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1998 Market and 1800 Van Ness are breaking ground soon.
After Bosa's project, the next significant condo developments hitting San Francisco will be 1998 Market St. and 1800 Van Ness Ave. Brian Spiers and Canyon Johnson Urban Funds are ramping up to start construction on the 114-unit 1998 Market next week; Oyster Development's 98-unit 1800 Van Ness also starts this summer. Both projects will take 18 months to construct.
"Then each time Fleetwood would be not so much overcome by remorse as bedazzled at having been shown the secret backlands of wealth, and how sooner or later it depended on some act of murder, seldom limited to once."
A decade after its last major expansion, San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center is planning to enlarge its space by adding 250,000 to 400,000 square feet to its current 1 million square feet. Helming the potential additions and reconfigurations is the joint team of SOM and Mark Cavagnero Associates. They beat out a slew of contenders, including AECOM, Gensler, and HOK, who designed the original center in 1981.
As part of developing a 25-year-old master plan, the firms are designing a new identity around “an iconic architectural presence for Moscone,” said SOM’s Craig Hartman. “The Yerba Buena neighborhood has become a cultural and commercial hub, so it’s important that convention center also live up to 21st century expectations of what the city should be.”
The expansion is spurred by client demand and competition posed by other cities adding to their convention capacities. “A lot of our regulars are growing and a lot of groups that would like to be in there that can’t fit,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, a private nonprofit representing the city’s tourist industry, which is driving the expansion.
While the architects are in the preliminary stages of planning, the RFP outlines two new buildings and a major underground expansion. The new construction could include a sizeable addition to Moscone South, a six-story, 260,000 square-foot building along its Third Street frontage; Moscone East, a four-story, 240,000 square-foot building that would take place of the current Moscone Center garage on the other side of Third Street and connect underground with the existing center; and a Howard Street Connection, a 11,000 square-foot underground facility between Moscone North and South. The last major expansion was Moscone West, completed in 2003.
A decade after its last major expansion, San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center is planning to enlarge its space by adding 250,000 to 400,000 square feet to its current 1 million square feet.
The new construction could include a sizeable addition to Moscone South, a six-story, 260,000 square-foot building along its Third Street frontage; Moscone East, a four-story, 240,000 square-foot building
The 706 Mission Scoop: Design, Details And Timing For Museum Tower
As plugged-in people know, the proposed 550-foot tower to rise at 706 Mission Street would house the Mexican Museum on floors one to four with 43 floors of residential above.
The base of the building would cantilever slightly over Jessie Square at the third and fourth floors and employ a glazed aluminum curtain wall system "articulated with vision, masonry, metal, and/or spandrel panel façade elements.”
Plans for the adjacent historic Aronson Building call for new retail and restaurant space on the ground floor with museum space on the second and third floors and either residential or office space on floors four though ten.With respect to parking, the existing Jessie Square Garage would be converted from publicly to privately-owned to provide parking for the project with 260 spaces for tower residents and 210 spaces on the upper two levels remaining available to the public.
Demolition has begun at 260 Fifth to make way for the second phase of a 2 building apartment complex - phase 1 is under construction.
Demolition began Friday at 260 Fifth St. The site’s previous building featured a mural of the San Francisco bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, and was proximate to a gated empty lot on Tehama St. with a rarely-used basketball hoop. Rumor has it that the building used to house a famous music and film recording studio.
Now the site is slated to be complementary to an Avant Housing (the same folks who brought us SOMA Grand) development at 900 Folsom, which will include ground-floor retail space, condominiums, and a public green space. Construction at 900 Folsom is well underway but, as these images show, the work at Avant Housing’s 260 Fifth has just begun.
706 Mission Street - 1977 - looking at the rendering of 706 Mission reminds me of a visiting organist at Davies Sym. Hall when asked what the new organ sounds like he replied "It's big!". Asked again he said "It's big!" I can't say much about the proposed building except that it is big!
(Essex) Fox Plaza Resident Since 1971
San Francisco, California
Something that nobody has mentioned about the PUC building is the beautiful streetscape. They really did a great job of planting drought tolerant grasses and species that also look beautiful. The sidewalks are wide and welcoming.
Light shelves on the rear (for passive cooling and heating).
A contextual shot
And a beautiful piece of art on the front that creates a water ripple effect when the wind blows:
From the second Rincon Hill tower to the Central Subway transit project, San Francisco is undergoing a massive wave of new construction. Some 56 major developments — totaling $3.137 billion in construction costs, 500 stories and 5,188 residential units — are in various stages of the approval process, according to The City’s Department of Building Inspection.
No agency is more familiar with this construction trend than the Department of Building Inspection, which just received funding to hire up to 27 more workers on top of its current staff of 243 people who handle the towering workload of signing off on building permits and inspecting construction work.
Strawn said his department was expecting to issue slightly more than 55,000 for the fiscal year that just ended in June. While that is up about 6 percent from the 2009-2010 fiscal year, it is still down about 15 percent from the 65,000 permits issued in 2006-2007.
went for a run around the center of the city and here are a few comments on a few projects, sorry no pics...
10th and market - the center building is just about to get above groundlevel, and the side buildings are just about as high as the shorter parts of the white behemoth behind it. hopefully they get high enough to cover it entirely.
5th and folsom - clear work underway on 3 separate lots at this intersection. on 5th it is still in demolition mode, right on the corner looks like still digging down for the foundation, but on south side of folsom (towards 6th) it looked like below ground construction might have started.
16th and south van ness - just saw this lot briefly, but it looked like there was a giant whole in the ground, which is more than i saw last time i went passed a few months ago. i think this might have been the development that was stalled due to gas/chemicals found in the ground, but looks like they are back underway. no sign of life at 15th and south van ness though. just a fence around the lot.
can't recall if its been mentioned here, but i also went to fillmore festival yesterday and noticed a sign up on turk x fillmore for new construction, said summer 2013 i believe. didn't notice any work underway though.
The service station is being removed to make way for housing on this corner of Market St. & Buchanan - 115 units. Note the serpentine rock in the big dig - I had no idea there was so much serpentine in the area - it extends for at least 2 blocks to the 1800 block of Market Street. The mint across the street is on a hill of serpentine rock. Arquitectonica is designing the structure.
(Essex) Fox Plaza Resident Since 1971
San Francisco, California
was out walking my dog and saw this sign at the entrance to a parking lot 1/2 block south of market, between 12th and Brady, just west of s. van ness. the sign was not there a day or two ago. wonder if a local project is about to get going, possibly 1600 Market. That's the closest I can think of.