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Big Oakland Project Slated for Approval, Mass Opposed by Alliance

Big Oakland Project Slated for Approval, Mass Opposed by Alliance

From the Oakland Heritage Alliance, which echo the thoughts of the Oakland Landmark Preservation Advisory Board, with respect to the block-sized “Eastline” development that’s proposed to rise across the entire 3-acre Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets: Overall, Oakland Heritage Alliance would like to... Read More »

Polk Gulch Parcel on the Market, Zoned for 130 Feet in Height

Polk Gulch Parcel on the Market, Zoned for 130 Feet in Height

The Polk Gulch parcel upon which the Natural Mattress Store and adjacent American Rug Company building sits is on the market with an $8.28 million price tag. The 1235 Sutter Street parcel includes the warehouse on the rear of the 68-foot-wide, 120-foot-deep lot which fronts Hemlock. The mattress store... Read More »

Plans for Infilling Chestnut Street

Plans for Infilling Chestnut Street

Plans to level the long-standing Wells Fargo branch building at 2055 Chestnut Street in the Marina, which was built for Crocker Bank in 1974, have been drafted. As envisioned by the Prado Group, a three-story building will rise up to 40 feet in height across the site which stretches... Read More »

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

Burned-Out Former Drug Den with Views Fetches Two Million Bucks

As we noted last year: Purchased for $440,000 in 1995, the Castro District duplex at 517-519 Sanchez Street has been raided numerous times over the past seven years, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of crystal meth, heroin, ketamine, cocaine and cash. Two years ago the City of... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Modified, Slated for Approval

Waylaid Mission District Development Modified, Slated for Approval

Waylaid by a groundswell of local opposition, plans to mostly demolish the brick and timber Fitzgerald Furniture Company building on the northeast corner of 19th and Bryant Streets and develop a contemporary six-story building upon the Mission District site could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon.... Read More »

Supes Reject Recommendation to Encourage Development

Supes Reject Recommendation to Encourage Development

As we first reported earlier this month: The former homes that stood on the underdeveloped Glen Park lot fronting Brompton Avenue and Kern Street were removed in the late 1960s, when the city widened Bosworth Street and reserved the now vacant 21 Brompton Avenue parcel for the potential development... Read More »

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back, Again

Timing for Massive India Basin Development Pushed Back, Again

Having quietly changed from “Q4 2017” to “Q1 2018/Q2 2018” in the fourth quarter of last year, Build Inc’s expected timeline to secure the necessary entitlements to move forward with their massive India Basin project, a proposed development which could yield over 1,200 units of housing, 1,800 parking spaces... Read More »

Price for Hidden Glen Park Estate Reduced Another Million

Price for Hidden Glen Park Estate Reduced Another Million

Having hit the market priced at $12.5 million this past September, the asking price for the massive Glen Park estate at 47 Chenery Street has just been reduced to $8.5 million with a number of incremental reductions between. Once again, in addition to a garden cottage and three-unit building... Read More »

CCA’s Master Plan Newly Rendered, Above and Below

CCA’s Master Plan Newly Rendered, Above and Below

The proposed multi-tiered addition to rise behind the California College of the Arts (CCA) campus in San Francisco has been newly rendered and detailed by Studio Gang Architects. As we first reported last month, the 96,000-square-foot addition would rise up to 57 feet in height, not including the frames... Read More »

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

Big Plans to Transform Tenderloin Block Closer to Reality

In the works since 2013, as we first reported at the time, the big plans to redevelop the Tenderloin parcel upon which the 27,000-square-foot Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist sits at 450 O’Farrell Street could be approved this week. While the original plans had called for completely razing the... Read More »