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The Varied Designs And Architects For Parkmerced 2.0

The Varied Designs And Architects For Parkmerced 2.0

While the master plan for the massive redevelopment of Parkmerced was developed by SOM, the development team has engaged five firms to design a variety of buildings for the first two subphases of the project, the ground for which is slated to be broken in February. The five firms,... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront High-Rise Fully Rendered, Ready For Review

Proposed Waterfront High-Rise Fully Rendered, Ready For Review

Sporting its new ‘stacked gardens’ design by SOM, the proposed 220-foot waterfront building to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market-rate condos over a restaurant, café and underground ‘parking vault’ for 100 cars could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this Thursday, July 23. Reduced in height... Read More »

Scoop: New Waterfront Tower (Re)Design

Scoop: New Waterfront Tower (Re)Design

The official renderings have yet to be released but a plugged-in tipster delivers SOM’s new design for the proposed 20-story residential tower to rise at 75 Howard Street, with 133 market rate condos over 6,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and a basement “parking vault” for 100 cars. Paramount... Read More »

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Proposed Waterfront Condo Tower Cut To 20-Stories In Height

Facing an uphill battle with neighborhood groups and a potential conflict with San Francisco’s Downtown Area Plan which calls for building heights to taper down to the shoreline of the Bay, “to avoid visual disruption along the water while preserving topography and views,” the proposed height of the residential... Read More »

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 »