Biggest Little Permits


Biggest Little Permits Report: 128 New Units Across the Bay

This week’s big little permits take away is its uptick in ADU filings. Even with Indigenous Peoples’ holiday providing a lull on Monday, planners picked up the pace for the rest of the week. This article covers over 128 new units of apartments and ADUs across the Bay Area plus Sacramento, as well as twenty-one single-family houses. Our map shows how widespread the permits were across the city of San Francisco, no more than a few in any one neighborhood. Some unusual and significant little permits include a large wine storage building in Santa Clara County and additional classrooms filed for the Athenian School in Danville.

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Biggest Little Permits of the Week: Facade Repair in SoMa, Treehouse planned in Palo Alto and More

This week, the biggest little permits include over sixty additional dwelling units, a 30,000 square foot new medical facility in Alameda, new monuments in Sacramento, and even a treehouse in Palo Alto. At this pace, over three thousand ADU’s would be produced within a year. Along with ADU’s, nineteen new single-family houses were applied for and thirty-four Tesla power walls across the counties. Perhaps the most surprising was a two-story additional dwelling unit in Palo Alto with an estimated construction price of nearly $1.4 million. If ever there was a point where an ADU became just another single-family house, this might be a contender.

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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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