New plans have been filed to create a bookstore and event space inside the 115-year-old brick building at 556 Commercial Street in San Francisco’s Financial District. The application was filed on behalf of the Center for the Art of Translation, the property owner and a non-profit literary community that promotes and supports literary translation and translators.
Articles by Andrew Nelson
Berkeley’s growing neighborhood could soon rise higher. The Berkeley City Council is scheduled to vote today to upzone Southside, a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood dominated by college students and small businesses on the south side of the UC Berkeley Campus. If approved, the rezoning would increase the area’s maximum housing capacity up by over 2,500 dwellings.
A recent Zoning Worksheet application has been filed and subsequently withdrawn for 2040 Telegraph Avenue in Downtown Oakland. Both applications are mixed-use buildings with housing, either for a 27-story tower with lab space or a 43-story high-rise with offices and a theater. The project is on the same block as the city-owned and landmarked Paramount Theater.
The City of Sunnyvale Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans for a mixed-use development at 1154 and 1170 Sonora Court in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County. The buildings will create nearly three hundred homes and office space directly across from Caltrian’s Lawrence Station. SKS Partners and A&F Properties are joint developers.
Construction has started for a new homeless shelter at 1237 San Antonio Road in Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The project will create 88 shelter housing units for formerly homeless individuals, with rooms opening by Spring 2025. LifeMoves and the City of Palo Alto are jointly responsible for the development.