While some celebrate the news that construction on the 378 foot tower to rise at 535 Mission Street will soon recommence, others wonder if the developers aren’t selling themselves and San Francisco short as the site is zoned for 550 Feet.
As massed above for SocketSite by steelblue, proposed and approved developments abound in the Transit Center District (“Mid-Market” ends at Fifth), with height limits recently raised to meet the growing demand for space and fund development of the area:
At 378 feet, 535 Mission will be dwarfed by the towers of 50 First Street on just the other side of Mission which are proposed to reach over 800 feet. Across City Park from 535 Mission, a 750 tower is now zoned to rise. And of course, the 1,070 foot Transbay Tower is just down the street at 101 First and Mission.
In the foreground above, the 700 foot tower at 181 Fremont rises among others.