Bank of Italy Tower residential conversion pedestrian view, rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group

Westbank Considers Converting Bank of Italy Tower to Housing

Westbank and Urban Community have submitted new plans to convert Downtown San Jose’s iconic Bank of Italy tower into housing. The adaptive reuse of the office tower would create well over a hundred apartments across most of the 13-story building. The filing comes as the region struggles with record-high office vacancy rates.

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Lake Merritt Building B establishing view, rendering by PYATOK

Permits Filed for Lake Merritt BART Affordable Housing

New permits have been submitted seeking the approval of bringing affordable housing at 51 9th Street in Downtown Oakland. The project proposal includes the construction of a seven-story building offering residential units at affordable rates, along with residential amenities, and a commercial kitchen. The project site is located adjacent to the Lake Merritt BART Station.

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Sacred Heart Church aerial view, image by Google Satellite

Permits to Convert Church to Housing at 554 Fillmore Street, Lower Haight, San Francisco

Updated plans have been filed to convert a former church at 554 Fillmore Street into a mixed-use development with housing and an event space in San Francisco’s Lower Haight. The adaptive reuse expects to retain much of the former Sacred Heart Church’s exterior and nave while creating five floors for housing on the eastern end. The Pollard Group is sponsoring the project.

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