Via San Francisco’s Planning Department:
In late 2007 the Planning Department began a planning effort for the southern portion of downtown San Francisco in the vicinity of the Transbay Transit Center. The Plan is considering increasing development capacity around the improved regional transit facility to support transit usage and to raise revenue for the transit project, modifying the downtown skyline, and proposing public realm improvements to support this high-activity area.
After some study and analysis, the Department now has information and initial ideas regarding land use, urban form, historic preservation, streets and open spaces. We would like to share these with the public and gather feedback.
Date: Wednesday April 30, 2008
Place: 536 Mission Street (Golden Gate University), Room 2201
To paraphrase in part: recommended building heights for the competition winning 1,200 foot Transbay Tower and environs.
UPDATE: From a plugged-in reader in attendance: “The presentation was conservative as to height. Only the new proposed TransBay terminal to be perhaps 1,000 to 1,200 ft. With all future buildings to be shorter. Say good bye to the Renzo Piano project!!”
∙ Transbay Transit Center: Community Insight (And Involvement) [SocketSite]
∙ Reaching for the sky South of Market [SFGate]
∙ Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod) [SocketSite]