Plans for The Village SF Wellness Center is among the five winners of the national 2023 Mass Timber Competition. The contest was run by the Softwood Lumber Board and the USDA Forest Service, focusing on building toward net-zero construction. The five winners will receive a combined $2.2 million. The Village SF, a proposed multi-function community hub for indigenous peoples in San Francisco’s Mission District, is developed by Friendship House, Equity Community Builders, and several Native-led nonprofits.
New renderings have been revealed for the North Berkeley BART Station redevelopment in Berkeley, Alameda County. The project will reshape a sea of surface parking with hundreds of homes, an extension of the Ohlone Greenway, and public open space. The detailed illustrations provide a comprehensive view of the proposed transit-oriented district.
San Francisco Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans to increase the residential capacity of the Stonestown Galleria master plan. The new plan will create nearly 3,500 residences and reduce non-retail sales and service spaces. To add more housing, the plans for a hotel have been removed. Brookfield Properties is the developer, and the meeting is scheduled for this Thursday.
Oakland has approved plans for a new five-story affordable infill at 430 Broadway in the city’s Jack London neighborhood. The proposal is the first of three phases by Related Companies and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation to redevelop the former county building and parking lot. This first structure will create 71 apartments above retail.
The Oakland Planning Commission is scheduled to vote on a second extension request for approved entitlements to a six-story hotel at Parcel F3 along the Jack London Square waterfront. The project was first approved in March of 2018, and the entitlement received an extension in 2019 that was increased during the pandemic following the city’s Emergency Order Number 6. CIM Group is the project developer.