Articles by Andrew Nelson

New Renderings for SJSU’s Spartan Heights at 117 North 5th Street, Downtown San Jose

Spartan heights, the proposed twenty-three story dormitory tower at 117 North 5th Street in Downtown San Jose is making its way through the city government. This month, the city moved to rezone the lot from CG commercial general zoning to the downtown primary commercial zoning district. The dormitory tower is slated to be built one block from MIRO, the city’s current tallest structure. The developers, Republic Urban, are hoping to capture housing demand from San Jose State University.

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Renderings Released for CDD HQ at 2000 Marin Street, Hunters Point, San Francisco

A recent Community Design review presentation has revealed renderings from a new CDD Headquarters for the SF Water Power and Sewer at 2000 Marin Street in Hunters Point, San Francisco. The area is comparatively underdeveloped, given its proximity to the Central Business District. While this project will do little to increase residential density, the new structures will help improve facilities for a department in charge of the city’s water supply.

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Biggest Little Permits of the Day: 56 Single Family Homes in Sacramento, ADU’s around the Bay Area

For today, we have something new. We work to share with you all of the most exciting and consequential development updates across the Bay Area during the week. However, there are many permits and other stories that fall through the cracks. They tend not to be significant enough or do not come with enough details to merit a full article. We, of course, do not take your attention for granted. However, in sum, all these permits add up to a significant contribution to the built environment of the Bay Area, and we would hate to miss them. So from now on, our Saturday special will be the biggest of the little permits for the week. Today’s post will share with you the best of Friday, September 25th. Fridays are notoriously slow days for permit filings. Yet, we still found some large plans filed in Sacramento, a cannabis warehouse expansion, and eight applications for additional dwelling units, i.e., ADU, across the Bay.

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