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Refined Designs and Timing for Uber’s New HQ and Open Space

Refined Designs and Timing for Uber’s New HQ and Open Space

With the anticipated groundbreaking having been pushed back, SHoP Architects has refined the designs for Uber’s two worldwide headquarters buildings to rise up to eleven stories in Mission Bay, upon the former Salesforce parcels at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, adjacent to the Golden State Warriors arena and event... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Will Break Ground Tomorrow

Following three years of delays, the ground for a new Mission District park at 17th & Folsom Streets will officially be broken tomorrow at 3:30PM. The 32,000-square-foot park, which should be open by the end of the year or in early 2017, will include an outdoor classroom/performance space and... Read More »

Refined Designs and Timing for Eagle Plaza

Refined Designs and Timing for Eagle Plaza

As part of the approved 1532 Harrison project, which should break ground later this year and rise up to seven stories at Harrison and 12th Streets, the stretch of 12th between Harrison and Bernice will be converted into a “slow street” and public outdoor space dubbed Eagle Plaza, with... Read More »

An 8,600-Square-Foot House That Can Power Itself and Two Teslas

An 8,600-Square-Foot House That Can Power Itself and Two Teslas

Despite its 8,600-square-foot size, which doesn’t include over 1,600 square feet of terrace, the annual electric bill for the newly-built Portola Valley home at 3 Redberry Ridge will likely be less than for a 200-square-foot micro-unit in San Francisco. And that includes powering two Teslas (or the like). With... Read More »

Progress for a Proposed 127-Unit Potrero Hill Development

Progress for a Proposed 127-Unit Potrero Hill Development

Martin Building is pushing forward with plans for a Lower Potrero Hill development to rise up to five-stories at 17th and Arkansas Streets, across from Jackson Park. As designed by BAR Architects, the proposed 88 Arkansas project includes 127 apartments – a mix of 25 studios averaging 435 square... Read More »

Priortity Given to Redevelopment of a Market Street Mortuary

Priortity Given to Redevelopment of a Market Street Mortuary

While proposals for new buildings in San Francisco are typically assigned, reviewed and completed by San Francisco’s Planning Department in the order they’re received, there are a couple of ways to jump the line. And as a proposed LEED Platinum project “with an exceptionally high standard for green building,”... Read More »

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Ready to Break Ground

Waylaid Mission District Park Project Ready to Break Ground

Following three years of delays and three rounds of bidding, two rounds of which were rejected when every bid came in over-budget before even breaking ground, the contract to build the 17th and Folsom Street Park is slated to be approved this week, construction should soon commence, and the... Read More »

Development to Transform Potrero’s East Slope Slated for Big Vote

Development to Transform Potrero’s East Slope Slated for Big Vote

With a refined design by Min Day, the proposed 250-unit Potrero Hill development to rise below the neighborhood’s 33-acre public housing site that’s to be razed and rebuilt could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week. As part of the 1395 22nd Street project, 6,500 square feet of... Read More »

Bayview Rising, Take Two

Bayview Rising, Take Two

Plans to construct a four-story building with 12 residential units over a bit of commercial space upon the vacant 4101 Third Street lot, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, were abandoned in the last downturn. But over the past year, the property owner has been working with the City, Bayview... Read More »

Raising the Roof, Retail and Public Space in SoMa

Raising the Roof, Retail and Public Space in SoMa

Built in 1966 and last remodeled in 1998, plans to add four stories atop the existing seven-story building at 633 Folsom Street, adjacent to the 200-foot BLU (631 Folsom), are working their way through Planning. The proposed addition would add 90,000 square feet of office space to the 172,000... Read More »