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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 »

Bay Area Home Sales and Median Price Drop

Bay Area Home Sales and Median Price Drop

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 6,825 in December, down 5.9 percent from a downwardly revised 7,250 sales in November and 3.9 percent lower versus the same time last year. And in San Francisco, the recorded sales volume dropped... Read More »

Designs for a Destination Waterfront Hotel

Designs for a Destination Waterfront Hotel

With the proposed 326-unit building to rise up to eight stories in height on the Jack London Square parcel known as “F2” softly rendered in the background, the design for a proposed waterfront hotel to rise up to 67 feet in height on the adjacent parcel known as “F3”... Read More »

Plans for Proposed 423-Foot-Tall Uptown Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for Proposed 423-Foot-Tall Uptown Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans to raze the three-story Community Bank of the Bay building at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, are in the works. And as proposed by Rubicon Point Partners, a 37-story tower with 307 apartments over a 210-car podium garage and 5,000 square feet of... Read More »