Building has been blocked at Spenger’s lot for years because it was believed to be site of shellmound.
How big is the site? Two Transamerica Pyramids, laid down end to end, could nearly fit in the hole.
The rise in downtown construction is raising concerns about the impacts of greater population density.
Proposed new developments recall the battles after the Embarcadero Freeway came down.
By Kyung Jin Lee, Deborah Svoboda and Dan Brekke When he was in China earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown announced something that was very important to a handful of residents on a fairly obscure stretch of Oakland’s waterfront. The governor said that a Chinese real estate firm would bankroll a $1.5 billion development on […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Despite written policies protecting farmland across Central California’s agricultural heartland, the state’s most productive region is on track to lose 570,000 acres of prime, irrigated land to development by 2050, according to a new report. The American Farmland Trust says the loss could drain between $100 billion and $190 billion from the […]
by Matt Smith and Katharine Mieszkowski, The Bay Citizen After a decade of delays, San Francisco is taking concrete steps toward turning the former sandbar known as Treasure Island into a $1.5 billion condominium community. However, obstacles remain for the project, a top priority for three of the city’s mayors. Barriers include political uncertainty about […]