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Approved East Bay Parker Place Development Seeks More Parking

Approved East Bay Parker Place Development Seeks More Parking

Lennar’s 155-unit “Parker Place” development was approved to rise on the west side of Shattuck Avenue at Parker Street, about one-half mile south of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, replacing the existing Honda dealership, garage and lot on the site. As approved by Berkeley’s City Council in January of 2012, in addition to the residential Read More »

San Francisco Rents Rise, Oakland Rents Rocket

The average asking rent for an apartment in the Bay Area increased to $2,158 a month in the second quarter of 2014, up 10.3 percent versus the second quarter of 2013. While San Francisco remains the most expensive Bay Area market with an average asking rent of $3,229 per month, up 9.4 percent over the Read More »

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

Oakland A’s Lease Extended To 2024 Amid Threat Of Move

The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority has approved a ten-year lease extension for the Oakland Athletics which should keep the A’s playing at the Coliseum until 2024 or within Oakland if the team does make a move. The deal, which still needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council and Alameda County supervisors, will allow the A’s Read More »

Alameda Freezes Building Permits, Increasing Impact Fees

With the demand for housing on the rise and a fast growing pipeline of developments in the works, the Alameda City Council has approved a moratorium on new building permits within the city of Alameda. In a move designed to help mitigate the impact of all the new development on local services and infrastructure, a Read More »

From Waterfront Warehouse To Over 300 Homes As Proposed

From Waterfront Warehouse To Over 300 Homes As Proposed

The plans to convert Alameda’s landmark Del Monte warehouse building into a mix of 309 housing units along with 10,000 square feet of retail space were presented to the city’s Historical Advisory Board last week. As designed by BAR Architects, the exterior of the brick and timber warehouse would be restored, two of the four Read More »

Refined Designs For An 18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development

Refined Designs For An 18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development

The designs for an 18-story building with over 300 apartments proposed to rise in Downtown Berkeley have been refined and the plans are working their way through the city’s Planning Department. Fronting Harold Way, Allston Way and Kittredge Street, the Residences at Berkeley Plaza development would rise behind the existing Shattuck Hotel, additions to which Read More »

Ritz-Carlton Light On The Way To Wine Country?

A group of investors have purchased the 18-hole Mare Island Golf Club in Vallejo for $2.1 million and are planning to spend $30 million to $40 million to build a 150 room hotel, restaurant and banquet facility on the site. The vision: a “mid-end” version of the Ritz-Carlton resort at Half Moon Bay, but on the Read More »

Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Doesn’t Score On Penthouse Sale

Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Doesn’t Score On Penthouse Sale

Purchased for $1,475,000 in 2012, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry put his Oakland penthouse condo, #1501 at the Ellington, on the market for $1,695,000 last September. Reduced to $1,599,000 in February and then to $1,499,000 in March, the 2,085-square-foot three bedroom near Jack London Square sold for $1,499,000 earlier this month. Curry and family have moved Read More »

Big Oakland Hills Development Back In Play

Irvine-based SunCal has re-purchased the 167-acre Oak Knoll project site in the Oakland Hills, a site upon which the developer had previously planned to build nearly 1,000 homes, over 80,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, and 50 acres of parks prior to losing the project when Lehman Brothers, their former financial partner, collapsed in 2008. Read More »

San Jose Most Expensive Metro Area In US, San Francisco #2

With a median single-family home sale price of $808,000 in the first quarter of 2014, “San Jose” ranked as the most expensive major metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States, according to the National Association of Realtors. The “San Francisco” MSA, which includes Oakland and Fremont, ranked as the second most expensive metro area with Read More »

Big Plans For Alameda Point Development, But Not As Big As Before

Big Plans For Alameda Point Development, But Not As Big As Before

A plan to develop 4,500 apartments, condos and single-family homes, along with offices, parks, and a ferry terminal on the former East Bay Navy base at Alameda Point was thwarted in 2010 when 85 percent of voters voted against Measure B, which would have allowed a one-time exemption to Measure A, a 1973 ordinance that Read More »

A Swing And A Miss For The Oakland A’s Proposed Lease Extension

A Swing And A Miss For The Oakland A’s Proposed Lease Extension

Having pitched a proposed 10-year lease extension for the Oakland Coliseum, the Oakland A’s have rejected the terms offered by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority yesterday, saying little more than the deal “did not address all of issues.” Read More »

Refined Designs For Proposed 8-Story “StoneFire” Building In Berkeley

Refined Designs For Proposed 8-Story “StoneFire” Building In Berkeley

The latest designs for the 8-story “StoneFire” building that’s proposed to rise on the corner of University Ave and Milvia over in Berkeley, currently the site of a one-story Firestone tire store, garage and parking lot, will be presented to Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustment Board this week. The refined design for the 1974 University Avenue development Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Except In San Francisco

While Bay Area home sales were down 12.9 percent on a year-over-year basis last month, the slowest March in terms of sales volume since 2008, recorded home sales were up 8.2 percent on a year-over-year basis in San Francisco as contracts in a number of new condo buildings started to close (see last paragraph below). Read More »

A’s Pitch 10-Year Extension For The Oakland Coliseum

A’s Pitch 10-Year Extension For The Oakland Coliseum

The Oakland A’s have proposed a 10-year lease extension for the Oakland Coliseum. The deal which could help keep the team in the East Bay until at least 2024 calls for $10-12 million in stadium improvements. According to the Chronicle, the “most notable” improvements include a new electronic scoreboard and a ribbon scoreboard between the Read More »