February 20, 2013
Getting In On The Ground Floor At Second And Howard
As we first reported yesterday, Tishman’s previously approved 350-foot office tower at 222 Second Street is set to start rising this summer assuming San Francisco’s Planning Commission signs off on a slight modification to the tower’s footprint following the failed acquisition and incorporation of 631 Howard Street’s loading dock.
While the modified footprint will result in 2,900 fewer square feet of ground floor retail on the corner of Tehama and Second Streets, over 8,000 square feet of enclosed publicly-accessible open space will still be built along Howard. Click the ground floor plan above, or the pre-modified plan below, to enlarge:
∙ Second Street Tower Ready To Start Construction This Summer [SocketSite]
First Published: February 20, 2013 11:00 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
If there's going to be "food service" in that publicly accessible open space, it seems to me that it's essentially as good as retail space from an urbanist's perspective. Seems like it'll just be a big coffee shop or similar. I like that idea - not enough big coffee shops in the area, too many are just walkups or takeout places or places with a total of ten seats.
Posted by: anon at February 20, 2013 11:19 AM
From the looks of the floorplan the food service / public space could indeed be open to the public without compromising building access and security.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at February 20, 2013 12:46 PM
It'll be a great location for some food trucks.
Posted by: Alai at February 21, 2013 5:19 PM