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Lake Merritt Rising: The Grand Plans for a Parking Lot Site with Views

Lake Merritt Rising: The Grand Plans for a Parking Lot Site with Views

The site of a gas station from the mid-1940s to 1991, the service station at 500 Grand Avenue was demolished in 1992, its underground storage tanks were removed, and the parcel was turned into a surface parking lot with views of Lake Merritt. But as proposed, the 500 Grand... Read More »

Housing Could Rise on Shuttered American Cyclery Site

Housing Could Rise on Shuttered American Cyclery Site

With American Cyclery having shuttered their “too” annex at 858 Stanyan Street at the end of last year in anticipation of a significant rent hike, the 2,650-square-foot, single-story building on the northeast corner of Stanyan and Frederick is now on the market for $2.5 million. Priced and positioned as... Read More »

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Plans for an 18-Story Tower of Affordable Units Right Here

Owned by the “5H GP” LLC, which is an affiliated entity of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), plans for an 18-story tower with 205 Below Market Rate (BMR) apartments to rise on the Central SoMa parcels at 915-921 Howard Street, near the corner of 5th, have been drafted... Read More »

A Happy Ending and More Housing in Chinatown as Proposed

A Happy Ending and More Housing in Chinatown as Proposed

If approved, the Happy Chinese Restaurant at 1326 Powell Street will be leveled. And in its place, a new six-story building will rise up to 65 feet in height, with 14 apartments over a new ground floor restaurant/retail space and a basement garage for 14 bikes and 5 cars.... Read More »

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

Folsom Street Rising: Newly Rendered and Closer to Reality

With plans to raise the roof at 633 Folsom Street in the works, and the designs for a 14-story building to rise on the corner site of the two-story Canton Seafood & Dim Sum restaurant at 655 Folsom Street now closer to reality, the proposed 667 Folsom Street project,... Read More »

Redevelopment of Prominent Parking Lot Parcel Delayed

Redevelopment of Prominent Parking Lot Parcel Delayed

In the works since the year 2000, plans for a 19-story residential building, with 103 condos over a stacked garage for 28 cars and 900 square feet of retail space fronting the street, were approved to rise up to 190 feet in height on the southeast corner of Second... Read More »

Cleaned Out of the Tenderloin for New Apartments to Rise

Cleaned Out of the Tenderloin for New Apartments to Rise

The Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was purchased for $1,528,000 this past August. The rent was soon raised. The laundry is now out of business. And plans to raze the building for an eight-story development have been drawn. As designed by Elevation Architects, the proposed project would... Read More »

Liquor before Condos, the Intent Is Clear

Liquor before Condos, the Intent Is Clear

The State Market Liquor store at 707 Willow Street in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland is hitting the market with a $2.25 million asking price. And while the sale doesn’t include the inventory inside, it does include the building, which is technically 1716 7th Street, along with... Read More »

Plans to Raze a Few Restaurants and Clubs for Housing to Rise

Plans to Raze a Few Restaurants and Clubs for Housing to Rise

Plans to raze four buildings on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ, including the current homes of Deli Board, Fondue Cowboy and Alchemy/Catalyst at 1060 Folsom, have been granted priority processing and are working their way through Planning. And as proposed, a new six-story building designed by Goldman... Read More »