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Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

Salesforce Transit Center Won’t Reopen in October

The new Salesforce Transit Center will remain closed through the end of October, at least. While the center’s rooftop park could reopen before the cracked beams which support it are fixed, it won’t reopen before the root cause of the fissures is known. And bus service won’t return to... Read More »

Folsom Street Fare

Folsom Street Fare

In the works since 2015, plans to level the former AltSchool building at 1245 Folsom Street and build up to 64 feet in height upon its through-block site could be approved this week. As redesigned by D-Scheme Studio and now sporting a more industrial, versus upscale contemporary, look, the... Read More »

Auto Row Development on the Market in Oakland

Auto Row Development on the Market in Oakland

Having qualified for a streamlined environmental review and hearing, the proposed 45-unit ‘luxury community’ to rise at 3300 Broadway, along Oakland’s Auto Row, was approved by the city eight months ago and building permits for the projected $23.6 million development were requested. In addition to the 45 residential units,... Read More »

Supersized Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Supersized Van Ness Corridor Development Closer to Reality

Having recently doubled the proposed density of the previously approved project to rise upon the former service station site on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Filbert, the façade of the supersized development has been redesigned. As newly rendered by Costa Brown Architecture above, versus earlier this year, the proposed... Read More »

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Oakland A’s Ballpark Development

While the Oakland A’s have yet to ink a deal for building a new Major League Baseball stadium at Howard Terminal, a 50-acre waterfront site to the west of Jack London Square, Governor Jerry Brown has signed the Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project Bill (a.k.a. AB 734) which could... Read More »

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

WeWork Will Be Allowed to Bid for 30-Acre Site in the Presidio

While it wasn’t endorsed by the Trust’s staff, and their concept proposal wasn’t deemed to be mission driven nor backed by a qualified team, WeWork has made the Presidio Trust Board’s short-list of four finalists that will be allowed to make a formal bid to redevelop the roughly two... Read More »

Refined Plans for “Too Tall” Hotel Tower

Refined Plans for “Too Tall” Hotel Tower

Having rejected the Planning Department’s recommendation that the height of a proposed tower to rise upon the Il Massimo building’s parcel at 439 Washington Street, which sits in a “transitional zone” between Downtown and the Jackson Square historic district, should be cut in half, Peninsular Realty is pushing forward with plans... Read More »

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

SF’s Ambitious Central SoMa Plan Could be Adopted Next Month

With San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors having upheld the certification of the City’s plan to mitigate the projected environmental impacts of its ambitious Central SoMa Plan, rejecting a handful of appeals in a majority vote, the Board is now on track to adopt the plan next month. If adopted... Read More »

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Second Cracked Beam Found in New Salesforce Transit Center

Having discovered a second, adjacent, cracked beam in the new Salesforce Transit Center, the center will remain closed for “at least another week” as inspections continue and engineers attempt to identify the cause of the fissures and next steps. The two beams span Fremont Street, near the leaning Millennium... Read More »

Fissure Forces Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

Fissure Forces Closure of New Salesforce Transit Center

A newly discovered fissure in at least one of the steel beams which supports the roof and 5.4-acre park atop the new Salesforce Transit Center has resulted in an emergency closure of the $2.2 billion center which opened last month. As such, the former temporary terminal, which has yet... Read More »