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Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell The Toilet Snark?

Warriors Arena Redesigned, Enough To Quell The Toilet Snark?

It hasn’t yet been officially released nor distributed, but the conceptual design for the Golden State Warriors proposed arena to rise in Mission Bay has been revised, perhaps in part to flush the snarky commentary the earlier plan evoked. The most noticeable change to design, as newly outlined above, is along the northeast corner of the Read More »

550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context

550-Foot Block 5 Tower And Terraces In Context

As we first revealed last week, the designs for the proposed 550-foot office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale, also known as Transbay Block 5, have been revised and now include a series of large terraces on both the northwest and southeast corners of the building. And we now have Read More »

New Details And Timing For Twisty 400-Foot Tower

New Details And Timing For Twisty 400-Foot Tower

Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with their plans to build a modern 400-foot residential tower designed by architect Jeanne Gang on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear Street (a.k.a 100 Folsom Street or Transbay Block 1). In addition to the 40-story tower with “migrating bay” windows which would be offset on each floor and Read More »

Underbuilding Along San Francisco’s New Transit Spine

Underbuilding Along San Francisco’s New Transit Spine

Speaking of development along San Francisco’s emergent Fourth Street Transit spine, while the City’s Central SoMa Plan envisions up-zoning the southwest corner of Brannan and Fourth to allow a tower of up to 250-feet to rise on the site, TMG Partners appears to be moving forward with plans to build a six-story building on a large Read More »

Union Square Rents Rocket, Strongest Growth Worldwide

Union Square Rents Rocket, Strongest Growth Worldwide

Rents for retail spaces around San Francisco’s Union Square have increased at the fastest pace of all prime retail areas across the globe over the past year, up 30 percent to an average of $650 per square-foot per year, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s latest Main Streets Across the World report. That being said, the average Read More »

Environmental Review Of Warriors Mission Bay Arena Plan Underway

Environmental Review Of Warriors Mission Bay Arena Plan Underway

The cornerstone environmental review for the Golden State Warriors’ proposed arena, retail and office development to rise across eleven acres in Mission Bay is officially underway and the public meeting to discuss the scope of the Planning Department’s report for the project has been scheduled for December 9. The Department is aiming to finish and Read More »

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

Four New Policy Papers To Shape SF’s Central SoMa Plan

San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan will define the City’s vision and strategies, and the overall potential, for developing the area bounded by Market, Sixth, Second and Townsend Streets, 260 acres of prime urban space bisected by the Central Subway project and an emergent Fourth Street transit spine. En route to publishing the plan’s Draft Environmental Read More »

West SoMa Development Watch: 99 Rausch Refined

West SoMa Development Watch: 99 Rausch Refined

The cement plaster lattice which was originally intended to frame a phantom sixth floor on the corner of the proposed building to rise at Folsom and Rausch has been removed from the project’s final design, but otherwise the architecture for the development dubbed 99 Rausch remains fundamentally the same and is slated to be approved Read More »

“Urban Outlet” Retail Center To Rise On Candlestick Point

“Urban Outlet” Retail Center To Rise On Candlestick Point

An agreement to develop a 500,000-square-foot “urban outlet” retail center on the site of the soon-to-be-former Candlestick Park has been signed and the shopping center is slated to open in 2017, developed in partnership between Lennar, the neighborhood’s master developer, and retail developer Macerich, the developer of The Village at Corte Madera and Broadway Plaza in Read More »

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

As you might have guessed, it’s not only the ground floor of the proposed Transbay Block 5 office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale which has been refined and redesigned, but the entire 550-foot building. Large outdoor terraces still step-up the side of the tower, a central element of the design Read More »

Warriors’ Plan For Managing New Arena Traffic In Mission Bay

Warriors’ Plan For Managing New Arena Traffic In Mission Bay

The Golden State Warriors’ plan for managing the traffic from a projected 200+ events a year to be held at their proposed Mission Bay Arena was presented to the Mission Bay Citizens Advisory Committee last night. With the Warriors currently assuming that 55 percent of attendees for big events will be arriving in their own Read More »

New Plans For Transbay Block To Contribute To The Public Realm

New Plans For Transbay Block To Contribute To The Public Realm

The ground floor plan and lobby for the proposed 550-foot office tower to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale have been completely redesigned by the building’s architects (Goettsch Partners and SCB) to make “a more positive contribution to the public realm” and “a stronger connection to its block and adjacent properties.” Read More »

Three Chains Angling For Castro Street Openings

Three Chains Angling For Castro Street Openings

Philz Coffee, Hamburger Mary’s and SoulCycle are all angling to land on Castro Street and the one hearing which could clear the way for all three to land on the street has been scheduled for December 4. As proposed, SoulCycle will take over the iconic Bank of America building formerly occupied by Diesel at 400 Read More »

New Designs And Timing For Big Mission Bay Hotel

New Designs And Timing For Big Mission Bay Hotel

The designs for the 250-room SoMa Mission Bay Hotel to rise on the northwest corner of Third and Channel Streets have been refined and the developer is now planning to start construction in the fourth quarter of 2015. The project includes a 40-foot podium that defines the street edge along Third and Channel Streets…and a Read More »

From Carpets To Condos, Offices Or A New Mid-Market Hotel?

From Carpets To Condos, Offices Or A New Mid-Market Hotel?

Zoned for a tower to rise up to 250 feet in height and the development of high-density residential, offices, retail or a hotel, the three corner parcels at the intersection of Otis and 12th Streets, including the two-story A&M Carpets building at 98 12th Street and the three-story building at 14 Otis next door, have just Read More »