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Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

First Peek inside This Designer Pad That’s Coming Soon

First Peek inside This Designer Pad That’s Coming Soon

Newly built on a Noe Valley parcel which was purchased for $900,000 back in 2011, at which point a 1900s-era fixer without a garage occupied the site, the designer five-bedroom home at 4352 26th Street is slated to hit the market early next year with an asking price that... Read More »

Shrunken Development Newly Rendered and Rationalized

Shrunken Development Newly Rendered and Rationalized

Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 27 stories in height at 325 Seventh Street, on an S-shaped site extending from the corner of 7th and Harrison to 6th Street on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were approved by the city five years ago. But... Read More »

Plans to Flood the Dilapidated Alexandria Theater

Plans to Flood the Dilapidated Alexandria Theater

With the redevelopment of the former parking lot parcel behind the dilapidated Alexandria Theater at 5400 Geary Boulevard underway, new plans to completely redevelop the actual theater have been drawn. And as newly proposed by TimeSpace Real Estate, the first floor of the theater will be turned into a... Read More »

Nouveau Silicon Valley Pad Fetches $11.2 Million

Nouveau Silicon Valley Pad Fetches $11.2 Million

Newly built on a Los Altos Hills parcel which was purchased for $2.6 million last year, the 7,800-square-foot home at 12179 Hilltop Drive hit the market in October listed for $11.9 million. And the sale of the nouveau Silicon Valley pad, which features “resort-like grounds” with “a fireplace, fire... Read More »

Plans to Raze a Few Restaurants and Clubs for Housing to Rise

Plans to Raze a Few Restaurants and Clubs for Housing to Rise

Plans to raze four buildings on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ, including the current homes of Deli Board, Fondue Cowboy and Alchemy/Catalyst at 1060 Folsom, have been granted priority processing and are working their way through Planning. And as proposed, a new six-story building designed by Goldman... Read More »

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

New Van Ness Corridor Project Proposed

Plans to completely level two of the three buildings on the Van Ness Corridor Parcel between Golden Gate Avenue and Redwood Alley, including the US Bank and H&R Block structures, have been drawn and submitted to the City for review. And as proposed, a 110-foot-tall building with 103 condos... Read More »

West SoMa Building on the Market, Touting Hope for a High-Rise

West SoMa Building on the Market, Touting Hope for a High-Rise

Built in 1942, the former Leemah Electronics building at 1301 Folsom Street, on the southeast corner of Ninth, traded hands for $8.5 million in early 2014. And earlier this year, plans to completely renovate and convert the 36,000-square-foot structure into a LEED Platinum, Net-Zero Energy office building, at an... Read More »

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

Elbo Room Redevelopment Granted Streamlined Review

While the owners of the two-story building at 645 Valencia Street have abandoned their original plans to raze the corner building which is currently leased to the Elbo Room, new plans to add three stories atop the existing structure and convert the top four floors into seven units of... Read More »

Controversial West Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

Controversial West Berkeley Development Closer to Reality

If approved and permitted by the City of Berkeley, the entire Fourth Street block bounded by Fourth Street, Heart Avenue, the Union Pacific Railroad corridor, and University Avenue will be leveled and a 2.2 acre development will rise up to five stories and 71-feet in height across the 1900... Read More »