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Impact of Proposed Tower Appealed, Rather Ironically

Impact of Proposed Tower Appealed, Rather Ironically

Having been granted a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND) by Planning last month, which establishes that that its development “would not have a significant effect on the environment as proposed” and obviates the need for a more extensive, and costly, environmental review, the plans for the proposed tower to... Read More »

The City’s Proposed “Downtown Recovery Plan”

A week after announcing plans for an immediate “increase in police presence to deter criminal activity and a community ambassador program to connect people in need with services, and provide a welcoming presence for residents, workers, visitors, and businesses,” along Market Street, between Powell and 8th Street, and on... Read More »

A (Less Than) Significant Finding for Proposed Tower to Rise

A (Less Than) Significant Finding for Proposed Tower to Rise

While a detailed analysis of the proposed tower to rise up to 200 feet in height on the site of San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13, as newly rendered by SOM below, on the southeast corner of Sansome and Washington Streets, has determined that the development would cast some... Read More »

Pushback on Plans for Skyline-Defining Tower

Pushback on Plans for Skyline-Defining Tower

As we first revealed earlier this year: Plans to raze the 11-story Hearst Parking Center complex at 45-53 Third Street, which extends all the way to Annie and currently provides “a pleasant and safe place to park” for up to 800 cars, along with a car wash and California... Read More »

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Skyline-Defining Plans for Hearst Parking Center Site

Plans to raze the 11-story Hearst Parking Center complex at 45-53 Third Street, which extends all the way to Annie and currently provides “a pleasant and safe place to park” for up to 800 cars, along with a car wash and California Pizza Kitchen, are in the works. And... Read More »

Shadows Threaten Plans for Proposed Tower

Shadows Threaten Plans for Proposed Tower

San Francisco’s Planning Department has finished their preliminary assessment of the plans to raze San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 at 530 Sansome Street, along with the two adjacent parcels at 425-445 Washington Street, and develop a 200-foot-tall, mixed-use tower upon the combined three-parcel site. From the aforementioned assessment:... Read More »

Revised Plans for Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site

Revised Plans for Tower to Rise on Fire Station Site

While Related California is moving forward with plans to raze San Francisco’s aging Fire Station 13 at 530 Sansome Street in order to make room for a 200-foot-tall, mixed-use tower to rise on the site, a project site which now includes the adjacent parcels at 425-445 Washington Street as... Read More »

The Continued Growth of San Francisco’s Greater Downtown

The Continued Growth of San Francisco’s Greater Downtown

Of the record 71,000 residential units in the pipeline of development across San Francisco, roughly 10,000 of the units, or 14 percent, fall within the boundaries of the city’s Greater Downtown (which includes most of the burgeoning Transbay District but only a sliver of Central SoMa).  And of the... Read More »

The Growth of San Francisco’s Downtown

The Growth of San Francisco’s Downtown

Of the record 67,800 residential units in the current pipeline of development across San Francisco, roughly 10,000 of the units, or 15 percent, fall within the boundaries of the city’s Greater Downtown, which now includes most of the burgeoning Transbay District but only a sliver of Central SoMa. At... Read More »

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

New Life and Passage for a Market Street Plaza as Proposed

While technically a 13,000-square-foot “plaza,” the area between the two downtown buildings at 555 and 575 Market Street was effectively privatized and turned into an elevated walkway and entrance to its two adjacent towers back in the 1990s when the Market Center complex was owned by Chevron. But as... Read More »