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New And Improved: Transbay District Rising

New And Improved: Transbay District Rising

Since we first featured steelblue’s animation for San Francisco’s future Transbay Transit Center last year, a few more renderings have been added to the introductory flyover which includes twenty-three other area developments and two parks which are either under construction, approved or slated to be built. Now including detailed renderings for the proposed developments designed by Read More »

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

A plugged-in tipster delivers the first set of renderings for the 550-foot office tower that’s proposed to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale, with six massive balconies overlooking Howard and Main. Having bid $172.5 million for the land, the team led by Golub Real Estate and The John Buck Company was Read More »

Candlestick Implosion Uncertainty

Candlestick Implosion Uncertainty

Bids for the contract to demolish Candlestick Stadium are due next week.  And having yet to secure permission to implode the stadium, and concerned about how long it will take and what it will cost, bidders are being asked to submit two proposals, one for an implosion of the stadium and another for a conventional Read More »

From Porn Studio To Office Space In SoMa

From Porn Studio To Office Space In SoMa

The financing to raze one of the last original porn studios left in SoMa and construct a five-story office building on its Bluxome Street site has been secured and the official groundbreaking for the 55,000 square foot development has been scheduled for next month. Directly across the street from the massive San Francisco Tennis Club Read More »

Twelve-Story Polk Gulch Development Slated For Approval

Twelve-Story Polk Gulch Development Slated For Approval

The proposed Polk Gulch development which would rise to a height of 130 feet on the south side of Pine Street between Polk and Van Ness Avenue – adjacent to, but not upon, the Grubsteak site – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a couple of weeks. As designed by Arquitectonica Read More »

SF State Planning To Plant Its Flag At Hunters Point

San Francisco State University is planning to “plant (its) flag at Hunters Point” and is seeking a lease for upwards of 60,000 square feet of space within Lennar Urban’s planned Innovation Center to rise at the former Shipyard, according to the San Francisco Business Times. The approved redevelopment plan for Hunters Point and Candlestick includes Read More »

Developers Will Pay Transbay District Tax, But With Lower NPV

The trio of developers leading the charge against the 0.55 percent tax they had agreed in principle to pay the City in exchange for an already adopted up-zoning of their parcels within the Tansbay Transit Center District are giving up the fight, but their payments will be spread over 37 years rather than the 30 years Read More »

Developers Fighting Tax To Fund SF’s Transbay Transit Center

Developers Fighting Tax To Fund SF’s Transbay Transit Center

Not satisfied with the $160 million discount they were given on their purchase of the 101 First Street site, the site upon which the 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower is being constructed, Boston Properties is protesting the rate at which they will have to contribute to a Community Facilities District (CFD) which was designed to help fund Read More »

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

With a 99-year ground lease from the City of San Francisco for which Mercy Housing will pay a total of $99 as proposed, the projected cost of building the affordable housing development to rise on the southwest corner of Sixth and Howard is $47,333,630, which includes $4,600,000 in consideration for the land. With $1,110,264 allocated to Read More »

Long-Abandoned Mission Street Site Slated For Major Development

Long-Abandoned Mission Street Site Slated For Major Development

A transfer of the long-abandoned Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, between 15th and 16th Streets, from the San Francisco Unified School District to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is likely to be approved next week. Upon the nearly one-acre Mission District parcel, an 85-foot-tall building with up to Read More »

Uber Building Worldwide Headquarters In Mission Bay

Uber Building Worldwide Headquarters In Mission Bay

Uber Technologies has entered into a joint venture with Alexandria Real Estate Equities to acquire and develop two undeveloped Mission Bay parcels at 1455 and 1515 Third Street, adjacent to the Golden State Warriors arena development that’s in the works. Currently owned by Salesforce.com, the last of their Mission Bay holdings, the two parcels are already approved Read More »

Building Up The Mission: Six Stories At Bryant And 19th Proposed

Building Up The Mission: Six Stories At Bryant And 19th Proposed

Plans to either partially or totally demolish the single-story brick and timber building which is currently home to the Fitzgerald Furniture Company on the northeast corner of 19th and Bryant in the Mission have been submitted to Planning for review. And as proposed, a six-story building would rise on the 2750 19th Street site with Read More »

Record-Breaking Prices In Hayes Valley, But An ‘Adjustment’ As Well

Record-Breaking Prices In Hayes Valley, But An ‘Adjustment’ As Well

With sales of the designer condos at 8 Octavia having kicked-off in July, around a third of the development’s 40 market rate units are now in contract, according to our sources. And according to the developer, record-breaking prices for the neighborhood of over $1,300 per square foot have been achieved for top-end units on the Read More »

Major Mission Bay And UCSF Medical Center Milestone Achieved

Major Mission Bay And UCSF Medical Center Milestone Achieved

Having broken ground in 2010, construction on UCSF’s Medical Center at Mission Bay is officially complete, finishing eight days ahead of schedule. The 289-bed hospital and medical building will be outfitted over the next five months. And on February 1, 2015, the $1.5 billion children’s, women’s and cancer hospital complex will open. Read More »

Designs For The Development Of A Prominent Rincon Hill Corner

Designs For The Development Of A Prominent Rincon Hill Corner

As we first reported two weeks ago, plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been submitted to Planning.  And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise up to 13-stories with 165,000 square feet of residential space, an underground garage with its Read More »