Articles Recently Tagged: Boston Properties

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Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, were presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission last night.  And the Commission has formally recommended that Oakland’s City Council approve the project... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, will be presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission on January 18. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for Boston Properties, the... Read More »

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for a modern 240-foot tower to rise at corner of Harrison and Fourth, with a 130-foot-tall mid-block structure and a 65-foot ‘Base Building’ across the 725 Harrison Street site which encompasses three-quarters of the Central... Read More »

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

As we first reported back in 2013, the plans for building nearly 600 residential units over retail along the south side of Harrison Street, stretching west from the parking lot parcel at 725 Harrison to the corner of Fourth Street, were being abandoned in favor of an office project.... 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)... Read More »

Hines And Boston Balk At Having To Pay For Transbay Park Upkeep

Hines And Boston Balk At Having To Pay For Transbay Park Upkeep

Having paid the City $160 million less than they originally bid for the land upon which they are building the 1,050-foot Transbay Tower, Hines and Boston Properties are now balking at having to contribute around $450,000 a year for the maintenance of the adjacent 5-acre City Park they are... Read More »

The Big Dollars Behind The 8 Washington Street Battle To Date

The Big Dollars Behind The 8 Washington Street Battle To Date

As of last month, No Wall on The Waterfront had raised $234,000 and spent $104,000 in their campaign to block the approved development of 8 Washington Street at the ballot box. In addition, Boston Properties, owner of 4 Embarcadero Center to the west of 8 Washington Street, has spent... Read More »

535 Mission Street Tower Rendered, Rising, And Ready In 2014

535 Mission Street Tower Rendered, Rising, And Ready In 2014

Having acquired the 535 Mission Street site for $71 million just a few months ago, Boston Properties quickly restarted construction on the HOK-designed office tower, the construction of which was suspended in October of 2008 when rents were headed the wrong way. The 27-story tower will rise 378 feet... Read More »

Financial Partner Secured To Build San Francisco’s Transbay Tower

Financial Partner Secured To Build San Francisco’s Transbay Tower

As we wrote last week with respect to the recently approved 61-story Transbay Tower to rise at 101 First Street: In terms of the land on which the tower would rise, while the deadline for Hines to complete the $185 million purchase of the site from the Transbay Joint... Read More »