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New Plans for Approved Swoopy Tower Site and Development

New Plans for Approved Swoopy Tower Site and Development

While the plans for two swoopy towers to rise up to 425 feet in height on the northeast corner of 4th and Townsend were approved back in 2019, the ground has yet to be broken, permitting is on hold and Tishman Speyer is now seeking approval for a new... Read More »

Affordable Central SoMa Infill Development Closer to Reality

Affordable Central SoMa Infill Development Closer to Reality

The formal application to move forward with the redevelopment of the Central SoMa parking lot parcel at 160 Freelon Street, a 12,800-square-foot parcel which sits behind the approved neighborhood changing development to rise at 598 Brannan and is slated to be deeded to the City to fulfill the affordable... Read More »

Plans for Another Bigger Infill Tower Progress

Plans for Another Bigger Infill Tower Progress

As we revealed earlier this year, plans for a 35-story tower to rise on the 90-space parking lot parcel at 395 3rd Street, on the northeast corner of 3rd and Harrison, cater-corner to the approved One Vassar development and a block away from the approved tower to rise at... Read More »

Bonus to Build Shorter Than Allowed Slated for Approval

Bonus to Build Shorter Than Allowed Slated for Approval

As we outlined back in 2019 when the plans were being drawn: Plans to level the two-story industrial building at 560 Brannan Street, adjacent to an already approved major development and across the street from the San Francisco Tennis Club site, are in the works. And while the parcel... Read More »

Bigger Plans for a Project That’s Already Broken Ground

Bigger Plans for a Project That’s Already Broken Ground

Plans to merge the two Central SoMa parcels at 952-960 Howard Street, demolish everything but the façade of the 100-year-old, single-story industrial building at 960 Howard, and develop a new three-story building on the site, with 18,500 square feet of office space, 5,200 square feet of replacement “PDR,” and... Read More »

Plans for Development of Key SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Plans for Development of Key SoMa Site Closer to Reality

In exchange for the additional height and density afforded by San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, new office developments in the area are required to incorporate ground floor Privately‐Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) which are easily accessible, including on weekends and evenings, and “open to the sky.” And with that... Read More »

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Historic Central SoMa Site Closer to Reality

While Planning had balked at the original plans for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa Tres (now Merhado) building at 130 Townsend Street and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street behind, which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook Vineyard warehouse parcel, Presidio Bay Ventures was pushing... Read More »

Another Bigger Infill Tower on the Boards

Another Bigger Infill Tower on the Boards

Speaking of bonus-based plans for new infill towers to rise, plans for a 35-story tower to rise on the 90-space parking lot parcel at 395 3rd Street, on the northeast corner of 3rd and Harrison, cater-corner to the approved One Vassar development and a block away from the approved... Read More »

Creative Central SoMa Infill Project Closer to Reality

Creative Central SoMa Infill Project Closer to Reality

The creative plans for two equal-sized, but slightly offset, buildings to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the through-block Central SoMa parcel at 470-474 Bryant Street have just qualified for a streamlined review. As we outlined last year, the proposed development includes a demolition of the adjacent,... Read More »

Timing for Skinny Central SoMa Hotel Pushed Back

Timing for Skinny Central SoMa Hotel Pushed Back

Having been approved by Planning back in the second quarter of 2018, building permits for the skinny 8-story Central SoMa hotel and group housing development to rise at 744 Harrison Street, which extends to 29 Rizal along Lapu Lapu Street, were in the works. But with the project team... Read More »