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Timing for New 55-Story Tower and Podiums on Transbay Block 8

Timing for New 55-Story Tower and Podiums on Transbay Block 8

Having broken ground at the end of 2016, the 55-story tower and two podium buildings rising along Folsom Street, on Transbay Block 8 between Fremont and First, are now expected to be ready for occupancy in the second quarter of 2019. As designed by Fougeron Architecture, the two podium... Read More »

Plans to Limit Restaurants and Bars as Neighborhood Retail Falters

Plans to Limit Restaurants and Bars as Neighborhood Retail Falters

With the rise of online retail sales and services impacting the viability of brick and mortar retail in San Francisco, landlords are seeing an increase in demand for street level spaces to be occupied by new restaurants and bars and an increase in vacancies for spaces which are restricted... Read More »

Approved Plans for a Supersized Safeway Scrapped

Approved Plans for a Supersized Safeway Scrapped

In the works for over a decade, the approved plans to completely overhaul and supersize the outdated Sunnyside Safeway at 625 Monterey Boulevard have been scrapped. Instead, the existing store will simply be renovated and “upgraded” in place, possibly without ever closing its doors. The original plans, which would... Read More »

Development Driving the Office Market in San Francisco

Development Driving the Office Market in San Francisco

The average asking rent for office space in San Francisco inched up 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 to end the year at an all-time high of $71.02 per square foot per year. That being said, the year-over-year gain in asking rent dropped to 1.8 percent, down... Read More »

The Antithesis of Swoopy at Fifth and Brannan as Newly Proposed

The Antithesis of Swoopy at Fifth and Brannan as Newly Proposed

While Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to completely redevelop the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, across from the contentious San Francisco Tennis Club project, an all-new approach for the 598 Brannan Street project has been proposed. Michael Maltzan Architecture is now leading the design charge... Read More »

This Will Define San Francisco in 2018

This Will Define San Francisco in 2018

Yes, the proposed development to rise at Fourth and Harrison has been redesigned by HOK for Boston Properties, incorporating a more curvilinear approach which would rise up to a height of 185 feet and yield 765,600 square feet of office space; 34,500 square feet of “modern” Production, Distribution and... Read More »

Refined Designs and Impact Report for a Block-Sized Development

Refined Designs and Impact Report for a Block-Sized Development

Zoned for the potential development of up to 1,556 residential units, 2.8 million square feet of office space or a combination of the two, the preliminary plans for the proposed “Eastline” project to rise across the entire 3-acre Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets... Read More »

Details behind the City’s Big Deal for Beleaguered McDonald’s Site

Details behind the City’s Big Deal for Beleaguered McDonald’s Site

While originally expected to cost the city around $10 million, an agreement for the City of San Francisco to purchase the beleaguered McDonald’s at the corner of Stayan and Haight Streets for $15.5 million has been drafted, a purchase agreement which includes the entirety of the restaurant’s parking lot... Read More »

Philz Sets Its Sights on Polk Street

Philz Sets Its Sights on Polk Street

Philz Coffee is planning to take over the former Russian Hill Bookstore storefront at 2230 Polk Street which has been vacant for five months. As proposed, while the interior of the Polk Street space would be renovated, the exterior would remain relatively the same, save some new signage. But... Read More »

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Fear of Millennial Revelry Results in Hotel Rebranding and Redesign

Facing pushback from a number of Planning Commissioners who echoed the fears of neighbors that the proposed Moxy Hotel, a Marriott brand which targets the millennial traveler, “who understands that style can be delivered at attractive prices,” could attract “late-night activity that is incompatible with the adjacent residential development,”... Read More »