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The First Renderings for San Francisco’s Last Super-Tall Tower Site

The First Renderings for San Francisco’s Last Super-Tall Tower Site

Transbay Parcel F at 546 Howard Street was the last remaining development site in San Francisco zoned for building over 550 feet in height, a so-called “super-tall” site by the city. And with the $160 million sale of Parcel F having been completed, we now have the first renderings... Read More »

First Peek at the Transbay Transit Center’s New Skin

First Peek at the Transbay Transit Center’s New Skin

A plugged-in reader provides the first peek at the perforated aluminum skin being installed for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center which is slated to open in 2017, assuming an emergency $260 million bailout loan keeps the construction crews employed this summer. Originally designed to be glass, the switch to... Read More »

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

San Francisco’s Future Transbay Park and Foreshadowing

A plugged-in tipster delivers the latest rendering for San Francisco’s future Transbay Park, the construction of which is currently slated to commence in early 2018 (once the operations of the Temporary Transbay Terminal move to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center and free up the blocks bounded by Folsom,... Read More »

City’s $160M Deal to Sell 750-Foot Tower Site Contains a Catch

City’s $160M Deal to Sell 750-Foot Tower Site Contains a Catch

F4 Transbay Partners, a joint venture between Hines, Urban Pacific Development and an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, has agreed to pay $160 million for Transbay Parcel F which is zoned for development up to 750-feet in height. But there’s a catch. The sale is conditioned on F4 being granted... 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 »

Legislation to Allow for New Rincon Hill Tower Poised for Adoption

Legislation to Allow for New Rincon Hill Tower Poised for Adoption

Adopted back in 2005, the Rincon Hill Plan requires a minimum distance of 115 feet between new residential towers at their closest point. And the plan specifies that no exemptions may be made. As such, in order to make room for the redesigned tower proposed to rise up to... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »