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Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

While the West Oakland warehouse at the corner of Filbert and 24th Streets is in the hands of a bankruptcy trustee, and the entitlements to level the site and construct 55 new ‘Emerald Parc’ townhomes on the parcels known as 2400 Filbert Street were slated to expire at the... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, will be presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission on January 18. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for Boston Properties, the... Read More »

Grand Berkeley Mansion Purchased for $418 per Foot

Grand Berkeley Mansion Purchased for $418 per Foot

The 8,600 square foot Berkeley mansion at 2840 Claremont Boulevard hit the market in the June listed at $5.45 million, or roughly $634 per square foot, a price which led some to expect a bidding war. Built around 1912 for Paul O. Tietzen, a southern California banker with ties... Read More »

Liquor before Condos, the Intent Is Clear

Liquor before Condos, the Intent Is Clear

The State Market Liquor store at 707 Willow Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland is hitting the market with a $2.25 million asking price. And while the sale doesn’t include the inventory inside, it does include the building, which is technically 1716 7th Street, along with... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Down, Oakland Rents Up

San Francisco Rents Down, Oakland Rents Up

According to a query of over 1,700 active listings for apartments in San Francisco and Oakland, including one-off rentals and units in larger developments, while the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in Oakland (around $2,700 a month) is running 3 percent higher versus the same time last... 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 »

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Plans for West Oakland People’s Market Advance

Having secured the West Oakland site for a new full-service food market and social hall back in March, People’s Community Market has now filed their formal application to raze the existing 5,300 square foot building at 3103 Myrtle Street and construct a new 14,174-square-foot grocery fronting San Pablo Avenue,... Read More »

Help for Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire (UPDATED)

Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by Friday night’s tragic fire at the Ghost Ship collective on 31st Avenue in Oakland, in with 36 people perished. For those who can afford to help, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has established a relief fund for victims... Read More »

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

As proposed, the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets will be razed and a 1.35-million square foot development will rise across the 3-acre site which includes the former Giant Burgers parcel at the corner of Telegraph and 22nd, the adjacent Telegraph Plaza Parking... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Mix Drives Median Price Jump in SF

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Mix Drives Median Price Jump in SF

While home sales typically tick up in October, the number of Bay Area single-family homes and condos that traded hands (7,500) dropped 5.4 percent from September to October and was 1.5 percent lower versus the same time last year. And in San Francisco, the drops were more dramatic, with... Read More »