Articles Filed Under: East Bay

(366 posts)
San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

San Francisco and Oakland Rents Inch up but Remain below Peak

Having ended last year lower than where they started, asking rents for apartments in San Francisco have inched up around one (1) percent over the past two months, in part due to the typical seasonality in rents. And in fact, based on a comparison of roughly 2,600 listings, the... Read More »

Historic Block Could Sink Plans for 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower

Historic Block Could Sink Plans for 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower

As we noted when the formal application to move forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland were filed with the city, while the site is only zoned for development up to 275 feet in height, and that’s assuming... Read More »

Destination Waterfront Hotel Slated for Approval in the East Bay

Destination Waterfront Hotel Slated for Approval in the East Bay

The final development permit for a proposed waterfront hotel to rise up to 67 feet and six stories in height on the Jack London Square parcel known as F3, behind which a proposed 326-unit building is slated to rise up to eight stories on the parcel known as F2,... Read More »

Oakland Loft with Penthouse Addition Fetches $2.75 Million

Oakland Loft with Penthouse Addition Fetches $2.75 Million

We first featured (and gushed over) the 5,361-square-foot unit #405 atop the converted Phoenix Iron Works building, on the western edge of Oakland’s Jack London Square, back in early 2008 when it was listed for $2.2 million and sold for $1.975 million that July. As we noted at the... Read More »

Renovated Lake Merritt Lodge on the Market

Renovated Lake Merritt Lodge on the Market

Built for the YWCA as a “home-away-from-home for young working girls” in 1929, the Blue Triangle Club building at 2332 Harrison Street was sold by the “Y” in the late 1950s and turned into the Lake Merritt Lodge, a single-room occupancy (SRO) hotel. Foreclosed upon in 2013, the six-story... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Slips from Record Highs

Bay Area Employment Slips from Record Highs

A refinement to the State of California’s analytics increased the estimated number of people living in San Francisco with a job to a record 557,800 at the end of 2017 while the city’s unemployment rate was raised from 2.3 to 2.4 percent (the estimated size of the labor force... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, 9-Year Low in San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, 9-Year Low in San Francisco

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 4,504 in January. And while the 33.7 percent drop in volume from December to January was only a little higher than average (31.2 percent), sales were down 7.8 percent on a year-over-year basis,... Read More »

Supersized Plans and Problems for this BART-Adjacent Project

Supersized Plans and Problems for this BART-Adjacent Project

While plans for a 417-unit development to rise up to 8 stories in height on the vacant 3-acre Caltrans lot bounded by Kirkham, 7th, Union and 5th Streets, a block from the West Oakland BART station and across from The Crucible, were approved back in 2016, the ground was... Read More »

Rent-Free Housing for Actors and Artists as Proposed

Rent-Free Housing for Actors and Artists as Proposed

The underdeveloped downtown Berkeley site at 2009 Addison Street, upon which the former Collier Motor Sales building and garage sits, was purchased by the adjacent Berkeley Repertory Theater (BRT) back in 1995. As proposed and newly rendered below, a seven-story building will rise up to 75 feet in height... Read More »

New Timing and Density for Oakland Tower Approved in 2015

New Timing and Density for Oakland Tower Approved in 2015

While approved to rise up to 330 feet in height and yield 345 residential units back in 2015, the ground for the Uptown Oakland tower at 1900 Broadway has yet to be broken. But the development, which includes the renovation and conversion of the adjacent Tapscott Building, atop of... Read More »