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Even Less Height, More Density for Approved Tower as Proposed

Even Less Height, More Density for Approved Tower as Proposed

Originally envisioned to rise up to 40 stories in height, the plans for the modular tower to rise at on the corner of Franklin and 21st Street, across from the proposed 2 Kaiser Plaza project in Uptown Oakland, were economically downsized to 29 stories last year. And the downsized... Read More »

Price Cut for Berkeley Parcel with Approved Plans

Price Cut for Berkeley Parcel with Approved Plans

Plans to level the former Northwest Berkeley service station turned abandoned tax office at 1740 San Pablo Avenue and develop a modern five-story building with 48 apartments over 3 street level live/work units and a stacked garage for 53 cars were approved by the city earlier this year. Two... Read More »

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Detailed Plans for that Massive Mid-Market Whole Foods Complex

Slated to open at Market and Eighth circa 2021, in the base of the fourth and final phase of the massive Trinity Place development, the majority of the proposed 46,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will be below ground, accessed via a grand entry fronting Market Street. But above the market,... Read More »

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

BrainWash Building Back on the Market for $1.5 Million More

Having sold for $4.6 million in February, the two-story Western SoMa building at the corner of Folsom and Langton Streets, which was home to the BrainWash cafe and laundromat for nearly three decades, has since been painted and remodeled, with four office suites (three of which are vacant) over... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Semi-Massive Redevelopment

With an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the formally proposed semi-massive redevelopment of CPMC’s nearly 5-acre California Hospital Campus at 3700 California Street about to be drafted, the project team has refined their plans and projected timing for the project. The refined plans now include 273 units of high-end... Read More »

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Sexy Time Development Take Two

Plans to raze the recently shuttered Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality building at 1523 Franklin Street and construct a decidedly modern building designed by Alan Tse and Charles Chan Architectural Studio upon its corner parcel have been abandoned. But plans to redevelop the site are moving forward.... Read More »

End of Days for the Elbo Room?  Building on the Market for $4.2M

End of Days for the Elbo Room? Building on the Market for $4.2M

With the Elbo Room’s lease now set to expire on January 1, 2019 and plans to redevelop its site having been approved, the corner building which it currently occupies at 645-647 Valencia Street is now on the market with a $4.2 million price tag, touting transferable building permits for... Read More »

Plans to Raze Regal Residence Abandoned, Staged Instead

Plans to Raze Regal Residence Abandoned, Staged Instead

As we first reported last year: When the hedge fund manager who lives in the 4,400-square-foot Presidio Heights home at the corner of Walnut and Jackson learned that the home next door at 3311 Jackson, a smaller 3,000-square-foot home which had been in the same family since being constructed... Read More »

Growing Demand in Southern Bayview

Growing Demand in Southern Bayview

A number of large Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) spaces in San Francisco’s Southern Bayview District, as well as elsewhere in the city, have been quietly been converted to indoor “grow houses” over the past few years. With the semi-recent passage of California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act (a.k.a.... Read More »

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

Proposed Ballet School Tower Complex Closer to Reality

While its overall height and envelope remain the same, one floor has been eliminated from the proposed 250-foot-tall Hub District tower and podium to rise at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness Avenue and 12th Street, as newly rendered by Gould Evans. As such, the now 26-story tower... Read More »