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Downtown San Jose towers development may convert garage into offices

345-unit housing tower within a mixed-use development at 323 Terraine Street in downtown San Jose, concept. (Studio Gang) SAN JOSE — The developer of a downtown San Jose housing and office project is pushing ahead with revamped plans that now envision the conversion of a parking garage into an office tower on the prime site. […]

A Converted Warehouse Loft in the San Francisco Bay Area Seeks $950K

Nestled in the heart of Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco, the Horton Street Lofts were originally built in 1917 and converted in 1993. Today, it offers 15 live/work spaces that rarely see the market, though one has just surfaced for $950,000. Set on a quiet, tree-lined street in Emeryville, Horton Street Loft […]

Biggest Little Permits of the Week: ADU’s, Wildlife Shelter and Cannabis Warehouse

This week’s installment of the biggest little permits shows a range of projects listed across the Bay Area. Note that formatting differences between cities and counties will vary based on the information provided by each city’s public data. Sixteen applications have been filed for a total of 39 Tesla power walls to be installed across […]

Biggest Little Permits Report: 128 New Units Across the Bay

This week’s big little permits take away is its uptick in ADU filings. Even with Indigenous Peoples’ holiday providing a lull on Monday, planners picked up the pace for the rest of the week. This article covers over 128 new units of apartments and ADUs across the Bay Area plus Sacramento, as well as twenty-one […]

Everything You Need to Know About Designing an ADU

Become a Member Don’t miss the AD PRO-exclusive workshop—Photo Finish: How to Showcase Your Project Arrow “Up until a few years ago, ‘ADU’ was a term used mostly by architects, as part of their professional jargon. The acronym [accessory dwelling units] has only become part of the lexicon in the last year or so. Now, […]

‘Pod house’ found in violation of several city building codes

Brownstone Shared Housing is renting out sleeping pods for $800 a month at a midcentury modern home near California Avenue in Palo Alto. Courtesy Christina Lennox/Brownstone Shared Housing. A Palo Alto home that’s been touted as a model for affordable shared housing because it’s been renovated with 14 small sleeping “pods” has been cited for […]

Parking garage roof could become downtown San Jose gathering spot – East Bay Times

Site plan for San Pedro Square Garage roof deck conversion to a people deck with gathering areas and performance sites, concept. An “immersive community” of gathering areas, performance venues, and food centers could sprout atop a downtown San Jose parking garage, under a concept sketched out by a top architectural and design firm.    SAN […]

A Beautifully Restored Midcentury in the Berkeley Hills Lists for $1.4M

Another slice of architectural history is up for grabs in the Bay Area. Dating back to 1975, the multilevel dwelling, originally designed by prolific architect Tom Lowe, sits nestled in the hills of Berkeley, California. After acquiring the Berkeley home in 2011, current owners Kate and Casey McEachern renovated the space from top to bottom […]