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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 »

Transbay Transit Center Deal Falls Apart, Development In Doubt

The deal between the City of San Francisco and a trio of big developers who had been leading the charge against the 0.55 percent tax they had agreed in principle to pay in exchange for an already adopted up-zoning of their parcels within the Tansbay Transit Center District has collapsed, leaving the future of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Read More »

New And Improved: Transbay District Rising

New And Improved: Transbay District Rising

Since we first featured steelblue’s animation for San Francisco’s future Transbay Transit Center last year, a few more renderings have been added to the introductory flyover which includes twenty-three other area developments and two parks which are either under construction, approved or slated to be built. Now including detailed renderings for the proposed developments designed by 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 »

Developers Fighting Tax To Fund SF’s Transbay Transit Center

Developers Fighting Tax To Fund SF’s Transbay Transit Center

Not satisfied with the $160 million discount they were given on their purchase of the 101 First Street site, the site upon which the 1,070-foot Salesforce Tower is being constructed, Boston Properties is protesting the rate at which they will have to contribute to a Community Facilities District (CFD) which was designed to help fund Read More »

Plans For The Transbay District’s First Full-Service Grocery Store

Plans For The Transbay District’s First Full-Service Grocery Store

It’s true.  The 31,500 square feet of retail to be built at the base of the Transbay Block 8 development includes 22,000 square feet of underground space for a full-service grocery store at the corner of Folsom and Fremont. And Whole Foods has indeed expressed their interest in being the ones allowed to run the Read More »

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Related California is planning to start construction on the 56-story tower designed by Architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to rise at the corner of Folsom and First, along with the Fougeron Architecture designed podium and mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, in Spring of 2016. Plans for a total of 653 Read More »

181 Fremont Street Tower Could Be “Poor Door” Free

181 Fremont Street Tower Could Be “Poor Door” Free

San Francisco’s Transbay Redevelopment Plan requires any new development within the redevelopment area with a residential component  to offer at least 15 percent of its units at below market rates, a key component of the Mayor’s “Housing For All” initiative and for which there is no option to pay a fee or build a greater number of Read More »

State Bar Seeking To Cash Out In San Francisco

State Bar Seeking To Cash Out In San Francisco

According to a plugged-in tipster, the State Bar of California is planning put their 13-story building at 180 Howard Street on the market.  While the building will be offered without a price, apparently the State Bar has been counseled to expect bids well north of $100 million for the 200,000 square foot building. Any sale Read More »

Transbay Transit Center $300M Over Budget, Rooftop Park Waylaid

Transbay Transit Center $300M Over Budget, Rooftop Park Waylaid

Overruns have added $300 million to the cost of constructing San Francisco’s $1.9 billion Transbay Transit Center, and unless the City can raise $24 million in private donations and grants, the project will open without its signature rooftop park as budgeted dollars are diverted to complete the terminal. According to J.K. Dineen and Transbay Joint Powers Authority 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 »

Transbay Neighborhood Site For Approved 418-Unit Tower Sold

Transbay Neighborhood Site For Approved 418-Unit Tower Sold

Hines and Invesco have partnered to purchase 41 Tehama Street, the Transbay District parcel which was originally approved for development up to 31-stories and then “supersized” last year. The 41 Tehama site is now entitled for a 35-story residential tower to reach a height of 360 feet, with up to 418 units inside.  And according Read More »

The City Opts For New Office Tower Over More Housing

The City Opts For New Office Tower Over More Housing

The City’s official Request For Proposals to develop a 550-foot tower with ground-floor retail and 15,000 square feet of open space on San Francisco’s Transbay Block 5 has just been issued with an explicit note attached: “Proposals that include any amount of residential and/or hotel space will not be accepted.” While the Transbay Block bounded Read More »

Another Big Transbay Block In Play And Zoned For A 550-Foot Tower

Another Big Transbay Block In Play And Zoned For A 550-Foot Tower

With the wining team having been selected to build a 550-foot residential tower and podium development on Transbay Block 8, fronting Folsom Street between Fremont and First, the City is preparing to release a Request For Proposals to develop another big tower and podium project on Transbay Block 5, fronting Howard Street between Main and Read More »

Rem Koolhaas Design Selected For Folsom Street Tower

Rem Koolhaas Design Selected For Folsom Street Tower

With a winning bid of $72 Million for San Francisco’s Transbay Block 8, the City’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure has selected Related California to develop a 550-foot residential tower, podium, and low-rise project along Folsom Street. As a plugged-in reader correctly reported last week, Millennium Partners losing bid for the parcel was $70 Read More »