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Union fund finances first San Francisco project in $1 billion initiative

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) has announced the first project under its $1 billion Bay Area Investment Initiative for jobs and affordable housing...
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Canadian homebuilder charged with misrepresentation, contracting without a license after seeking California wildfire clients

A Canadian homebuilder who angered clients in Fort McMurray, Alberta, after a major 2016 wildfire caused construction delays amidst serious dislocations, has been charged...

Skanska starts work on $90 million Cordilleras Health System project

Skanska says it has signed a contract with San Mateo County to build five new buildings for Cordilleras Health System in Redwood City. The $90 million contract...
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San Jose to join San Francisco and Berkeley in restricting natural gas from new...

San Jose about to ban natural gas from nearly all new construction as part of a growing movement to usher in an era of...
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South San Francisco approves Genenetech’s expansion master plan

M Roche’s Genentech is preparing a major expansion at its South San Francisco home. In late November, the local city council approved Genentech’s proposal to...
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Six alarm fire destroys Berkeley apartment building under construction

Firefighters battled a six-alarm fire on Nov. 21 at an apartment building under construction near the University of California campus in Berkeley. Berkeley firefighters received...
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San Francisco to ban natural gas in new building construction

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have approved a ban on natural gas in newly-constructed buildings in the city, reports CBS Local. San Francisco is...
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City of Oakland launches new app to schedule building inspections

The City of Oakland’s Planning and Building Department has launched a new application, Oakland Building Inspection Request, to make it easier for customers to...

San Francisco to speed up affordable housing construction

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has announced what are described as new process improvements to speed up the approval of affordable housing. The improvements are...
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Oceanwide Holdings pauses construction on ‘troubled’ $1.6 billion San Francisco project: SF Business Times

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has temporarily paused construction of its troubled $1.6 billion Oceanwide Center project in downtown San Francisco as a result of the...
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NAVFAC Southwest awards $750 million contract for waterfront facilities construction, renovation, repair

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded a $750 million maximum contract for new construction, repair, and renovation of waterfront facilities at...
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Construction begins on “best municipal skatepark in California”

Spohn Ranch has started construction on La Quinta’s X Park that would be "the best municipal skatepark in the State of California." The 40,000-sq.-ft. facility...

San Diego residential project secures $20.7 million construction loan

ACRES has originated a $20.7 million loan to fund the construction and stabilization of the North Park Community Center, a multifamily project featuring multifamily...