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The Future of San Francisco’s Skyline

The Future of San Francisco’s Skyline

The first public hearing for the proposed amendment to the previously approved Redevelopment Plan for San Francisco’s Transbay District, an amendment which would raise the height limit for Transbay Block 1, a block which is currently only zoned for development up to 300 feet in height but upon which... Read More »

Salesforce Tower Above Ground: Two Years and 1,070 Feet to Go

Salesforce Tower Above Ground: Two Years and 1,070 Feet to Go

With its massive 14-foot thick concrete foundation having been cured and its basement levels constructed, the future Salesforce Tower and tallest building in San Francisco is now rising above ground. The 61-story tower will reach a height of 1,070-feet over the next two years. Salesforce, which is paying $560... Read More »

Height Increase for Twisty Bay Tower Formally Proposed

Height Increase for Twisty Bay Tower Formally Proposed

An amendment to San Francisco’s Redevelopment Plan for the Transbay District has been drafted and formally put forth for adoption in order to raise the height limit for Transbay Block 1, a block which is currently only zoned for development up to 300 feet in height but upon which... Read More »

Developer Ditches Plans for 750-Foot Transbay District Tower

Developer Ditches Plans for 750-Foot Transbay District Tower

The debacle surrounding the City’s sale of Transbay Parcel F continues to grow as Crescent Heights, which had committed to paying $165 million for the parcel which is zoned for development up to 750-feet in height, failed to make a required $10 million deposit and has now backed out... Read More »

750-Foot Transbay Tower Site Awarded to Developer

750-Foot Transbay Tower Site Awarded to Developer

Crescent Heights, the housing developer behind NEMA and Jasper, has been awarded the development rights for Transbay Parcel F and will pay “at least $165 million” for the site at 546 Howard Street which is zoned for building up to 750-feet in height. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority had... Read More »

Height Increase for Twisty 400-Foot ‘Bay Tower’ Under Review

Height Increase for Twisty 400-Foot ‘Bay Tower’ Under Review

A proposed amendment to San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan which would raise the height limit for Tishman Speyer’s proposed twisty tower to rise at Folsom and Spear – from 300 to 400 feet – is officially under review and working its way through Planning. Dubbed ‘Bay Tower,’ the proposed... Read More »

Ground Broken For 600-Foot Park Tower At Transbay

Ground Broken For 600-Foot Park Tower At Transbay

The ground has officially been broken for the 43-story office tower to rise on Transbay Block 5, fronting Howard Street between Beale and Main. As designed by Goettsch Partners with Solomon Cordwell Buenz, the “Park Tower at Transbay” will yield 740,000 square feet of office space; 10,000 square feet... Read More »

Transbay Transit Center Budget Balloons Past $2 Billion

Transbay Transit Center Budget Balloons Past $2 Billion

Originally expected to cost $1.6 billion, the budget to build San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center was raised to $2.1 billion two months ago.  And yesterday, transportation officials warned that the expected budget to complete the project should be raised by at least another $48 million, and possibly by as much... Read More »

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 »