Articles Recently Tagged: Transbay Block 8

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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... 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.... 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).... 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... Read More »

Three Teams And A Starchitect Bidding To Develop Transbay Block 8

Three Teams And A Starchitect Bidding To Develop Transbay Block 8

Three teams have responded to the city’s request for proposals to develop San Francisco’s Transbay Block 8, the one-acre parcel fronting Folsom Street between First and Fremont. The three developers bidding are Millennium Partners (think Millennium Tower), Related California (think the Paramount at 680 Mission), and Golub (think 299... Read More »

Transbay Block 8 Attracts Who’s Who Of Developers And Architects

Transbay Block 8 Attracts Who’s Who Of Developers And Architects

The City of San Francisco cancelled their initial request for proposals to develop Transbay Block 8 back in 2009 when bids for the one-acre parcel fronting Folsom between First and Fremont came in well below expectations and without much buzz or interest. Having issued a new request for proposals... Read More »

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Off-Ramp And Fremont Street Redesign

San Francisco’s Folsom Street Off-Ramp And Fremont Street Redesign

As you might have noticed, an Interstate 80 off-ramp currently runs through San Francisco’s Transbay Block 8, the site for a 550-foot residential tower to rise (click designs to enlarge). In order to increase the size of the Block 8 parcel for the development of up to 740 housing... Read More »

San Francisco’s Transbay Block 8 And 550-Foot Tower Back In Play

San Francisco’s Transbay Block 8 And 550-Foot Tower Back In Play

Suspended back in 2009 when bids for the property came in “well below the potential value of the site in a healthier real estate market,” San Francisco’s Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure has just issued a new request for proposals to purchase and develop Transbay Block 8, the... Read More »

Transbay Block 8: No Deal Or Development In 2009

Transbay Block 8: No Deal Or Development In 2009

While the expected grand opening of San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal has been pushed back a year to 2015, J.K. Dineen now reports the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has “suspended efforts” to develop housing on Transbay Block 8. The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has suspended efforts to develop housing... Read More »

A Contextual Massing For Transbay Block 8 And Its Environs

A Contextual Massing For Transbay Block 8 And Its Environs

You knew it was in the pipeline and you’ve seen the RFP (to which three responded and will compete), now we treat the plugged-in people to an exclusive massing for Transbay Block 8 (in red) and its environs as proposed. Bragging rights for naming the pipeline buildings, bonus points... Read More »

Transbay Block 8: The Request For Proposals And Basic Design(s)

Transbay Block 8: The Request For Proposals And Basic Design(s)

The Request For Proposals to develop Transbay Block 8 (bounded by First, Folsom, Freemont and Clementina) is out and about and due back January 22, 2009. Once again, a one-acre parcel which is slated for a market-rate 450-550 foot residential tower and row of 50-foot townhouses along with a... Read More »

In The Pipeline For First And Folsom: 550-feet And 600 Units

In The Pipeline For First And Folsom: 550-feet And 600 Units

From JK Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times: “The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is seeking a developer to tackle a prime 600-unit residential project at First and Folsom streets, the first step in a planned 2,600-unit highrise Transbay District the city is counting on to help pay for... Read More »