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How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

While the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets is currently zoned for building up to 275 feet in height, plans for 399-foot tower to rise on the western quarter of the block – with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site... Read More »

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Known as the “1314 Franklin Street Site,” the full Downtown Oakland block bounded by 13th, 14th, Franklin and Webster Streets is currently covered by a 520-space parking garage and hit the market last year positioned as a prime 1.38-acre development site in the heart of the city. While the... Read More »

Refined Plans and Impact Report for the Prominent One Oak Tower

Refined Plans and Impact Report for the Prominent One Oak Tower

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed 40-story tower to rise at the intersection of Market and Van Ness has just been released along with a number of project refinements and new details. The condo count for the One Oak Street project has dropped from 320 to... Read More »

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The project team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street recently shifted gears and architects, abandoning their original plans for a modern office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story residential building designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), with 374 condos over 11,500 square... Read More »

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The development team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street has shifted gears and architects, abandoning the original plans for an office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story building with 374 residential units over 11,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and an... Read More »

The Flax Site Scoop

The Flax Site Scoop

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest renderings and inside scoop for the proposed 162-unit building to rise at 1699 Market Street, the Market Street parcel upon which Flax currently stands. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for the developer, Urban Communities, the nine-story building will rise to a... Read More »

Refined Designs and Detour for a 13-Story Market Street Project

Refined Designs and Detour for a 13-Story Market Street Project

Plans for a 13-story building to rise at 1028 Market Street, with 186 apartments over four (4) ground-floor restaurant/retail spaces and a basement garage for 42 cars, are pushing forward with refined designs by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB). But as the Mid-Market development would require the demolition of the... Read More »

Legislation to Allow for New Rincon Hill Tower Poised for Adoption

Legislation to Allow for New Rincon Hill Tower Poised for Adoption

Adopted back in 2005, the Rincon Hill Plan requires a minimum distance of 115 feet between new residential towers at their closest point. And the plan specifies that no exemptions may be made. As such, in order to make room for the redesigned tower proposed to rise up to... Read More »

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Plans Ramping up for 430 Main

Waylaid Rincon Hill Development Plans Ramping up for 430 Main

Originally approved for development back in 2009 but waylaid by a successful appeal to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, an appeal which was championed by a group of neighbors primarily concerned about a loss of light and views for their Baycrest condos and pool, the plans for a 144-unit... Read More »

Refined Designs And Renderings For Prominent Mid-Market Tower

Refined Designs And Renderings For Prominent Mid-Market Tower

A plugged-in source delivers the latest designs for the proposed 435-foot-tall tower with over 300 condos to rise on the northwest corner of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, a prominent Mid-Market development originally dubbed “One Van Ness” but now known as One Oak. The new renderings for the... Read More »