January 3, 2011

178 Townsend Moves Forward While 72 Townsend Leases Instead

178 Townsend 1/3/11 (www.SocketSite.com)

While Martin Building moves forward with the redevelopment of 178 Townsend into 94 rental units over commercial, West Bay Builders President Paul Thompson’s plan to move forward with the 74-unit redevelopment of 72 Townsend is on hold for at least five years as Federated Media has leased the building instead. As 178 Townsend should look after:

178 Townsend Design

178 Townsend Funded While 72 Townsend Vows To Move Forward [SocketSite]
178 Townsend Approved To Become Mixed-Use With 94 Rentals [SocketSite]
72 Townsend: So Close, But Yet So Far For 74 Approved Units [SocketSite]

First Published: January 3, 2011 3:00 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

kinda weird. i'm a huge fan of ugly pomo architecture, but i'm not sure i like. of course, it might help if they rendered it in something newer than 3D Home Architect for Windows 95.

Posted by: EH at January 3, 2011 3:35 PM

its was done on revit chief

Posted by: b at January 3, 2011 4:14 PM

wow, it's definitely weird looking, but it's kind of beautiful. can't wait to see if they pull it off.

Posted by: MH for Movoto at January 4, 2011 9:25 AM

Ugly. Why is the building set back so far from the facade? Definitely seems strange.

Posted by: Snark17 at January 4, 2011 9:54 AM

That sure looks ugly and it's worse then the Ritz-Carlton old and new building.

Posted by: Mike at January 4, 2011 10:05 AM

snark17: i bet there's going to be a deck or starbucks or whatever.

Posted by: EH at January 4, 2011 4:16 PM

No final verdict until complete, but right now my favorite project in the city... I was hoping it would stay condos - I would have liked to buy one.

But you know what they say about opinions, and this is only mine. We'll see how it looks when done.

Posted by: gcbc at January 4, 2011 7:54 PM

used to be able to watch this construction from my office.

I hate this project with a passion. Just what SOMA needs...more condos.

I liked the use as a parking lot MUCH better.

Posted by: wankerrific at January 5, 2011 3:01 PM

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