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Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

Chef Pushing Forward with Plans for Former Oakland Fire Station

An Oakland-based chef and restaurateur is close to closing escrow on the purchase of the former City of Oakland Fire Station No. 14 at 3455 Champion Street, around the corner from MacArthur Boulevard. And as proposed, Dominica Rice-Cisneros (think Cosecha Café) is planning to convert the Diamond District building... Read More »

From Great Expectations to Listed at a Loss on Mint Plaza

From Great Expectations to Listed at a Loss on Mint Plaza

Purchased for $1.55 million in October 2014, the “Manhattan-like industrial condo” unit #1 at 10 Mint Plaza – which features high-gloss concrete floors, exposed beams and high ceilings, high-end finishes, and direct elevator access to the full-floor unit in the Silver Building – was then offered as a high-end,... Read More »

Oakland Warehouse Could Yield Units for Artists and More

Oakland Warehouse Could Yield Units for Artists and More

Big plans to redevelop the Uptown Oakland warehouse building at 537 24th Street, which is currently home to Jenkin Brothers and Acme Towing, and the adjacent undeveloped lot are in the works. As envisioned, a five-story addition would rise up to 74 feet in height over the existing building,... Read More »

A Noe Valley Landmark Resells for $225K Less

A Noe Valley Landmark Resells for $225K Less

Purchased by a tech entrepreneur for $5.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, the converted Noe Valley Firehouse No. 44 at 3816 22nd Street returned to the market in October 2015 priced at $6.898 million. Withdrawn from the MLS at the end of 2015 without a reported sale,... Read More »

Modern Shipping Container Loft Trades for $5.25 Million

Modern Shipping Container Loft Trades for $5.25 Million

Hidden in plain sight above FLOR in Lower Pacific Heights, the former Chinese Laundry/Tooth Powder Factory at 2230 Bush Street was turned into a designer 3,600-square-foot loft by Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan to showcase their urban art collection and aesthetic nearly a decade ago. Two stacked shipping containers... Read More »

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

The Story behind This $350K Over Asking Sale in West Oakland

Built as a duplex in the early 1900s, the two-story West Oakland building at 960-962 16th Street was subsequently converted into the House of Prayer Church of God with a parsonage on the second floor. Purchased for $367,000 in April 2014, the then-church was re-converted into a two-unit residential... Read More »

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

Battle over Mid-Market Building and Evictions Heats Back Up

The ongoing battle between the remaining residential tenants of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street, which was illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, and the building’s owners, who have been trying to evict the rent-controlled and... Read More »

Million Dollar Cut for This Noe Valley Landmark

Million Dollar Cut for This Noe Valley Landmark

Purchased by a tech entrepreneur for $5.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, the converted Noe Valley Firehouse at 3816 22nd Street returned to the market at the end of 2015 listed for $6.898 million, touting a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” (for the third time in five years). Withdrawn from... Read More »

North Beach Restaurant in Play with Plans to Apartmentize

North Beach Restaurant in Play with Plans to Apartmentize

The required variance to convert the second and third floors of the North Beach restaurant at 1268 Grant Avenue, which is currently doing business as Tamarind Hall, into four apartments with a garden roof deck has been approved. And with the paperwork to secure the building permits for the conversion... Read More »

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

Grand Plans to Redevelop Historic Art Deco Garage Delayed

While plans for a six-story hotel to rise behind the historic Art Deco façade of the Central SoMa structure at 224 Townsend Street were drafted and formally proposed last year, the owner of the building is now seeking permission to permanently continue its operation as a parking garage, the... Read More »