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Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Closer to Fine (But Not Quite) for Supersized West Oakland Project

Facing pushback from Oakland’s Planning Department with respect to the “monotonous and bulky massing” of the proposed 1,032-unit “Hub” development to rise up to 23 stories in height upon the 3-acre Caltrans lot across from The Crucible and a block from the West Oakland BART station, and that the... Read More »

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Responding to feedback from Oakland’s Design Review Committee, the facade of Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, has been refined by Handel Architects. Refinements include transparent railings over the building’s... Read More »

Plans for an Historic Renovation, Addition and Repurposing

Plans for an Historic Renovation, Addition and Repurposing

Built for the Eng-Skell Co. (which is now known as ESCO Foods) in 1930, the three-story Art Deco building at 1035 Howard Street provided laboratory, manufacturing, warehouse and office space for the development and production of flavoring extracts, soda fountains, toppings and syrups. And having been deeded to Embarcadeo... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Development Breaks Ground

Waylaid Mission District Development Breaks Ground

As we first reported earlier this year: It was back in 2015 that San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved the City’s $18.5 million purchase of the corner parcel at 490 South Van Ness Avenue and 16th Street in the Mission, a site which was approved for the development of... Read More »

Plans for Nine-Story NoPa Development Progress

Plans for Nine-Story NoPa Development Progress

As we first reported earlier this year: The façade of the F. Lofrano & Son auto body garage at 1355 Fulton Street is currently slated to be saved. But plans to level the bulk of the 14,000-square-foot building are in the works. And as envisioned and newly rendered by... Read More »

Plans to Save the Façade of Iconic North Beach Sausage Factory

Plans to Save the Façade of Iconic North Beach Sausage Factory

As we first reported last year: Built in 1948, the shuttered Buon Gusto Sausage Factory at 535 Green Street was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west. The 8,600-square-foot building, which is in need of work and includes a 4,000-square-foot basement, sits on an 11,000-square-foot... Read More »

Million Dollar Reduction for Rare Pac Heights Parcel and Plans

Million Dollar Reduction for Rare Pac Heights Parcel and Plans

The Pacific Heights parcel and approved plans for a modern 6,800-square-foot home to rise on the 2921 Vallejo Street site, which were drawn by John Maniscalco Architecture and the subject of both a confidentially settled lawsuit and unsuccessful Discretionary Review (DR), hit the market earlier this year with a $9.995 million... Read More »

Plans for New Polk Gulch Tower Formalized

Plans for New Polk Gulch Tower Formalized

A formal application to raze the vacant two-story building at 925 O’Farrell Street, which had previously been home to Thai Stick Shabu Shabu, and develop a skinny 14-story tower upon its Polk Gulch parcel, which was secured for $3.6 million last year, has now been submitted to Planning. While... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

The building permits for the approved eight-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Turk and Larkin, upon the site of the iconic Kahn & Keville tire and battery shop in the Tenderloin, are close to being issued. And next month, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community... Read More »

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

With the architects (WRNS Studio) having eliminated the previously proposed fabric of screens/shutters to adorn the development’s façade, the refined plans for a contemporary 18-story building to rise up to 180 feet in height at 2190 Shattuck Avenue, at the intersection of Allston Way in the heart of Downtown... Read More »