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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 »

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

Another Tenderloin Development in Play

With the asking price for its sister project at 430 Eddy Street having just been reduced 27 percent, the Tenderloin parcel at 519 Ellis Street, which was recently entitled for an eight-story building as well, with 21 condos averaging around 600 square feet apiece and two retail spaces, is... Read More »

Big Cut for Approved Development in the Tenderloin

Big Cut for Approved Development in the Tenderloin

Purchased as an un-entitled Tenderloin parcel for $1.6 million three years ago, plans for an eight-story, market-rate building with 23 sub-500-square-foot residential units to rise on the 430 Eddy Street site were approved by the City early last year. Two months later, the now “Fully Entitled!” site returned to... Read More »

Challenged for Looking Too Classy, Development Redesigned

Challenged for Looking Too Classy, Development Redesigned

Challenged for looking too upscale and appealing to “wealthy residents that will negatively impact the character of this working-class neighborhood,” the façade of the proposed Mission District development to rise up to seven stories in height upon the former N&S Auto Body Shop at 1924 Mission Street has been... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Challenged

Hayes Valley Development Challenged

A formal challenge of the proposed building and beer hall to rise on the slender Hayes Valley parcel known as Central Freeway Parcel T (a.k.a. 188 Octavia Boulevard) has filed by a neighbor on Haight: From the application for a Discretionary Review (DR) of the project to be held... Read More »