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.
Permits have been filed to demolish an existing structure and construction of a new home at 3775 La Donna Way in Barron Park, Palo Alto. The city is mostly single-family housing with large yards and famous anti-density representation. Transit access in the immediate area is limited, although a commute into San Francisco is available via Caltrain through a park and ride station.
A 19-story mixed-use proposal for 1510 Webster Street is heading to Oakland’s Design Review Committee next Wednesday. If approved, the project will add 182 units to a lot currently occupied by a low-slung commercial structure and surface parking in Downtown Oakland. The project is being designed and developed by oWOW through 1510 Webster LLC.
Permits have been filed for a new gymnasium for the Lycee Francais de San Francisco school at 735 Ashbury Street in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco. The location is between Waller Street and Frederick Street. The MUNI light rail station at Carle Street and Cole Street is approximately four blocks away.
Permits have been filed to expand residential space at 129 Green Street in Jackson Square, San Francisco. The lot sits between Sansome Street and Battery Street. It is within walking distance of downtown San Francisco and the Muni Metro light rail station at Embarcadero and Greenwich Street. Neighborhood highlights include the Coit Tower just five blocks away, and the Exploratorium at Pier 15, three blocks east.