While the area defined as “Central SoMa” has shrunk from 260 to 230 acres, with the majority of the area’s northern boundary having been shifted to the south of Howard versus Market Street, the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan now includes the potential for an additional 7,800 units of housing and office space for an additional 45,000 jobs, versus 3,500 additional units of housing and space for 28,000 jobs as outlined in the draft plan.
Big changes from the draft plan include an upzoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height, versus 85 feet as originally envisioned, and an increase along Harrison between Second and Third to allow building up to 350 feet in height.
But the maximum height for the SF Tennis Club site at Brannan and Fifth remains at 200 feet despite the proposed plans for a 250-foot tower to rise.
The Harrison Street site between Third and Fourth, upon which Boston Properties has proposed building a modern 240-foot tower development, isn’t proposed to be up-zoned for more than 160 feet in height.
And the former K&L Wine Merchants parcel along 4th Street isn’t proposed to be upzoned for more than 250 feet in height despite plans for a 350-foot tower having been drawn.
The Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the corner of Townsend and Fourth remain the one Central SoMa site slated to be upzoned for building over 350 feet in height, which would allow Tishman Speyer to construct a 400-foot tower, and possibly a 350-foot sister tower, as preliminary proposed.