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Record Pipeline of Projects in SF but Actual Building Slows Down

Record Pipeline of Projects in SF but Actual Building Slows Down

With the number of newly proposed units of housing to be built in San Francisco having outpaced the number of units that finished up construction in the fourth quarter of last year, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco has increased by 1,950 to... Read More »

Ambitious Conservatory of Music Project Approved

Ambitious Conservatory of Music Project Approved

The upzoning, development agreement and authorization needed for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s proposed twelve-story building to rise up to 120 feet in height at 200 Van Ness Avenue, between Hayes Street and Dr. Tom Waddell Place, were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last night. In addition... Read More »

Timing for San Francisco’s Transit Center Pushed Back

Timing for San Francisco’s Transit Center Pushed Back

While the 5.4-acre rooftop park atop San Francisco’s future Transbay/Salesforce Transit Center is on track to be fully planted, landscaped and construction complete in June, the timing to complete the $2.3 billion building below has slipped anew. Originally expected to be substantially complete at the end of 2017, the... Read More »

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

The Hotelless Plans for the San Francisco Armory

While the developer who recently paid $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory in the Mission has ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels, the zoning of the parcel upon which the Armory sits (Urban Mixed Use) would have to be changed to allow... Read More »

State Drops Legal Challenge of SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Measure

State Drops Legal Challenge of SF’s Waterfront Height Limit Measure

The State of California has agreed to drop its legal challenge of San Francisco’s Proposition B, the voter-approved “No Wall on the Waterfront” measure which maintains existing height limits for waterfront property under the control of the Port of San Francisco unless a specific up-zoning is approved by the... Read More »

Plans to Underground the San Francisco Tennis Club Revealed

Plans to Underground the San Francisco Tennis Club Revealed

The plans for a massive redevelopment of the San Francisco Tennis Club site at 645 5th Street are moving forward and have been redesigned and newly rendered below by IwamotoScott and Studios Architecture. As now formally proposed, the 88 Bluxome Street project would yield 833,000 square feet of office... Read More »

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

Proposed SoMa Tower Sheds 100 Feet of Height

With Planning having balked at the proposed height of a 350-foot-tall tower to rise at 636 4th Street, upon the former K&L Wine Merchants building parcel which is currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height but is slated to be up-zoned to 250-feet if San... Read More »

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

Developer Pays $65 Million for the Armory in SF

A developer with ties to the Soho House chain of private clubs and hotels has paid a reported $65 million for the landmark San Francisco Armory at 1800 Mission Street in the Mission which had been home to Kink.com. Peter Acworth, the founder of Kink, purchased the century-old armory... Read More »

Plan to Fix Sinking SF Tower About to Be Tested

Plan to Fix Sinking SF Tower About to Be Tested

Plans to permanently right the sinking Millennium Tower by retrofitting the building’s foundation with a series of new compression micropiles which would be drilled down to the bedrock below are about to be tested. As proposed, three test micropiles will be drilled and filled down to a depth of... Read More »

Refined Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Transbay Tower Revealed

Refined Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Transbay Tower Revealed

Having faced some pushback from Planning early last year, the plans for a 61-story tower to rise up to 800 feet in height upon Transbay Parcel F at 542-550 Howard Street have been newly refined by the F4 Transbay Partners project team (which includes Hines, Urban Pacific Development and... Read More »