Articles by Andrew Nelson

Outdated look at 4311-4317 MacArthur Boulevard from 2011, design by Urban Planning Partners Inc

Permits Aided by SB35 Filed for 4311 MacArthur Boulevard, Laurel, Oakland

Pre-application permits have been filed for a mixed-use structure at 4311 MacArthur Boulevard between Laurel and Redwood Heights, Oakland. This resurrects hope for developing the vacant lot by AMG & Associates. The firm had pursued a smaller project in March 2010, though it withdrew in 2016. New permits describe a 197-unit mixed-use affordable housing development to qualify for Senate Bill 35 (SB35) to expedite approval.

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282 South Market Street rendering, courtesy the San Jose EIR

Futuristic Tower Planned for 282 South Market Street, Downtown San Jose

The Sobrato Organization is planning a 295-foot office building for 282 South Market Street in Downtown San Jose. The project is in the news following the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) publication, with updated numbers and positive indications for its development. Sobrato’s plans would transform the parking lot in the city center into an active hub for the growing city.

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921 Howard Street, rendering courtesy Perry Architects

2013 Mayoral Directive Fast-Tracks Permits for 921 Howard Street, SoMa, San Francisco

Recent demolition permits have been filed to make way for a mixed-use 18-story tower at 921 Howard Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The permits receive prioritization thanks to the 2013 Executive Directive #13-01, signed by the late Mayor Edwin Lee. The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation is the property owner and is overseeing that all 203 units will be sold as affordable housing.

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