Originally Posted by BTinSF
Your guess is as good as mine what he means by accelerating the TransBay Transit Center. Frankly, given the credit markets and the economy, I've just got my fingers and toes crossed that Hines doesn't back out of the deal entirely. How Newsom could push them to move faster is beyond me...
I thought the Transbay Transit Center and Tower already have tight accelerated schedules as it is. Could this mean acceleration for Transbay related projects such as 50 First Street, TJPA Howard Street, 181 Fremont Street, or any of the residental Transbay projects along Beale or Folsom Streets; or could this mean that the Transbay Transit Center Project will be given priority not to be delayed by any yet unforseen reason(s); or some combination of the above? Sorry, I don't really know.
I also think some of the proposed height restrictions currently recommended "Scenerio 1000 Feet..." by Planning should be loosened up a bit. San Francisco could be giving up great economic opportunity, if the city chooses to set new height limits recommended by Planning at such the large reductions from the heights of at least eight of the tallest original developer tower proposals. I also agree with Peanut that a taller Palace Hotel Tower wouldn't be so out of place where it would be. There would also be no big future gap to fill, like with One Rincon Hill.