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New Salesforce Tower On Fire

New Salesforce Tower On Fire

There’s a fire in the 30-story tower which is under construction at 350 Mission Street and workers are being evacuated. According to a reader on the scene, it “looks like (the fire is) on the higher floors on the Beale Street side” (as opposed to the Fremont Street side pictured... Read More »

Scoop: New Designs For Big Development At Mission And 16th

Scoop: New Designs For Big Development At Mission And 16th

The formal environmental review for a proposed 331-unit development to rise up to ten stories on the northeast corner of Mission and 16th Streets, at the entrance to the 16th Street BART Station, is about to get underway.  And with it, we now have the latest renderings for the... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

The designs for the 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium to rise on Transbay Block 9, at the corner of Folsom and First, have been refined by SOM (tower) and Fougeron Architecture (podium), and the total number of residences and ratio of Below Market Rate (BMR) units within the development... Read More »

Parkmerced Redevelopment Plan Prevails

Parkmerced Redevelopment Plan Prevails

Approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the narrowest of margins three years ago, the redevelopment plan for Parkmerced – which includes the construction of nearly 5,700 net new residences in the southwestern neighborhood – has been tied up in a legal battle since 2011. Last week, California’s 1st District... Read More »

Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined

Moscone Center’s Redesign Refined

Responding in part to concerns about the impact of the Moscone Center’s proposed expansion project on the adjacent Children’s Garden, as well as to the impact of the building’s mass along Howard Street, the proposed design for the building by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Mark Cavagnero Associates has... Read More »

The Preliminary Designs For Ten Stories At 16th And Mission

The Preliminary Designs For Ten Stories At 16th And Mission

Once again, a 10-story building with 351 housing units, 32,000 square feet of retail and a 56,000-square-foot basement parking garage has been proposed to rise above the 16th Street Bart Station on the northeast corner of Mission Street, the preliminary design and massing for which is illustrated above and... Read More »

Ten Story Building Proposed Atop 16th Street BART Station Site

Ten Story Building Proposed Atop 16th Street BART Station Site

Maximus Real Estate Partners is in contract to buy the 57,000 square foot parcel above the 16th Street BART station on the northeast corner of Mission Street and has submitted plans to build a 10-story building designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill with 351 housing units, 32,000 square feet... 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 »

350 Mission Street: Permits Issued For 350-Foot Tower To Rise

350 Mission Street: Permits Issued For 350-Foot Tower To Rise

Approved for a 27-story office tower reaching 350 feet last year, the fully entitled site at 350 Mission Street has been sold to Kilroy Realty with the transfer in the works. The permits to demolish the existing four story Heald College building on the site have been approved, and... Read More »

8 Washington Street Project Proposal (And Renderings) Revised

8 Washington Street Project Proposal (And Renderings) Revised

San Francisco Waterfront Partner’s 8 Washington Street project website has been updated with their revised proposal and renderings in response to the Planning Department’s Northeast Embarcadero Study which has been recommended to the Port for adoption. The revised proposal still yields 165 units, but the proposed building heights along... Read More »

The 8 Washington Development Website: New And Improved!

The 8 Washington Development Website: New And Improved!

As a tipster notes, Pacific Waterfront Partners’ website for the development of 8 Washington (and San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 351) has been updated to include a couple of snazzy new renderings of the proposed SOM design (the faux-French design is no longer) and a copy of the developers’ RFP... Read More »

41 Tehama: Fritzi Sees The City’s 350 Feet And Raises It Another 200

41 Tehama: Fritzi Sees The City’s 350 Feet And Raises It Another 200

At this point it’s simply a proposal. And a proposal that would not only require a significant upzoning of the parcel (currently 220 feet), but an upzoning of the upzoning that’s already in the works (350 feet). But if Fritzi Realty gets its way, a 550-foot residential tower designed... Read More »

JustQuotes: The People (And Politics) Behind Buildings And Design

JustQuotes: The People (And Politics) Behind Buildings And Design

The Quote: ADCO is proposing a 38-story, elliptical-shaped glass building with five levels of underground parking. Market-rate condominiums would be built on top of the tennis courts and next door to a residence for seniors. The street that gently slopes downward to the Japantown malls would also undergo major... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Design Proposals: Highlights

San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Design Proposals: Highlights

Keep in mind that design elements of all three proposals are likely to change (some rather dramatically) between now and the final selection on September 20th (and again between the final selection and construction). That being the case, a few highlights that caught our attention (in reverse order of... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop: San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Designs

The SocketSite Scoop: San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Designs

Yes, all three proposals include wind turbines on top of their towers; will aim to achieve either Gold or Platinum LEED certification; and plan to rise between 1,100 and 1,350 feet in the air. Other than that, all three aim to redefine “the center of San Francisco” in very... Read More »