Articles by Andrew Nelson

Brooklyn Basin with Lake Merritt in the background, rendering courtesy EK

SFYIMBY Construction Update for Phase One of Four at Brooklyn Basin, Oakland

A site visit by SF YIMBY shows construction is well underway for the Brooklyn Basin development, one of the largest in the city of Oakland with thousands of units and two planned skyscrapers. One of the residential structures is already accepting move-ins, and two others are nearing completion. Located adjacent to the gentrifying Jack London District, it is a new mixed-use district with 3,100 new units, 200,00 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, a few marinas, and thirty acres of public parks.

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Northlake overview, via Northlakelife.com

Permits Filed for 36 Homes at Northlake Development, North Natomas, Sacramento

Permits for thirty-six new single-family houses have been filed for the Northlake suburban development in Natomas, Sacramento. The buildings vary in size, including three- to four-bedroom single-story homes or four- to five-bedroom two-story structures. The rising community, managed by Lennar Homes of California Inc., will fill a tract of undeveloped land north of the city center with housing, shops, and water attractions.

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120 Stockton Street, image by Gensler

Retail-to-Office Requested for 100-120 Stockton Street, Tenderloin, San Francisco

Project profile permits have been filed to reassign planned retail into office space on the upper floors of 100-120 Stockton Street, located at the busy eastern edge of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Macys sold the property in 2016 to Morgan Stanley and Blatteis & Schnur for $250 million. The duo is responsible for the current eight-story adaptive reuse. Construction is already well underway.

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