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Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

Fox Plaza’s Plans to Help Gentrify Its Neighborhood

While the approved plans to expand Fox Plaza remain on hold, the Plaza’s new ownership team is about to launch a two-pronged renovation project “to greatly improve the appearance” of its 29-story tower. In addition to a fresh coat of paint, new exterior lights will be added to the... Read More »

Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

Contentious Project Slated for Approval and Potential Goodwill

Having already been redesigned to look “less upscale” and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets was subsequently challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for the potential loss of a “low-price-point community-serving retail”... Read More »

Eight-Story Development in the Tenderloin Closer to Reality

Eight-Story Development in the Tenderloin Closer to Reality

Purchased for $1.528 million in August of 2016, the rent for the Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was soon raised, the business subsequently shuttered, and plans to raze the building and redevelop its Tenderloin parcel were drafted, as we first reported at the time. And having since... Read More »

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

The Plea to Save a Mission District Dollar Store

Having already been redesigned to look less upscale and eliminate its garage, the proposed redevelopment of the “One $ Store” parcel on the southwest corner of Mission and 17th Streets, which has been in the works since 2009, has now been formally challenged by the Mission Economic Development Agency... Read More »

Plans for a Less Classy Mission District Development in Play

Plans for a Less Classy Mission District Development in Play

Having already been redesigned to look less upscale, the façade of the approved seven story development to rise up to 79 feet in height upon the former auto body shop site at 1924 Mission Street has been redesigned anew, “to reflect a more traditional design…in keeping with the character... Read More »

Unpermitted Live/Work Warehouse on the Market in the Mission

Unpermitted Live/Work Warehouse on the Market in the Mission

While not currently permitted for either office or residential use, the Mission District warehouse building at 3075 21st Street has been carved up into a warren of “offices,” at least one of which is still outfitted with a bed, along with a couple of unwarranted kitchens and baths. And... Read More »

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan Could Be DOA Based on Board Vote

With representatives of the student and faculty associations of Laney College having recently voted against allowing the Oakland Athletics to acquire the 13-acre parcel of community college-owned land at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland and upon which the A’s had formally... Read More »

Contentious Development on the Market Touting Opposed Luxury

Contentious Development on the Market Touting Opposed Luxury

While opposed by the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), which raised concerns that the “luxurious project comprised of large, high-end units would be occupied by wealthy residents that will negatively impact the character of this working-class neighborhood and directly and indirectly contribute to displacement impacts that threaten the community’s... Read More »

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

With the Oakland Athletics having formally announced their plans to build a new Major League ballpark upon the 13-acre parcel of land that’s currently owned by the Peralta Community College District at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland, concern about the speculative... Read More »

Contentious Development Redesigned and Now in Play

Contentious Development Redesigned and Now in Play

While forced to be redesigned in order to minimize its projected future shadow following a semi-successful challenge initiated by the owner of Zeitgeist across the street, the contentious plans for a five-story building with 28 condos over 6,300 square feet of new retail space and a 19-car garage to... Read More »