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Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

Holdout’s Days Appear to Be Numbered

While the refined plans for the nearly blocked-sized Central SoMa development to rise up to 14-stories in height along Harrison Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets, were approved at the end of last year, as slated, said plans didn’t include the little mid-block parcel at 759 Harrison Street, upon... Read More »

Key Central SoMa Development Refined, Slated for Approval

Key Central SoMa Development Refined, Slated for Approval

The refined plans for the newly dubbed “Harrison Gardens” development to rise on the Key Central SoMa Development Site at 725 Harrison Street, between 3rd and 4th, could be approved next week. As designed by HOK for Boston Properties, the 14-story development would rise up to 185-feet in height... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, were presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission last night.  And the Commission has formally recommended that Oakland’s City Council approve the project... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, will be presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission on January 18. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for Boston Properties, the... Read More »

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

Planning Raises Proposed Height Limit for Central SoMa Tower Site

When the City’s revised Central SoMa Plan was unveiled in August, it raised the proposed height limits for numerous neighborhood parcels, including an up-zoning of the Flower Mart site to allow development up to 270 feet in height and a 400-foot limit for the Creamery/HD Buttercup parcels at the... Read More »

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

Praise for a Playful Tower Proposal but Notes as Well

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for a modern 240-foot tower to rise at corner of Harrison and Fourth, with a 130-foot-tall mid-block structure and a 65-foot ‘Base Building’ across the 725 Harrison Street site which encompasses three-quarters of the Central... Read More »

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

Planning for Central SoMa’s Upzoning (and Then Some)

As we first reported back in 2013, the plans for building nearly 600 residential units over retail along the south side of Harrison Street, stretching west from the parking lot parcel at 725 Harrison to the corner of Fourth Street, were being abandoned in favor of an office project.... 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)... Read More »

Hines And Boston Balk At Having To Pay For Transbay Park Upkeep

Hines And Boston Balk At Having To Pay For Transbay Park Upkeep

Having paid the City $160 million less than they originally bid for the land upon which they are building the 1,050-foot Transbay Tower, Hines and Boston Properties are now balking at having to contribute around $450,000 a year for the maintenance of the adjacent 5-acre City Park they are... Read More »

The Big Dollars Behind The 8 Washington Street Battle To Date

The Big Dollars Behind The 8 Washington Street Battle To Date

As of last month, No Wall on The Waterfront had raised $234,000 and spent $104,000 in their campaign to block the approved development of 8 Washington Street at the ballot box. In addition, Boston Properties, owner of 4 Embarcadero Center to the west of 8 Washington Street, has spent... Read More »