New plans have been submitted for added single-story commercial structures at 180 El Camino Real, part of the Stanford Shopping Center of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County. The project posits a small expansion, and reinvestment into the mall’s existing model, all while several others across the Bay Area have invested significant resources to developing mixed-use centers. Simon Properties is the project developer.
New plans have been revealed, showing similar shifts in programming and design for 1500 15th Street and 401 South Van Ness Avenue, both overlooking the same intersection in San Francisco’s Mission District. Initial plans for basement apartments have been removed, and now both projects will rise to be 11 stories tall. Elsey Partners is responsible for both applications.
Plans for a new mixed-income tower overlooking Lake Merritt have been dashed. Oakland’s City Council voted 5-3 to reject plans to sell the city-owned vacant parcel at 101 East 12th Street to UrbanCore. The Richmond-based developer proposed building a 360-unit residential development with a mix of market-rate and low-income housing in Merritt, across from Downtown Oakland.
A new renovation project has been proposed at 701 Kansas Street in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the renovation of partially unoccupied property in distress. Plans call for the development of a two-unit building and an ADU above the onsite garage. Novo Domus Studio is responsible for the design concepts.
Concrete is now above street level for the affordable housing tower at 921 Howard Street, across from 5M in SoMa, San Francisco. The project will add 203 new homes close to public transit. The project is being developed by a joint venture with Curtis Development and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation.