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New Plans And Timing For An 18-Story Berkeley Tower

New Plans And Timing For An 18-Story Berkeley Tower

The designs for an 18-story building with over 300 apartments proposed to rise at 2211 Harold Way in Downtown Berkeley have been refined anew, shifting the building mass to address “urban design concerns about views” and adding a bit more glass, and removing balconies, for contrast. Fronting Harold Way,... Read More »

Now You Know Jack

Now You Know Jack

The Environmental Impact Report for 330 apartments to rise over 3,000 square feet of new retail space and parking for 365 cars at 4th and Madison Streets near Jack London Square has been submitted to Oakland’s Planning Department for review.  And the development has been dubbed, “The Jack.” The... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For 206-Unit Oakland Tower

Refined Designs And Timing For 206-Unit Oakland Tower

Three blocks away from the 345-unit development at 1900 Broadway which was approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission on Wednesday, Gerding Edlen is pushing forward with plans for a 250-foot tower with 206 apartments to rise at 1700 Webster Street. As designed by Perkins+Will, the 206 units would be spread... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Rise At Slower Rate, East Bay Rents Accelerate

The average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco ticked up to a record high of $3,524 per month in the second quarter of 2015, up 2 percent over the past three months and 9.1 percent higher versus the same time last year, but the year-over-year increase, which... Read More »

33-Story Oakland Tower Approved

33-Story Oakland Tower Approved

While designs for a 56-story “Encinal” tower to rise on the Uptown site were envisioned back in 2006, designs which would have produced Oakland’s tallest building, those plans were abandoned in the subsequent downturn.  But if approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission this evening, a 33-story residential tower, as rendered... Read More »

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon (and trashed). Listed in need of “some work” for $1.3 million in 2013, and with tags... Read More »

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Oakland’s City Council has picked Orton Development’s proposal for renovating and redeveloping the city’s long-shuttered 215,000-square-foot Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center across from Lake Merritt and the City will now enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement for the project. Orton’s plans include a renovation of the center’s Calvin Simmons Theatre and... Read More »

San Francisco Employment Slips, East Bay Gains

San Francisco Employment Slips, East Bay Gains

The number of people living in San Francisco with a job slipped from an upwardly revised record 526,500 in May to 526,100 in June but remains 19,300 higher on a year-over year basis. At the same time, East Bay employment increased by 2,200 to a record 1,303,000, up 28,000... Read More »

Demand For Oakland Office Space Nearing Record Rate

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped from 9.6 to 7.5 percent over the past six months and demand for East Bay office space is hovering around 2 million square feet, which is twice the historic norm and nearing the record 2.5 million... Read More »

Controversial Oakland Tower Deal Likely Illegal

Controversial Oakland Tower Deal Likely Illegal

According to a confidential legal opinion written by Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and obtained by the East Bay Express, the Oakland City Council’s agreement to sell the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue for the development of a controversial 23-story... Read More »