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Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Dubbed ‘The Phoenix’ and not to be confused with Phoenix Lofts, plans for a 316-unit development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the western edge of West Oakland, upon the former Caltrans lot now known as 801 Pine Street which was auctioned as surplus land last... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to a 7-Year Seasonal Low

Bay Area Home Sales Rebound to a 7-Year Seasonal Low

Having plunged to an 11-year seasonal low in September, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 7,158 in October, up 19.8 percent on a month-over-month basis but 6.5 percent lower versus the same time last year and a mere 7-year... Read More »

Oakland A’s Reveal BIG Plans for Waterfront Ballpark and More

Oakland A’s Reveal BIG Plans for Waterfront Ballpark and More

The Oakland A’s have just released their detailed plans for building a new 34,000-seat baseball stadium on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square. As designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an elevated park would frame the ballpark’s bowl, “coming down to meet the waterfront”... Read More »

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Holds, Middle Market/Condos Slip

Index for Bay Area Home Values Holds, Middle Market/Condos Slip

Having slipped 0.3 percent in August, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – was unchanged in September while the year-over-year gain dropped from 10.6 to 9.9 percent and the middle... Read More »

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Responding to feedback from Oakland’s Design Review Committee, the facade of Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, has been refined by Handel Architects. Refinements include transparent railings over the building’s... Read More »

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Jump in Oakland

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Jump in Oakland

Having ticked down a couple percent last month, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments – has slipped another percent and is now running around $4,150 a month, which is around 7 percent below... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Ticks Up, Unemployment as Well

Bay Area Employment Ticks Up, Unemployment as Well

Having jumped in September, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job ticked up by another 1,800 over the past month to a record 565,700 in October while the labor force increased by 2,200 to a record 578,900, pushing the employment rate up from 2.2 to... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Plunge to an 11-Year Seasonal Low

Bay Area Home Sales Plunge to an 11-Year Seasonal Low

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 5,970 in September, down 18.9 percent on a year-over-year basis and the slowest September in terms of sales since 2007, according to recorded sales data from CoreLogic. In San Francisco, recorded sales totaled... Read More »

Destination Waterfront Hotel Redesigned

Destination Waterfront Hotel Redesigned

Facing pushback from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission’s (BCDC) Design Review Board, which determined that the plans for a 155-room resort hotel to rise up to six stories in height on the Jack London Square parcel known as F3 would not adequately provide “a distinctive waterfront place with... Read More »