447 Battery Street visual Simulation looking east, by Heller Manus Architects

447 Battery Street Heading to Historic Preservation Commission, FiDi, San Francisco

Developers are planning for a new hotel to rise at 447 Battery Street in San Francisco’s Financial District. Sponsored by 447 Partners LLC, the proposal will take a three-story commercial building, retain its historic brick facade, and build an 18-story mixed-use tower. It will be primarily used as a hotel, though nine residential units and ground-floor retail will be included. The proposal will be going to the city’s Historic Preservation Commission at 12:30 pm today, with streaming online options.

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Lot 29 for Serena at Gale Ranch, rendering courtesy Toll Brothers

Permits Filed for Six Houses at Gale Ranch in San Ramon, Contra Costa County

New building permits have been filed for six single-family residences at the Gale Ranch development in San Ramon, Contra Costa County. Located between 201 and 225 Zinnia Court, the houses will be a part of the Serena at Gale Ranch neighborhood, developed by the Toll Brothers firm. Five of the six homes have already been sold, with the sixth currently available for purchase.

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Bernal Heights South Slope Development, rendering via Sothebys

Permits Filed for Bernal Heights South Development, San Francisco

New building permits have been filed for seven multi-unit houses at 134-150 Porter and 113-115 Roscoe Street in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Dubbed Bernal Heights South Development, the project will produce twenty new apartments. Schaub Ly Architects will be responsible for the design. While the proposal is within the Bernal Heights neighborhood, it is seven blocks away from the famed Bernal Heights park.

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280 McEvoy Street, rendering courtesy SERA Architects

Google Endeavor Finances San Jose Affordable Housing

Alphabet has provided vital financing for a planned affordable housing project at 280 McEvoy Street in West San Carlos, San Jose. The funding comes through Google Endeavor LLC, a lending subsidiary. This comes after Housing Trust Silicon Valley took out a $15.8 million loan to acquire the parcel in 2018, setting a record for the two-decades-old organization. First Community Housing is managing the McEvoy Apartments development.

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