »

A Record Setting $1.9 Million Sale in Bayview

A Record Setting $1.9 Million Sale in Bayview

Built in 2015, with 11-foot ceilings and city views, the contemporary 2,392-square-foot home at 1411 Hudson Avenue hit the market this past April listed for $1.995 million or roughly $834 per square foot. And the sale of 1411 Hudson has just closed escrow with a $1.9 million contract price... Read More »

12 Percent Price Cut for Designer Noe Valley Pad

12 Percent Price Cut for Designer Noe Valley Pad

Priced at $6.8 million or roughly $1,420 per finished square foot at the beginning of the year, the list price for the designer five-bedroom home at 4352 26th Street has just been reduced by 11.8 percent ($805,000) to $5.995 million and closer to $1,250 per foot. A sale at... Read More »

Castle for Silicon Valley Nobility on the Market for $9 Million

Castle for Silicon Valley Nobility on the Market for $9 Million

Described as a home “worthy of Silicon Valley nobility,” with the “ability to transport your guests to a world of medieval romance infused with modern luxury,” the “castle” which sits on a 3.3-acre parcel at 21449 Toll Gate Road in Saratoga has hit the market with an $8.988 million... Read More »

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 »