Articles Filed Under: San Jose (And South)

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Blame It On The Weather (Or Design)

Blame It On The Weather (Or Design)

Perhaps it’s our rough start to summer with respect to weather that has us looking south, or perhaps it’s simply the design. Regardless, 755 Bowhill Road was rebuilt in 2001 with walls of glass and indoor/outdoor living on three-quarters of an acre in Hillsborough. Purchased for $2,800,000 in September... Read More »

2010 Index of Silicon Valley: Economy Stalled And At Risk

From Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network with respect to the 2010 Index of Silicon Valley: The economic recession has stalled Silicon Valley’s vibrant innovation economy and left its global competitive standing at risk as never before… With respect to jobs: Between November 2008 and November 2009, employment in Santa... Read More »

More Sizzle Than Steak For Lennar’s San Francisco Stadium Plan?

More Sizzle Than Steak For Lennar’s San Francisco Stadium Plan?

“Former 49ers President Carmen Policy, an adviser for San Francisco site developer Lennar Urban, said that the Santa Clara deal still has a lot of details to be worked out and that San Francisco’s site offered the chance for perhaps “the most stunning NFL venue in the country.” But... Read More »

Will Golden Gate Fields Follow In Bay Meadows’ Footsteps?

Will Golden Gate Fields Follow In Bay Meadows’ Footsteps?

The bankruptcy related auction of Golden Gate Fields over in the East Bay has been scheduled for February 25, 2010. The 130-acre property has been unsuccessfully targeted for development a number of times. Residents in Albany, a city of 17,000, have resisted previous development proposals and in 1990 approved... Read More »

Former Thirteen Million Dollar Mansions And New Comps To The South

While a plugged-in reader reports that 200 Manzanita down in Woodside “that sold for $13.8mm back in 2000 just sold for $8mm (after trying to get more than they paid and following the market down for three years),” according to the Chronicle the key witness in the Galleon investigation... Read More »

Park Terrace Developer (Opus West) To File For Bankruptcy

Park Terrace Developer (Opus West) To File For Bankruptcy

Opus East and West (which developed Park Terrace at 325 Berry in Mission Bay) will file for federal bankruptcy protection, with Opus East expected to go the chapter 7 route while Opus West is expected to reorganize under chapter 11. Opus West has been active in the Bay Area,... Read More »

Is “G” Wondering What The “F” As Well?

Is “G” Wondering What The “F” As Well?

It’s a bit to the South but we’ve looked at it before. Purchased for $2,500,000 in November of 2005 and boasting $750,000 in upgrades since, “G’s” 356 Santana Row #306 down in San Jose returned to the market in April of 2008 asking $4,000,000. Reduced a number of times... Read More »

First And Goal For The San Francisco Santa Clara 49ers Stadium

First And Goal For The San Francisco Santa Clara 49ers Stadium

Santa Clara City Council members approved a financial plan to move the 49ers south last night (or rather early this morning). Up next, a vote by the residents next spring. ∙ Santa Clara approves 49ers stadium plan ∙ JustQuotes: Five Years From A 49ers Free San... Read More »

JustQuotes: Five Years From A 49ers Free San Francisco?

“Santa Clara officials are expected to finalize a proposal with the San Francisco 49ers as early as today to build a 68,500-seat stadium in the South Bay city, in part with millions of dollars in public redevelopment money. The deal lays out a funding plan to move the five-time... Read More »

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again For The Cow Palace

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again For The Cow Palace

A year ago state Senator Leland Yee threw in the towel on his proposal to sell the state-owned Cow Palace for development and instead settled for “a compromise plan” to sell an adjoining overflow parking lot. Last October Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill that would have enabled said compromise... Read More »