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750-Foot Tower Site Auction Abruptly Cancelled

750-Foot Tower Site Auction Abruptly Cancelled

The scheduled auction for Transbay Parcel F was abruptly cancelled and the Transbay Joint Powers Authority will now attempt to negotiate directly with the intended bidders to secure the “best price and most complementary land use” for the site. As we first reported last month, the auction for the... Read More »

Condo/Hotel Tower Combo Could Rise Over The Melt

Condo/Hotel Tower Combo Could Rise Over The Melt

Plans to raze the two two-story buildings at 547 and 555 Howard Street and build a 36-story tower rising up to 380-feet in height across the site have been drafted and submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department.  And as proposed, the tower would be cantilevered over the adjacent two-story... Read More »

Plans For San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Are Taking Shape

Plans For San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Are Taking Shape

Beijing-based Oceanwide Holdings has refined their plans for a pair of towers to rise at First and Mission, the tallest of which is designed to reach a height of 910 feet and would become the second tallest building in San Francisco behind the Salesforce Tower, which will rise to a height... Read More »

Five Teams Qualified To Bid For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Five Teams Qualified To Bid For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Five teams have been pre-qualified to bid a minimum of $160 million for Transbay Parcel F which is located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets and zoned for the development of a tower up to 750-feet in height. Sealed written bids from the teams are due on... Read More »

The Budget And Renderings For 120 Affordable Transbay Units

The Budget And Renderings For 120 Affordable Transbay Units

With the cost of lumber spiking, the proposed structural design for the below market rate (BMR) building to rise on Transbay Block 7 – stretching from Fremont to Beale along Clementina, behind Golub’s 32-story tower dubbed “Solaire” rising at Fremont and Folsom on Transbay Block 6 – was changed from primarily wood... Read More »

San Francisco’s Downtown Plan And Monitoring Report

San Francisco’s Downtown Plan And Monitoring Report

A core tenet of San Francisco’s Downtown Plan states, “without sufficient and appropriate housing to serve new commercial development, local housing costs increase, thereby compromising the vitality of downtown.” Or from the lead paragraph from the latest monitoring report for the Plan with respect to Housing: “The Downtown... Read More »

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

Housing Policy Hypocrisy In San Francisco?

While the Mayor’s Office has agreed to spend a potential record-setting amount to purchase a Mission District development site in order to build 72 units of affordable housing, the City is poised to approve the development of a 550-foot office tower on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of... 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 »

Minimum Bid For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site: $160M

Minimum Bid For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site: $160M

The minimum bid for Transbay Parcel F, which is located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets and zoned for building a tower up to 750-feet in height, has been set at $160 million and the live auction has been scheduled for 10am on September 2, 2015. The... Read More »

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Auction Set For 750-Foot Transbay Tower Site

Located mid-block between First, Second, Howard and Natoma Streets, across from San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center rising, Transbay Parcel F is zoned for building up to 750-feet in height and includes the potential for connecting any development on the site to the Transit Center’s 5.4 acre rooftop park by way of... Read More »