Coronavirus Shelter-In-Place: Spy Shop, Construction Projects, Golf Club Among Essential ServicesAround the Bay Area, the unnatural stillness of the streets cannot be denied. Sidewalks and roads are empty. But if you look closely enough, some people and entities are still conducting business as usual.
Building Permit Fees In Marin County Going Up 43% On AverageMarin County supervisors Tuesday approved increasing fees for building and safety permits by an average of 43 percent.
Developers, Housing Advocates At Odds Over Plan For More Affordable Homes In San JoseAffordable housing advocates and property owners have attacked a plan the San Jose City Council is considering to spur renovation and new development of rent-controlled properties.
East Bay Neighbors Wary Of Habitat For Humanity Plan To Build Seven Townhomes On Single LotHabitat for Humanity is getting a piece of property in the East Bay for a bargain price, but neighbors are concerned the development plans may be a bit too ambitious.
Crew Cutting Asphalt Strikes Gas Line In San MateoA shallow gas line was struck by a construction crew digging a trench in a residential area of San Mateo on Wednesday morning, according to the San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department.
Final Phase Begins On Construction Of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike/Pedestrian PathCyclists and walkers will soon join the hundreds of thousands of cars that cross the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge each day. Crews have begun the last phase of construction of the new bicycle/pedestrian bridge path on the bridges's upper deck.
San Jose Lawmakers Weigh High Cost Of Continued Subsidies To High-Rise DevelopersA highly charged housing issue is taking shape at San Jose City Hall Tuesday night. At issue is whether the city should continue to give subsidies to high-rise residential developers.
Evacuations Lifted After Saratoga Gas Leak StoppedEvacuations were lifted Thursday afternoon for several homes in the area of a natural gas leak in Saratoga, Santa Clara County fire officials said.
Bay Area Apartment Construction Up In 2019, But Lags Other Major AreasThe number of apartments to be built in the Bay Area is expected to rise in 2019, with more than 11,000 units being built.
San Francisco's Central Subway System Delayed Again For At Least 2 YearsSan Francisco’s problem-plagued, $1.6 Billion central subway system will now be substantially delayed for at least two years, an SFMTA spokesperson said Wednesday.
BART Says Track Work Near Lafayette, Highway 24 Ahead of ScheduleBART officials said Monday that some planned track closures near the Lafayette station on upcoming weekends are no longer necessary because construction crews rebuilding a large section of trackway are ahead of schedule.
Mountain View Toxic Superfund Site Clean Enough For New Housing ConstructionA parcel of land in Mountain View which sits on the western edge of the Superfund boundary is now an active construction site after years of remediation and decontamination.
Caltrans Plans 2-Week Closure For Highway 50 Near South Lake TahoeBay Area drivers heading to South Lake Tahoe this fall will have to take a long detour, as a stretch of Highway 50 will be closed for two weeks next month.
BART Construction Crane Knocks Down Power Lines In Lafayette, Causes Delays On Hwy. 24A crane working on BART tracks clipped power lines, which fell onto Highway 24 in Lafayette, closing down the freeway for about an hour early Monday and forcing intermittent closures for much of the afternoon.
San Jose Streamlines Permits, Approvals To Build Affordable Backyard 'Granny Units'Recognizing the permit and approval process for so-called “granny units” as onerous, expensive, and time-consuming, the city of San Jose has streamlined the steps and cut red tape.