Articles by Andrew Nelson

2420-2432 Chestnut Street looking east along Chestnut Street, rendering by Levy Design Partners

Approval Expected for Riaz Capital’s Chestnut Street development, West Oakland

Plans for a twelve-unit townhouse project are expected to be approved with conditions by the City of Oakland’s planning department. The project will replace existing industrial buildings and a vacant house with three structures and a detached community facility at 2420-2432 Chestnut Street and 2423 Linden Street in West Oakland, in walking distance from the De Fremery Park. Riaz Capital is responsible for the development.

Read More

Aero Apartments, rendering courtesy Equity Residential

AERO Apartments at 2000 Ardent Way Launching in Alameda Point Waterfront District, Alameda

Cypress Equity and Equity Residential have announced the residential launch of the AERO Apartments, located at 2000 Ardent Way in the Alameda Point Waterfront District. The development is part of a master plan which expects to draw $1 billion of development at the 68-acre former Naval Air Station in Alameda. Move-ins are expected by the second quarter of this year.

Read More

1338-1370 Mission Street with neighboring high-density development, image via Google Satellite

Review Meeting Requested for 1338-1370 Mission Street, SoMa, San Francisco

A project review meeting has been requested for a high-density residential proposal at 1338 through 1370 Mission Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The addresses span four separate parcels suggesting a sizable infill; however, the application specifies much has not been determined about the development. Mission Street Management LLC is listed as responsible as the property owner.

Read More

650 California Street viewed from Portsmouth Square, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Number 40: 650 California Street, Financial District, San Francisco

The 40th tallest skyscraper in the Bay Area planned or built is the Hartford Building at 650 California Street. The office building is in San Francisco’s Financial District and Chinatown, rising 466 feet above the street. The modernist tower was among the first in a wave that establishes San Francisco’s urban core as we know it today. It faced fierce opposition from many locals, leading then-mayor George Christopher to tell the SF Chronicle in 1962, “Our city is getting a reputation among investors of perhaps encouraging too much opposition. They feel they have to satisfy not only legalities but the artistic whims of the community.” The Hartford Building became the tallest building in San Francisco when Hartford Insurance completed it in 1964.

Read More

2500-2530 18th Street, image via Google Satellite

Permits Filed to Allow Affordable Housing at 2500-2530 18th Street, Mission District, San Francisco

The Board of Supervisors has filed permits to amend the zoning map and create an affordable housing special use district at 2500-2530 18th Street, by the eastern edge of the Mission District in San Francisco. The permits will allow for new uses of the properties, including affordable housing. A local family resource center institution, Homeless Prenatal Program, is the property owner.

Read More

Fetching more...