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Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Oakland’s City Council has approved the sale of the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue which overlooks Lake Merritt and its estuary, clearing the way for a controversial 23-story building with 298 apartments to rise. UrbanCore will pay the city $5.1... Read More »

Team Preparing To Break Ground For 400-Foot Transbay Tower

Team Preparing To Break Ground For 400-Foot Transbay Tower

Essex Property Trust and TMG Partners are preparing to break ground earlier than expected for the 400-foot tower to rise at the corner of Folsom and First on Transbay Block 9. As we first reported last year, while the winning proposal for the Block 9 development had included 563... Read More »

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

The Giants’ New Mission Rock Tower(s) And Full Building Height Plan

With the San Francisco Giants having officially filed their paperwork for the ballot measure which would allow the team to redevelop AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A as ‘Mission Rock,’ a new 28-acre neighborhood with 1,500 apartments, 1.5 million square feet of commercial space and eight acres of parks, plazas and open... Read More »

The Double Tower Scheme For The San Francisco Honda Site

The Double Tower Scheme For The San Francisco Honda Site

A proposal for two 40-story towers to rise over a 12-story podium building on the southwest corner of Market and Van Ness, the current San Francisco Honda site which is across the street from the proposed One Oak tower, cater-corner to the 30 Van Ness site, and across the... Read More »

Bids For Mid-Market Tower Site Due In Two Weeks

Bids For Mid-Market Tower Site Due In Two Weeks

Bids to buy 30 Van Ness Avenue, the five-story building which is owned and occupied by the City and sits on a Mid-Market parcel zoned for development up to 400 feet in height, and is large enough to support the development of over 500 units of housing, are due on... Read More »

Another Step Forward For Mexican Museum Tower

Another Step Forward For Mexican Museum Tower

The detailed project schedule for Millennium Partners’ tower to rise up to 510-feet in height at 706 Mission Street has been set and Webcor has initiated the bidding process for contractors to participate in the $305 million development which was designed by Handel Architects. Site prep for the project,... Read More »

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Developer Cuts 99 Units From Transbay Tower Citing Market Demand

Related California’s winning bid to build a 56-story tower designed by architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) at the corner of Folsom and First, along with a Fougeron Architecture designed mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, included a total of 653 residences, of which 177 were to... Read More »

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

Van Ness Corridor Rising: Planning For Another Tower

The owners of the five-story Opal Hotel at Van Ness and Geary are working on plans to raze the two-story “Motel Opal” addition, which sits behind the hotel along Geary, and build a 13-story tower on the Van Ness Corridor lot, a lot which is zoned for development up... Read More »

Mexican Museum Tower Slated To Break Ground, Lawsuits Be Damned

Mexican Museum Tower Slated To Break Ground, Lawsuits Be Damned

Despite a couple of lingering lawsuits over the tower’s height and design, Millennium Partners is preparing to break ground on their 706 Mission Street tower project this summer and plan for it to rise a full 510-feet, with San Francisco’s new Mexican Museum designed by Ten Arquitectos at its base. From... Read More »

Plans For 30-Story Tower To Rise On A Little SoMa Lot

Plans For 30-Story Tower To Rise On A Little SoMa Lot

San Francisco’s Planning Commission first approved the construction of a slender 200-foot building to rise on the 4,000 square foot parking lot at 48 Tehama nearly 15 years ago, a proposed development which included almost 50,000 square feet of office space, with seven off-street parking spaces and three full-floor... Read More »

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Chinese Real Estate Giant Buys Site For Second-Tallest Tower In SF

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has inked a deal to purchase the 50 First Street development site and plans for the second-tallest tower to rise over 900 feet in San Francisco for $296 million, nearly 150 percent more than the $122 million that local developer TMG Partners and Northwood Investors paid... Read More »

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

Redesigned To Blow You Away, But Hopefully Not Off A Balcony

As you might have guessed, it’s not only the ground floor of the proposed Transbay Block 5 office tower to rise on the northeast corner of Howard and Beale which has been refined and redesigned, but the entire 550-foot building. Large outdoor terraces still step-up the side of the tower,... Read More »

Another Mid-Market Tower Site About To Hit The Market

Another Mid-Market Tower Site About To Hit The Market

Zoned for a 400-foot tower to rise on its Mid-Market parcel and large enough to support the development of over 500 units of housing, the City of San Francisco is preparing to sell its 5-story building at 30 Van Ness Avenue, between Market and Fell and across the street... Read More »

First Detailed Renderings For Massive 5M Development

First Detailed Renderings For Massive 5M Development

The first set of detailed renderings Forest City’s proposed 5M Project, a project which spans a 4-acre site in the heart of SoMa between Mission and Howard and includes the renovation and construction of nearly two million square feet of space, with up to 1,200 new residences and 150,000... Read More »

Even Bigger Plans For Goodwill Site And Mid-Market Tower

Even Bigger Plans For Goodwill Site And Mid-Market Tower

Currently zoned for development up to 320-feet in height, it was big news when Related California agreed to purchase Goodwill Industries’ Mid-Market site at the intersection of Mission and South Van Ness Avenue.  And if Related gets its way, it’s going to be even bigger news as the developer... Read More »