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Bay Area Home Sales Hold Despite Fires and SF’s Slip

Bay Area Home Sales Hold Despite Fires and SF’s Slip

Despite the marked impact of the recent wild fires in Sonoma and Napa counties, which resulted in an average 18.7 percent drop in sales activity versus the same time last year, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area ticked up 1.9... Read More »

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

With representatives of the student and faculty associations of Laney College having recently voted against allowing the Oakland Athletics to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland and upon which the A’s had formally... Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: Refined Designs for Seven-Story Development

Building Up Berkeley: Refined Designs for Seven-Story Development

Plans to level the 24 Hour Fitness at 2072 Addison Street, in Downtown Berkeley, and develop a new seven-story building upon its site are slated be approved by the city this week. As newly rendered by Kirk E. Peterson & Associates for Ruegg & Ellsworth, the proposed development would... Read More »

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

San Francisco and Bay Area Employment Slip from Record Highs

Having hit a downwardly revised record of 555,000 in September, the number of people living in the city of San Francisco with a job slipped by 1,800 in October to 553,200. But with the labor force having dropped by 3,300 to 568,500, the unemployment rate actually dropped to 2.7... Read More »

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

Expected Timing for a Modular Oakland Tower and Townhomes

The downsized plans for a modular 29-story tower to rise up to 350 feet in height on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street in Uptown Oakland have just received a favorable environmental review, qualifying as an urban infill project per the California Environmental Quality Act and having been... Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: Five Steel-Skinned Stories as Proposed

Building Up Berkeley: Five Steel-Skinned Stories as Proposed

Plans to level the former Northwest Berkeley service station turned abandoned tax office at 1740 San Pablo Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a five-story building with 48 apartments over 4 street level live/work units and a stacked garage for 53 cars will rise up to 59... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit, Down over 30 Percent in SF

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit, Down over 30 Percent in SF

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area in September dropped an above average 13.6 percent from August (8,490) to September (7,338) and were 7.5 percent lower versus the same time last year and a three-year low for September. And in San... Read More »

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

With the Oakland Athletics having formally announced their plans to build a new Major League ballpark upon the 13-acre parcel of land that’s currently owned by the Peralta Community College District at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland, concern about the speculative... Read More »

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped. Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for... Read More »

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Fetches $5.225 Million

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Fetches $5.225 Million

Having hit the market listed as “the crown jewel of Piedmont” for $7.25 million last year, the restored 5,700-square-foot Edwardian on a manicured half-acre lot at 117 Sheridan Avenue has just closed escrow with a $5.225 million contract price or roughly $908 per square foot. And having been reduced... Read More »