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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, a central element of the design 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 from another prominent 400-foot tower that’s 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 square feet of ground floor retail, 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 has drafted plans for a building Read More »

Agreement To Keep Affordable Housing Out Of New Tower

The proposal to keep affordable housing out of the 800-foot tower rising at 181 Fremont Street has been recommended for approval and will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission next month. As we first reported last month, San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new housing development within the redevelopment area to offer at least 15 Read More »

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

A plugged-in tipster delivers the first set of renderings for the 550-foot office tower that’s proposed to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale, with six massive balconies overlooking Howard and Main. Having bid $172.5 million for the land, the team led by Golub Real Estate and The John Buck Company was Read More »

Tower Of Condos Could Set New Heights For Cathedral Hill

Tower Of Condos Could Set New Heights For Cathedral Hill

Having been redesigned in an attempt to win over Planning, the Board of Supervisors and neighborhood opposition (including the SOS Cathedral Hill gang and owners of the 270-foot-tall Sequoias building next door), The ADCO Group is pushing forward with plans to construct a controversial 36-story tower with 262 condos atop Cathedral Hill. As proposed, the 1481 Read More »

First Peek At The Plans For Big Mission And Van Ness Development

First Peek At The Plans For Big Mission And Van Ness Development

With San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Housing seeking to issue up to $375 million of mortgage revenue bonds to finance Related California’s proposed 1500 Mission Street development which could rise up to 320 feet on the northeast corner of Mission and South Van Ness, the half-block parcel upon which Goodwill currently resides, we get our Read More »

Designs For 910-Foot Foster + Partners Tower Submitted To Planning

Designs For 910-Foot Foster + Partners Tower Submitted To Planning

The preliminary designs for two towers designed by Foster + Partners and Heller Manus Architects which could rise up to 910 feet in height at the corner of First and Mission have been submitted to Planning for Environmental Review. As we first reported last year, TMG Partners’ proposed 50 First Street development includes over 1 million Read More »

Rincon Hill Tower Slated For Approval This Week

Rincon Hill Tower Slated For Approval This Week

San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to approve Crescent Heights’ plan to construct a 250-foot tower with 118 dwelling units at 325 Fremont Street this week. The plans to build a 200-foot tower with 51 units on the Rincon Hill site were first approved over a decade ago, plans which were revised in 2004 to yield Read More »

Jeanne Gang’s Design For 400-Foot Transbay District Tower Unveiled

Jeanne Gang’s Design For 400-Foot Transbay District Tower Unveiled

Jeanne Gang’s designs for a proposed 40-story tower and mid-rise project to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear Street have been unveiled. A “reinterpretation of the city’s fabled bay windows,” the 400-foot tower would be “clad in masonry tiles, with stacks of 45-degree-angle bays and balconies snaking back and forth” and include 250 market-rate condos.  An Read More »

The Plan For Eight New SoMa Towers (a.k.a. Why That Club Will Be Razed)

The Plan For Eight New SoMa Towers (a.k.a. Why That Club Will Be Razed)

While currently only zoned for building up to 65-feet in height, the parcels upon which the San Francisco Tennis Club sits could be up-zoned for development up to 200-feet in height as part of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan. Originally known as the Central Corridor Plan, the Central SoMa Plan could also clear the way for Read More »

Big Plans And Stunning Designs For A 300-Foot SoMa Tower

Big Plans And Stunning Designs For A 300-Foot SoMa Tower

While currently only zoned for development up to 85 feet in height, STUDIOS Architecture has drafted two variants of a modern tower to rise up to 300-feet at 330 Townsend Street, across the street from the current Caltrain Station and a block away from a future Central Subway stop. As proposed by the CIM Group Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay District Rising And Urban Living Room

San Francisco’s Transbay District Rising And Urban Living Room

Believe it or not, that’s a slice of San Francisco’s not too distant future skyline rendered above, a view from the elevated Transbay Park, looking south towards the 550-foot tower of Transbay Block 8 (which is in the works) and the 400-foot tower of Transbay Block 9 (which is already rising). From Fougeron Architecture, the architects of Read More »

Controversial Cathedral Hill Condo Tower Aims For New Heights

Controversial Cathedral Hill Condo Tower Aims For New Heights

The draft Environmental Impact Report for a controversial 36-story tower that’s angling to rise atop Cathedral Hill is slated to be published this summer. As proposed by the Adco Group and redesigned by SLCE Architects and Michael Willis, with 262 condos within its walls, the 1481 Post Street tower would rise to a height of Read More »