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Skinny Tower Adds More Height and Two Years to Break Ground

Skinny Tower Adds More Height and Two Years to Break Ground

First approved for development over 25 years ago, Crescent Heights has been touting “Coming Soon” with respect to their plans for a skinny 450-foot-tall residential tower to rise at 524 Howard Street since 2013. But Crescent Heights’ plans and timing for the Transbay District site have changed. And if... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans for City College Site, but Delays as Well

Even Bigger Plans for City College Site, but Delays as Well

While City College of San Francisco has already picked a development team to long-term lease and redevelop their 46,000-square-foot parcel at 33 Gough Street, behind the Flax site to rise up to 85 feet in height, the College is quietly working on near-term plans to vacate and lease its... Read More »

Another Peek at San Francisco’s New Hub and Future Skyline

Another Peek at San Francisco’s New Hub and Future Skyline

Planning delivers another montage of how San Francisco’s Market Street Hub Project could lead to the development of additional height, density and a more sculpted skyline for the emerging area around the intersections of Market and Van Ness and South Van Ness and Mission. As the Hub could appear... Read More »

San Francisco’s Hub Heights 2.0 and Potential 600-Foot Tower

San Francisco’s Hub Heights 2.0 and Potential 600-Foot Tower

San Francisco’s Market Street Hub Project, which could lead to number of significant zoning changes which would allow for the development of more height and bulk in the area around the intersections of Market and Van Ness Avenue and South Van Ness and Mission, is officially underway. In exchange... Read More »

Hearing for Twisty Tower’s Proposed Height Increase Underway

Hearing for Twisty Tower’s Proposed Height Increase Underway

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has officially heard the public testimony for the proposed amendment to the City’s previously approved Transbay District Plan, an amendment which would raise the height limit for Transbay Block 1, a block which is currently only zoned for development up to 300 feet in... Read More »

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest rendering for San Francisco’s future Transbay Park, the construction of which is currently slated to commence in early 2018 (once the operations of the Temporary Transbay Terminal move to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center and free up the blocks bounded by Folsom,... Read More »

Pushback on Plans for a Conservatory of Music Tower

Pushback on Plans for a Conservatory of Music Tower

Speaking of development along the Van Ness Corridor, the City has just finished its preliminary review of a proposed 150-foot-tall building to rise at 200-214 Van Ness Avenue, fronting Van Ness between Hayes Street and Tom Waddell Place. And it’s pushing back on the height. As proposed, the existing... Read More »

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

Bonus Height Debate Heats up, Possible Vote next Month

The debate over San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned in exchange for providing more below-market-rate units than currently required, is heating up. While the terms of the proposed program have been amended to... Read More »

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

SF’s Bonus Height Program Amended to Limit Impact and ‘Abuse’

The terms of San Francisco’s proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP), which would allow developers to build up to three stories higher than currently zoned, have been amended. And while a public hearing for the amended program will be held this week, the potential adoption of the AHBP has... Read More »

Waterfront Development Close to Being Overturned

Waterfront Development Close to Being Overturned

While the hotly contested plans for a 220-foot building with 133 condos to rise at 75 Howard Street were approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last year, a pair of appeals and one swing vote could overturn their decision this week. With one member absent last month, San Francisco’s... Read More »