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Proposed 173-Unit Oakland Project Qualified for Quick Review

Proposed 173-Unit Oakland Project Qualified for Quick Review

Plans for an eight-story building to rise upon the two-story Bank of Hope and medical office building’s parcel and parking lot at 1940 Webster Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Central Business District, near Lake Merritt, are moving forward and have just qualified for a streamlined environmental review. The... Read More »

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

New Plans for Redevelopment of This Historic Polk Street Site

As originally envisioned by Natoma Architects and formally proposed back in 2014, a modern six-story addition was to rise up to 85 feet in height atop the historic two-story building at 1033 Polk Street, with cantilevered balconies and a total of nine (9) new condos over 1,875 square feet... Read More »

Guidelines to Direct the Look and Feel of San Francisco

Guidelines to Direct the Look and Feel of San Francisco

A set of twenty-four (24) proposed Urban Design Guidelines intended to establish a consistent set of expectations, goals, values and qualities by which future developments in San Francisco’s mixed-use, commercial and downtown districts could be consistently evaluated and reviewed – in terms of how a proposed building or project... Read More »

Luxury Auto Row Development Closer to Reality

Luxury Auto Row Development Closer to Reality

While the proposed ‘luxury community’ to rise at 3300 Broadway, at the corner of Brook Street along Oakland’s Auto Row, won’t break ground this year as originally projected by the project team, the development has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approvals under the umbrella of Oakland’s... Read More »

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

The Flippin Story behind Another Freestanding Facade

Purchased by the founder of the Flip video camera company (which was sold to Cisco for $590 million in 2009 and subsequently shuttered) for $1.2 million in August of 2002, plans to expand the “immaculate pano-view Noe Valley home with attractive Mediterranean façade” at 655 Alvarado Street were... Read More »

Bonus-Sized Plans for Shuttered Gas Station Site Slated for Approval

Bonus-Sized Plans for Shuttered Gas Station Site Slated for Approval

Speaking of infilling South Van Ness Avenue in the Mission, bonus-sized plans for a seven-story building to rise on the long-shuttered gas station site on the northeast corner of 19th Street and South Van Ness Avenue could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. Plans... Read More »

Timing for 127-Unit SoMa Development to Rise

Timing for 127-Unit SoMa Development to Rise

While the building permits for the approved 127-unit apartment building to rise up to eight stories in height on the western side of 5th Street, between Shipley and Clara in Central SoMa, have yet to be issued, much less processed, Trammell Crow Residential is planning to break ground next... Read More »

Plans for Infilling South Van Ness

Plans for Infilling South Van Ness

Plans to level the Barney’s Auto Center shop at 986 South Van Ness Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets in the Mission, and build nine (9) condos upon the 5,222-square-foot site are in the works. As massed but yet to be detailed by Winder Gibson Architects, the proposed four-story... Read More »

Proposed 454-Unit Mid-Market Tower Massed

Proposed 454-Unit Mid-Market Tower Massed

As we first reported last week, plans to build up to 454 units of housing upon the underdeveloped Mid-Market parking lot at 469 Stevenson Street, which is currently owned by Nordstrom, are in the works. As we also noted at the time, while the site is currently only zoned... Read More »

Historic Hibernia Bank Building Sold, Positioned for Redevelopment

Historic Hibernia Bank Building Sold, Positioned for Redevelopment

Having hit the market last month touting its excellent redevelopment potential, as we first reported at the time, the sale of the historic Hibernia Bank building at 1098 Valencia Street has closed escrow with a $11.898 million contract price. Designed by Arthur Brown Jr. of Bakewell & Brown and... Read More »