A major renovation of the 62,000-square-foot Bemis Bag Building at 1088 Sansome Street, which was formerly fully-leased to LeeMah Electronics, is well underway. And plans to convert the industrial building, which was built in 1906 and is a historic resource for the Northeast Waterfront Landmark District, into three floors of open office space are in the works.
As proposed, the basement of the building would be converted into commercial space, but legally not for office use. And as such, the project would yield 49,999 square feet of office space.
A single square foot more and the project would have to compete with all the larger projects seeking a coveted office development allocation as restricted in San Francisco by Proposition M versus drawing from the available pool for small projects and for which there is currently over a million square feet available to be allocated.