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Yes, The Proposed Transbay Transit Tower Shrank A Hundred Feet

Yes, The Proposed Transbay Transit Tower Shrank A Hundred Feet

As plugged-in people have known for five months, the height for the proposed Pelli Clarke Pelli designed Tansbay Transit Center Tower to rise at the corner of Mission and First was shortened from 1,200 to 1,070 feet. From the Chronicle today with respect to the revised design: The revised... Read More »

Presenting Oscar Park (And A Chance To Provide Feedback)

Presenting Oscar Park (And A Chance To Provide Feedback)

Slated to bring over an acre of green and outdoor recreation space to the Transbay neighborhood, the bulk of Oscar Park will reside between Clementina and Tehama Streets, extending north and south along the new Oscar Alley. In addition, “extensions of the park east to First Street, north to... Read More »

The Plan For San Francisco’s Tallest Tower And Transit Center District

The Plan For San Francisco’s Tallest Tower And Transit Center District

At the center of the 145 acre Transit Center District, the proposed Transit Tower to be on Mission between First and Freemont will rise 920 feet to its roof and 1,070 feet including its sculptural element, becoming the City’s tallest structure (1,000 feet to the highest enclosed space) and... Read More »

It’s Back to the Bank (And Hopefully Drawing Boards) for 524 Howard

It’s Back to the Bank (And Hopefully Drawing Boards) for 524 Howard

As plugged-in people know, the parking lot at 524 Howard has been facing foreclosure with an estimated $23,038,931 owed. The site was approved for development twenty-two years ago, the rights for which could soon be lost. And as a plugged-in tipster notes, on Wednesday the parcel went back to... Read More »

524 Howard: Approved Twenty-Two Years Ago and Still a Lot Today

524 Howard: Approved Twenty-Two Years Ago and Still a Lot Today

In 1989 San Francisco’s Planning Commission first approved the entitlements for a 311-foot tall, 23-story building to be built at 524 Howard Street with 199,965 gross square feet of office space, 4,500 square feet of retail space, 14,000 square feet of off-street parking, and 4,218 square feet of publicly-accessible... Read More »

Happenings High Atop The Infinity’s Tower Two

Happenings High Atop The Infinity’s Tower Two

Listed for $2,000,000 three months ago, 338 Spear Street #41D closed escrow a week ago with a reported contract price of $1,425,000 or $1,063 per square foot for the 1,340 square foot two-bedroom “penthouse” unit a floor below the top of The Infinity’s tower two. At the same time,... Read More »

Recounting The Height Of The Infinity “Fire Sale” Flames

A plugged-in reader reports: “Lowest price sold 2/2 at Tower II is $535,000 for 1,187 sf. Mid 2009. All 1/1 are now gone and it is unlikely to find any 2/2 left at under 700k – at least not from the developer – in Tower II. Lowest 1/1 sold,... Read More »

The Grand Plan For A San Francisco “Transit Center District”

The Grand Plan For A San Francisco “Transit Center District”

The Planning Department’s draft Transit Center District Plan for the rectangle bounded by Market, Steuart, Folsom, and mid-block between 3rd and New Montgomery is now online. The plan’s five Core Goals: 1. Build on the General Plan’s Urban Design Element and Downtown Plan, establishing controls, guidelines, and standards to... Read More »

Transbay Block 8: No Deal Or Development In 2009

Transbay Block 8: No Deal Or Development In 2009

While the expected grand opening of San Francisco’s new Transbay Terminal has been pushed back a year to 2015, J.K. Dineen now reports the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has “suspended efforts” to develop housing on Transbay Block 8. The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has suspended efforts to develop housing... Read More »

A Contextual Massing For Transbay Block 8 And Its Environs

A Contextual Massing For Transbay Block 8 And Its Environs

You knew it was in the pipeline and you’ve seen the RFP (to which three responded and will compete), now we treat the plugged-in people to an exclusive massing for Transbay Block 8 (in red) and its environs as proposed. Bragging rights for naming the pipeline buildings, bonus points... Read More »