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Old Posted Dec 5, 2019, 3:11 AM
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^^To remind everyone, this project (Parcel F) has its own thread in the proposed projects section and timbad has posted there some detail about what’s involved as it comes before the Planning Commission tomorrow (Dec 5).
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Old Posted Dec 5, 2019, 7:03 AM
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^^To remind everyone, this project (Parcel F) has its own thread in the proposed projects section and timbad has posted there some detail about what’s involved as it comes before the Planning Commission tomorrow (Dec 5).
thanks Pedestrian! link to that thread:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...26#post8766326
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New skyscraper to rise in city’s skyline

Dec. 3, 2019
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A proposed 800-foot tower could soon rise in downtown San Francisco’s rapidly changing skyline.

The 61-story mixed-use skyscraper is planned at 542-550 Howard St., or Transbay Parcel F....

Following a number of revisions to the project in recent years that included a reduction in the proposed unit count and an overhaul of its exterior design, the “Parcel F” tower’s developers are seeking approvals for additional amendments at the Planning Commission on Thursday.
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If approved, the tower could become The City’s fourth tallest building, right behind the Salesforce Tower, the planned Oceanwide Center and the Transamerica Pyramid.

As currently proposed, the project calls for the construction of 165 condominiums, 189 hotel rooms and approximately 274,000 square feet of office space. Some 79,000 square feet would be devoted to shared amenity space and 9,000 square feet to retail space located along Howard and Natoma streets. The project also includes some 20,000 square feet of open space.

The project would also include the construction of a pedestrian bridge on the tower’s fifth floor that provides public access to the Salesforce Park....

The tower, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, is intended to become a “ significant addition to the skyline of San Francisco” and will be ”highly visible from many primary approaches to the city,” according to planning documents....

Hines is developing the Parcel F tower, which is planned to be “the last super-tall building in downtown San Francisco for the foreseeable future,” according to the firm’s website....
Nice. It's like a cross between Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Center and the Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis, which makes sense as all three buildings are Pelli designs.
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Hines is developing the Parcel F tower, which is planned to be “the last super-tall building in downtown San Francisco for the foreseeable future,” according to the firm’s website....
The last super-tall building in downtown SF. This isn't even a supertall, it needs 200 more feet. Is this an accidental height increase slip? Or a simple article mistake?
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The last super-tall building in downtown SF. This isn't even a supertall, it needs 200 more feet. Is this an accidental height increase slip? Or a simple article mistake?
Definitely an author mistake. I have no idea of the authority of these numbers, but this is what I go by: super-tall is 300 meters (984 ft), high-rise 200m, mid-rise 100m, low-rise 10-25m.
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Regular people don't know or care how forumers characterize skyscrapers. It will be the city's fourth-tallest tower, so it will be especially tall and notable on our skyline. That's all regular people will notice or care about, so it's part of the mainstream media coverage.

In any case, here's a rendering of this tower on the skyline from the Curbed San Francisco article on the proposal:

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Old Posted Dec 5, 2019, 10:16 PM
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Regular people don't know or care how forumers characterize skyscrapers. It will be the city's fourth-tallest tower, so it will be especially tall and notable on our skyline. That's all regular people will notice or care about, so it's part of the mainstream media coverage.

In any case, here's a rendering of this tower on the skyline from the Curbed San Francisco article on the proposal:

This skyline looks so much better with the additions. What a bummer the oceanwide center can't finish in time.
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I don't think this project has received any love here before:

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UCSF to start work on $275 million research building at S.F. General next year
By Ron Leuty – Staff Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
Nov 15, 2019, 2:57pm PST Updated Nov 20, 2019, 12:29pm PST

UCSF will start building a $275 million research building in April on the campus of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, five years after the University of California Board of Regents approved the project.

The five-story, 175,000-square-foot building, housing about 700 people, would be covered by $199.6 million from "external financing" with university debt, $25.5 million in campus funds and $50 million in philanthropy, according to a Regents meeting packet. Only $1.6 million in gifts was in hand by September.

It will be built on a small parking lot bounded by 23rd and Vermont streets. Work on the structure, scheduled to be completed in September 2022, would occur in parallel with planned seismic upgrades to one of the hospital's main buildings . . . .


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Old Posted Dec 6, 2019, 11:15 PM
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Someone should make a nice thread for 725 Harrison, Harrison Gardens. Slated for approval next week.

https://socketsite.com/archives/2019...-approval.html



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A very big hole for 2238 Market Street development at the former Sullivan Funeral Home parking lot. I could not get the whole site in the picture through the chain link fence so here is a merge. A view of what the building will look like is on the Socket Site page:

https://socketsite.com/archives/2019...ng-ground.html


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A very big hole for 2238 Market Street development at the former Sullivan Funeral Home parking lot. ...
thanks for the reminder/update on this one! I'd lost complete track.
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Old Posted Dec 8, 2019, 7:24 AM
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I don't think this project has received any love here before...
will be good to help block the view of the brutal concrete structure in the center of the complex!
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Old Posted Dec 16, 2019, 4:58 PM
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Can this be considered gentrification's revenge on SF's anti-gentrification policies? Decades ago they passed laws against conversion of SROs (rooms renting by the month) to "tourist hotels" (rooms renting by the night). Now these hipsters have figured out a way to rent SRO rooms to tech bros at eye-popping rates ($1500/month with no private bathroom or kitchen) that "gentrify" places like the 'Loin and SOMA anyway.

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Co-living company nears debut of largest S.F. project amid major expansion
By Blanca Torres – Reporter, San Francisco Business Times
an hour ago

Construction crews are busy turning a historic property that was once a Turkish bathhouse into housing startup Starcity’s first San Francisco development project.

The Tenderloin property, located at 229 Ellis St., will house 55 rooms along with communal kitchens, living rooms, event and meeting rooms and a philanthropic coffee shop.

The project marks a milestone for Starcity graduating from co-living operator to co-living developer.

“This is the realization of where we’re trying to get to,” said Jon Dishotsky, Starcity CEO and co-founder. The project is the first of a 1,200-unit pipeline the company has in the works in addition to its roughly 500 existing units in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. Occupancy in Starcity’s current portfolio is around 95%.

The company bought 229 Ellis last year for $12.2 million. The building sat empty for more than a decade and fell into disrepair. The company gutted the interior, leaving the historic façade and exterior brick walls that now frame six floors of housing. The $28 million development will begin welcoming residents in early 2020.

We were looking for urban decay,” Dishotsky said. “We’re always looking to add net new supply of housing” . . . .

Starcity charges rents range from $1,500 to $2,500 per month depending on the length of the lease, the size of the room and whether it has a private bathroom. Rooms start at $1,000 per month in Oakland . . . .

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranc...xrcTltSEVTNSJ9
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Interesting idea. I would never live in the Tenderloin though, not even if it was free.
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^^I suppose it depends on what you define as "the Tenderloin". Unquestionably Ellis St. is the heart of the worst of it. But the slopes of Nob Hill, just a few blocks away, have some great pre-war apartment buildings that are still the home of much of what remains of San Francisco's middle class--its waiters and store clerks and employees in its tourist industry.

And even the "bad parts" these days are mostly new or renovated buildings, much of the work done by non-profits like TNDC. The problem is the street life--the crime and drugs that "progressive" government allows, much of it being committed by people who don't actually live in a Tenderloin building (they either commute from Oakland or Bayview, or they live on the Tenderloin streets).

These guys from Starcity probably had to look for a while to actually find an available unrenovated building.
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The decade’s best buildings in a changing SF
12 structures and spaces that redefine San Francisco — and the lessons that they teach
By John King | Dec. 17, 2019 4:00 a.m.

181 Fremont

Windsor at Dogpatch

8 Octavia

1645 Pacific

Bill Sorro Community

Pier 70

South Park

Transbay transit center

Fire Station No. 16

Lands End Lookout

Apple Union Square

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For details and discussion: https://projects.sfchronicle.com/201...eid=aaf17b9fb9
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Someone should make a nice thread for 725 Harrison, Harrison Gardens. Slated for approval next week.
Not sure why you didn't, but since it was approved and plans to start construction next year, I did. Quoted your beautiful renderings there too.
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Google will provide $750,000 in help to reduce San Francisco’s housing woes

Google will provide $750,000 in help to reduce San Francisco’s housing woes
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Google is turning its brainpower to San Francisco's housing crisis, providing $750,000 in employee time to help the city figure out ways to speed up permitting and development.

Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google will offer eight full-time consultants, ranging from engineers, user-interface researchers and designers, for a six-month program under its non-profit arm Google.org, said Michael Appel, a Google spokesman. This team will work with the Planning and Building Inspection departments to help identify and recommend business process improvements to accelerate the production of affordable housing.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved accepting the donation Tuesday afternoon. It will be administered by the city's Office of Civic Innovation, a division of the San Francisco Department of Technology, through the Civic Bridge program. This program attempts to match up city needs with companies that might provide help meeting them on a pro bono basis.

The Bridge program has been around since 2015 and has worked with other tech players like Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE).

Since the creation of the Bridge program, Google.org has completed seven projects with a value of $560,000, said Lauren Jones, a spokeswoman for the Department of Technology. This latest project would bring the number to eight projects with a total value of $1.31 million.

Under Google.org's Fellowship Program, employees can apply for various government and nonprofit projects where they would volunteer full time for projects of up to six months, Appel explained.

The Google.org Fellowship Program is separate from the company’s volunteer program and its work is not part of Alphabet’s $1 billion commitment to help bring more housing to the Bay Area.

Google.org wanted to participate in the six-month project because housing is a key priority in San Francisco and the company wanted to be part of the solution, Appel said, noting Google.org has also provided significant contributions to housing in the region.



San Francisco tech companies have increasingly faced complaints and backlash as they have expanded their presence in the city, with residents complaining that high-paid tech workers drive up housing and rental costs.

The mayor and other San Francisco government officials are on a push to bring in more affordable housing to the city, as well as housing for the homeless. But according to the planning department's housing inventory report earlier this year, in 2018 the city created 645 affordable homes — 56% less than the previous year.
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The mayor and other San Francisco government officials are on a push to bring in more affordable housing to the city, as well as housing for the homeless. But according to the planning department's housing inventory report earlier this year, in 2018 the city created 645 affordable homes — 56% less than the previous year.
If Proposition E passes in March, affordable housing in San Francisco could go into a death spiral no matter what Google does.

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Proposition E: Prop. E, which needs a simple majority to pass, would restrict future office development if San Francisco fails to meet state-mandated affordable housing goals. Currently, San Francisco only allows a certain amount of office space to be approved every year thanks to another ballot measure from the 1980s. But Prop. E would further lower the amount of office space that could be approved by a percentage equal to the city’s shortfall in approving affordable housing development. The amount of affordable housing that should be approved would be based on state mandates. The measure was sponsored by SoMa nonprofit and affordable housing manager Todco.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/...n-14894340.php

Missing the state goals would mean less office development which would mean less money for affordable housing (because office projects subsidize affordable housing) which would mean missing the goals further meaning even less money for affordable housing and so on.
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