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Designs For A Second Bayfront Ballpark To Save The Oakland A’s

Designs For A Second Bayfront Ballpark To Save The Oakland A’s

With a legal settlement having opened the doors for the redevelopment of Oakland’s 50-acre Howard Terminal site just west of Jack London Square and the Golden State Warriors pushing forward with plans to relocate to San Francisco, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears to be backing away from plans for... Read More »

Six-Story Moorish Fortress Designed For Blighted Berkeley Lot

Six-Story Moorish Fortress Designed For Blighted Berkeley Lot

With the owner of the long vacant lot at the corner of Haste and Telegraph in Berkeley having settled a lawsuit with the City in October, agreeing to move forward with plans to develop the lot within 45 days or risk forfeiture of the land, Ken Sarachan is moving... Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: “Higby” Is Breaking Ground

Building Up Berkeley: “Higby” Is Breaking Ground

Gerding Edlen and the city of Berkeley will hold a ceremonial ground breaking for “Higby” this afternoon, a mixed-use development with 98 residential units and 6,500 square feet of ground floor restaurant and retail space to be built at 3015 San Pablo Avenue on the southeast corner of San... Read More »

Bay Area Commercial Boom: San Francisco Second To Santa Clara

Spending on commercial real estate construction activity around the Bay Area this year is expected to top the record $6 billion mark set in 2000 and could reach as high as $6.7 billion by the end of 2013. The Bay Area County with the most commercial construction activity is... Read More »

Plans For Two Jack London Square Towers And Nearly 700 Units

Plans For Two Jack London Square Towers And Nearly 700 Units

Having completed the first phase of its redevelopment of Oakland’s Jack London Square in 2008, Ellis Partners’ plan was to add a 120,000 square foot office/retail building at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero and a 135,000 square foot office building on Embarcadero between Harrison and Alice. Instead, two... Read More »

Is The Identity Of The Castro Under Threat?

With thousands of units under development or already opening their doors along Market Street, and “the impossibly hip Hayes Valley, Mission, and Noe Valley encroaching on all sides,” a reader wonders if the identity of the Castro as the center of the Bay Area’s LGBTQ scene is “under threat.”... Read More »

Fremont Beats Out San Francisco For Sellers According To Movoto

Fremont Beats Out San Francisco For Sellers According To Movoto

Based on median price and days on the market, the number of homes for sale per capital, the relative crime rates, school quality and employment rates, Movoto has deemed Fremont, CA to the best city in which to be selling a home in America. This modestly sized city of... Read More »

Bay Area Rents Climb, East Bay Jumps 10 Percent In 3 Months

While the vacancy rate for apartments throughout the Bay Area has ticked up from 3.1 to 3.9 percent, according to Cassidy Turley the average rent has ticked up from $1,851 to $1,897 a month, two percent below its first quarter peak of $1,941. The average rent in San Francisco... Read More »

Eight Acre North Oakland Development Set To Break New Ground

Eight Acre North Oakland Development Set To Break New Ground

Having been waylaid by the BART strike, the ground breaking for Phase Two of MacArthur Station, the master-planned Transit-Oriented Development on BART’s former MacArthur Station parking lot in North Oakland, has been rescheduled for Friday, November 15 at 11am. Once again, Phase Two of the development will consist of... Read More »

Is San Francisco Getting The Short End Of The Saitowitz Stick?

Is San Francisco Getting The Short End Of The Saitowitz Stick?

With the Stanley Saitowitz designed “Garden Village”, a 77-unit development of 18 interconnected buildings of three to five stories in height with 16 rooftop farm plots above and a fleet of four to ten shared cars for residents in a small garage below having been approved for development by... Read More »