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The Next Era In San Francisco’s Development: It’s All About Density

Going green might be trendy (and we’re all for it), but as far as we’re concerned it’s a focus on density (and infill) that will define the next era in San Francisco’s development, neighborhoods, and lifestyle. Speaking of (or on) which, David Baker will be delivering a “Better Living... Read More »

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

Frederick Knows His Piers (A.K.A. Cruise Ships Closer To Pier 27)

According to the San Francisco Business Times, a “blue-ribbon panel on the future of San Francisco’s cruise ship industry” (“led by former Port Commissioner Frankie Lee and Chamber of Commerce President Steve Falk”) agrees with what Frederick noted back in April: San Francisco’s new cruise ship terminal will likely... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On The 8 Washington Street Project

The SocketSite Scoop On The 8 Washington Street Project

Pacific Waterfront Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System have been working on plans to redevelop the area “bounded by The Embarcadero, Washington and Drumm Streets.” And as proposed, the 8 Washington Street Project would replace a surface parking lot (which could be a problem considering it’s Seawall... Read More »

It’s Official: Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines Win The Transbay Competition

It’s Official, the Pelli Clarke Pelli/Hines team have won the Transbay Terminal and Tower design competition. But even as they selected the Hines-Pelli team over two rivals, leaders of the Transbay Joint Powers Authority stressed that the proposal now on the table is a starting point, not a fait... Read More »

841 Webster Returns: And Perhaps It’s Now “Priced to Rent!”

841 Webster Returns: And Perhaps It’s Now “Priced to Rent!”

As a tipster notes, 841 Webster (which failed to sell at $989,000 despite four months on the market, a total of $310,000 in reductions, and advertising “Priced to Sell!”) has returned to the market as a rental. And according to craigslist, they’re looking for $4,950 a month. We’ll just... Read More »

JustQuotes: Architecture Check (And Opinion) On Isle Three

“The new Whole Foods Market in San Francisco shows with meticulous precision why upscale grocery stores are coveted by communities that want to see themselves as fully rounded or on the map. In the process, it also shows the design gap between mainstream America’s stylish retail environments and the... Read More »

And Like There’s Any Chance We Could Resist (700 Broderick)

And Like There’s Any Chance We Could Resist (700 Broderick)

We’re sure there’s a story out there somewhere about 700 Broderick, we just haven’t found it (yet). And yes, the lack of interior photography did raise an eyebrow (or two). UPDATE: And not too surprisingly, the conversation quickly turns to NOPA. Or Lower Divisadero. Or Western Additon. Or whatever... Read More »

JustQuotes: True Or Not, At Least It Sounds Good

“What it will mean for San Francisco to have its tallest building be the Transbay Terminal tower is a statement that our highest value is ecology,” said Gabriel Metcalf, executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, a local public policy think tank. “It will be... Read More »

Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod)

Hines And Pelli Clarke Pelli Bid The Most (And Get The Transbay Nod)

It’s true, the Hines/Pelli Clarke Pelli proposal for “City Park” has won (save an uprising by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority Board, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, or the Planning Commission) the design competition for San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal and Tower. The winning Transbay terminal proposal by developer... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center + Tower: More Proposal Porn

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center + Tower: More Proposal Porn

Forest City has launched a new website with a bit more video, renderings and background information on the Richard Rogers design proposal for San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center and Tower. And as a plugged-in tipster notes, the complete Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) presentation along with additional animations... Read More »