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The Impact Of A Proposed 31-Story Tower On SF’s Waterfront

The Impact Of A Proposed 31-Story Tower On SF’s Waterfront

Proposing to raze the existing eight-story parking garage at 75 Howard Street and build a 31-story tower, rising 348 feet with 186 market rate condos over a ground floor restaurant and parking for 175 cars, the Environmental Impact Report for the project is slated to be reviewed by San... Read More »

Planning For The Upzoning Of SF’s Central Corridor, And Then Some

Planning For The Upzoning Of SF’s Central Corridor, And Then Some

First proposed in 2005, the plan to demolish all the buildings along the south side of Harrison Street between the surface parking lot at 725 Harrison and west to the corner of Fourth Street have been quietly dusted off and revised. While the original plan called for 572 residential... Read More »

Are The Big Plans For San Francisco’s Central Corridor Big Enough?

Are The Big Plans For San Francisco’s Central Corridor Big Enough?

With a pressing need to support the City’s projected job growth and continued economic development, San Francisco’s Planning Department has spent the past two years developing the growth plan and strategy for San Francisco’s Central Corridor, “a high-demand area with excellent regional transit accessibility, adjacency to existing job centers,... Read More »

Western SoMa Community And Neighborhood Plan Nearing Adoption

Western SoMa Community And Neighborhood Plan Nearing Adoption

  The proposed Western SoMa Community Plan was approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this past December. Likely to be passed by the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee this afternoon, the plan and new neighborhood zonings could be in place and effective as early as next month. Read More »

The Big Plans For This East SoMa Block, Bigger Than Planned In Fact

The Big Plans For This East SoMa Block, Bigger Than Planned In Fact

Speaking of height limits in San Francisco, the current zoning for the eastern two-thirds of the SoMa block roughly bounded by Second, Harrison, Third and the Caltrans parcel under Interstate 80 currently ranges from 45 to 85 feet in height with existing buildings ranging from 12 to 48 feet.... Read More »

Is 535 Mission Street Selling Itself And San Francisco Short?

Is 535 Mission Street Selling Itself And San Francisco Short?

While some celebrate the news that construction on the 378 foot tower to rise at 535 Mission Street will soon recommence, others wonder if the developers aren’t selling themselves and San Francisco short as the site is zoned for 550 Feet. As massed above for SocketSite by steelblue, proposed... Read More »

Designs For A 350-Foot Tower To Rise At 75 Howard Street

Designs For A 350-Foot Tower To Rise At 75 Howard Street

As we wrote a year ago, an application had been filed to raze the eight-story and 550 space parking garage at 75 Howard Street and build a 284-foot building with 160 condos. We now have the details and design for the proposed tower, the height of which has risen... Read More »

A Short-Sighted Plan For Western SoMa?

A Short-Sighted Plan For Western SoMa?

Home to Slim’s, Beatbox and the DNA lounge, current zoning along Western SoMa’s 11th Street Corridor between Folsom and Harrison doesn’t actually allow for nighttime entertainment as a permitted use, the clubs operate as legal nonconforming establishments. As proposed, the Western SoMa Plan would rezone the 11th Street Corridor... Read More »

Planning’s Vision And Development Plan For Western SoMa

Planning’s Vision And Development Plan For Western SoMa

The sister project to San Francisco’s adopted Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, the Western SoMa Community Plan has been in the works since 2004 when East and West were split and the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force was established. As we noted when the Draft Plan was up for review... Read More »

Transbay Tower Tweaks, Cuts And Timing

Transbay Tower Tweaks, Cuts And Timing

Shrunken 130 feet earlier this year, the revised design for the proposed 1,070 foot Transbay Tower has added “a deep vertical slit…up each side of the crown, backed by perforated metal that will be lit at night for a sculptural effect.” Having gone missing, the funicular from the... Read More »