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Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

While the West Oakland warehouse at the corner of Filbert and 24th Streets is in the hands of a bankruptcy trustee, and the entitlements to level the site and construct 55 new ‘Emerald Parc’ townhomes on the parcels known as 2400 Filbert Street were slated to expire at the... Read More »

More Height Coming in the New Year

More Height Coming in the New Year

While the height of the new Salesforce/Transbay Tower rising at 415 Mission Street has already caught plenty of people by surprise, particularly when unexpectedly seen from afar, keep in mind that the tower’s 150-foot-tall crown, which will represent 14 percent of the 1,070-foot-tall Transbay tower’s total height, has yet... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, will be presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission on January 18. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for Boston Properties, the... Read More »

Proposed Development in San Francisco Drops to a Four-Year Low

Proposed Development in San Francisco Drops to a Four-Year Low

With two days left in 2016, the preliminary plans for 79 major developments have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department since the beginning of the year. And as we forecast last month, that’s the fewest since 54 in 2012 and down from a peak of 116 in 2014.... Read More »

Timing for Massive Flower Mart Project and an Interim Parking Lot

Timing for Massive Flower Mart Project and an Interim Parking Lot

Having served as a fleet parking lot and storage facility for AT&T/Pacific Bell service vehicles since the 1970’s, the corner parcel at 610 Brannan Street was sold to Kilroy Realty earlier this year and has been wrapped into the proposed redevelopment of the San Francisco Flower Mart site, a... Read More »

UCSF Getting Ready to Break New Ground in Mission Bay

UCSF Getting Ready to Break New Ground in Mission Bay

Having purchased Mission Bay Blocks 33 and 34, which are across the street from UCSF’s Mission Bay Medical Center and adjacent to the Warriors Arena site, from Salesforce.com last year, UCSF is getting ready to break ground on its first phase of the 3.8-acre site’s development. As proposed, a... Read More »

Redevelopment of Prominent Parking Lot Parcel Delayed

Redevelopment of Prominent Parking Lot Parcel Delayed

In the works since the year 2000, plans for a 19-story residential building, with 103 condos over a stacked garage for 28 cars and 900 square feet of retail space fronting the street, were approved to rise up to 190 feet in height on the southeast corner of Second... Read More »

Massive Pier 70 Project Reaches a Major Milestone

Massive Pier 70 Project Reaches a Major Milestone

Having secured voter approval for increased building heights across the 28-acre-core of the Pier 70 site back in 2014, the Environmental Planning for Forest City’s massive project was soon underway. And yesterday, the 2000-page Draft Environmental Impact Report for the project was released. Depending upon whether the development team... Read More »

Morgan Stanley’s Vision to Transform the Macy’s Men’s Store Building

Morgan Stanley’s Vision to Transform the Macy’s Men’s Store Building

With Macy’s Men’s Store building at 120 Stockton Street slated to be sold to Morgan Stanley for $250 million next year, after which Macy’s will lease the Union Square building for a couple of years as it consolidates into its flagship store across the street, we now have Morgan... Read More »

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

The Plans for a Modern Buddhist Temple and Dormitory on Van Ness

Plans to level the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore building at 1750 Van Ness Avenue are in the works. And as proposed, a modern new temple designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), with an art gallery, tea house, mediation rooms and shrine hall, will rise up... Read More »