Christopher Kranich

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Downtown San Jose affordable apartments planned near Google village

SAN JOSE — Developers hope to replace a long-time welding shop with a tower of hundreds of affordable apartments near Google’s proposed transit …

Urban Design

AC Hotel will open in Sunnyvale this summer

SUNNYVALE — The number of hotels in Silicon Valley is about to grow, with a new AC Hotel slated to arrive in Sunnyvale this summer.<p>AC Hotels is …

Hospitality

Santana Row readies eclectic restaurant, retail openings

SAN JOSE — Santana Row is readying new restaurant and retail openings, an array of additions that defy the slump for brick-and-mortar …

Silicon Valley

Hotel tower planned near Santana Row amid Google effect

SAN JOSE — Santana Row is miles from the site of Google’s proposed transit-oriented community in downtown San Jose, yet a developer believes a …

Silicon Valley

Why the Bay Area is the epicenter of California’s housing crisis

The same story is playing out, over and over: People are flocking to the Bay Area for high-skilled, highly paid jobs, while cashiers, teachers and …

Housing

New extended-stay hotel approved for vacant Milpitas lot

A five-story, 194-room extended-stay hotel could rise next year from a vacant Milpitas lot formerly owned by the city’s redevelopment agency.<p>At its …

Hospitality

High-rise hotel eyed for prime downtown San Jose site

SAN JOSE — A hotel tower is being planned for a prime site in downtown San Jose, a short distance from a future Google transit village and a pending …

Mountain View: Nearly 450 housing units planned near downtown

A developer’s plan to build hundreds of housing units on six acres near downtown Mountain View received high marks from the City Council this week.<p>At …

San Jose Berryessa transit village pushes forward near BART station

SAN JOSE — The developers of a transit village next to San Jose’s first BART station say they are pushing forward with more intense densities and …

Sacramento made us do it: Cities blame lawmakers for unpopular housing decisions

Carefully, like a doctor explaining treatment options to a sick patient, a consultant for a tiny Peninsula city laid out a stark choice: Allow 2,000 …

How BART’s extension into San Jose will transform the South Bay

With BART’s plans for its four-station extension into San Jose and Santa Clara expected to be approved later this month, all eyes are turning to how …

Downtown San Jose tech campus edges closer to reality

SAN JOSE — Developers who have proposed a big tech campus in downtown San Jose have edged closer to launching the project by requesting construction …

San Jose airport office complex readies expansion after 8×8 lease

SAN JOSE — The developers of the Coleman Highline project, bolstered by their ice breaker lease with fast-rising tech firm 8×8, have swiftly begun to …

Developer tries to fast-track housing at Vallco Mall under new state law

CUPERTINO — Fed up with years of false-starts and controversy, the owner of defunct Vallco Mall on Tuesday went over city officials’ heads with a new …

Two well-known Bay Area developers square off for huge South San Francisco housing site

Two well-known Bay Area developers are facing off to develop a 6-acre housing site in South San Francisco near the city’s BART Station. City …

San Francisco

The obscure California housing law almost everyone wants to fix

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)</i><p>It’s a little-known, wonky state housing requirement <b></b>that almost every town, …

Oakland apartments get underway at Jack London Square

OAKLAND — CIM Group has begun constructing a residential tower at Jack London Square in downtown Oakland that will add hundreds of housing units to …

Our View: The haves versus the have-nots

A lot divides San Francisco when it comes to housing: Affordable vs. market-rate. Progressives vs. moderates. NIMBYs vs. YIMBYs. But the city’s most …

Housing

Facebook to kick off $300 million campus expansion in Menlo Park

Facebook is close to starting construction on a $303 million phase of its massive headquarters expansion in Menlo Park. The social media network …

Social Media

BART seeks tower developer at Oakland's Lake Merritt station

BART wants a mix of commercial and residential in a "catalyst project that creates an active neighborhood hub." Whether it will get that remains to …

Urban Design

NKF realty brokerage moves Silicon Valley HQ to Santana Row

SAN JOSE — Newmark Knight Frank, a veteran commercial realty brokerage, has agreed to move its Silicon Valley headquarters to San Jose’s Santana Row …

Downtown Oakland will get big apartment complex after property purchase

OAKLAND — Downtown Oakland will get a big apartment complex now that two developers have bought a parcel where the residential tower will rise.<p>CIM …

Berkeley housing development first to seek fast-track under controversial new law

BERKELEY — Developers who have been trying, and failing, for five years to get approval to build hundreds of housing units on a parking lot here went …

Mare Island: The next Portland or Seattle?

“We want this to be a really great place in Vallejo that people are proud of again. There are fifth generations of families here because of the …

Exclusive: 267 apartments proposed in Oakland's hot Uptown district near Lake Merritt

Developers and investors have flocked to the Grand Avenue section near Lake Merritt, which is also a few blocks from the 19th Street BART station.

San Francisco

Will San Jose grow up or out?

Bob Staedler has had a front-row seat to witness and influence many of the changes in downtown San Jose and throughout the rest of the Bay Area’s …

20,000 new homes by BART stations? A new California zoning bill aims to speed building

SACRAMENTO — Cities reluctant to OK housing on BART’s expansive parking lots and other land owned by the rail system would be forced to allow it …

Exclusive: Wells Fargo selling East Bay land zoned for hundreds of apartments

A project at the site could be the largest housing development in San Leandro, potentially surpassing a 485-unit project on the waterfront, and …

Real Estate

California gears up for a battle over single-family zoning near transit

SACRAMENTO — Taking aim at climate change, highway gridlock and soaring housing costs, a California lawmaker has ignited a red-hot debate with a …

Guest opinion: Market-rate housing vs. affordable: It's not either-or. It's both

Some falsely portray California’s housing crisis — which poses a huge threat to our state’s economy, environment, diversity, health and quality of …

Housing