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Old April 26th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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SAN FRANCISCO | 299 Fremont St. - Transbay Block 6 | 100m | 300ft | 33 fl | T/O




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Transbay Block 6 Sold, Tower Ready To Build



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The Transbay Joint Powers Authority is raking it in, with another big check on the way from development around the Transbay Terminal.

The public agency in charge of developing the $4 billion Transbay Terminal station at First and Mission streets in San Francisco is set to collect $30 million after the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure approved a disposition and development agreement with Golub Real Estate Corp. and Mercy Housing California for the development of Transbay Block 6.

The development of Block 6 includes 409 units of market-rate housing and 70 units of affordable housing, as well as a publicly accessible open space and ground-floor retail. Golub has committed to pay the $30 million purchase price by Oct. 1 of this year and plans to begin construction as early as the fall. The development is expected to be complete in 2016.

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Transbay Blocks 6 and 7 will be integrated with below-grade parking and ground floor retail.


http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...fremont_a.html


http://www.bararch.com/work/multifam...bay-blocks-6-7


http://www.bararch.com/work/multifam...bay-blocks-6-7
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Old September 11th, 2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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Looks like construction might start next month:

http://blog.sfgate.com/johnking/2013...oncrete-oh-my/
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Old September 17th, 2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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More renderings. Something seems to have happened. I didn't care for the design above, but these look different and better:










Source all: http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2013/0...today.php#more
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Old September 18th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #4
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Yeah, breaking up the expanse of glass with masonry elements really integrates the tower better into its surroundings.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 05:31 AM   #5
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Supervisors to Vote on Transbay Block 6 Deal Today



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Tuesday, September 17, 2013, by Alex Bevk

Today the Board of Supervisors will vote on the development agreement for 280 Beale Street, better known as Transbay Block 6. The agreement will be between the successor to the Redevelopment Agency and Golub Real Estate with Mercy Housing. Back when the Transbay Transit Center was approved, one of the conditions was 25% of the housing developed in the area would be available as low-income housing and 10% as moderate income housing. The new tower will feature 556 residential units - 409 market-rate and 70 affordable, with an additional $24.3M in affordable housing fees, on Block 6 with an additional 77 affordable units to be constructed on Block 7 at a later date.




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Old September 18th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #6
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These 'new' renderings on Curbed aren't correct. Golub/Mercy's proposal was chosen and designed by SCB not BAR.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci....html?page=all

This is proper proposal:

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Old September 18th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #7
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Darn. Back to the ugly again.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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OK! (wouldn't be the first time they ran old renders...)
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Old October 30th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #9
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The high rise portion of this project is now being called 299 Fremont St. Anyway:

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Financing secured for $200 million Transbay highrise
299 Femont is set to rise

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Another downtown residential tower is set to rise.

Golub & Co. is ready to start construction this fall on a $200 million, 32-story residential tower at 299 Fremont after securing financing from the Multi-Employer Property Trust and its advisor, Bentall Kennedy.

The 409-unit luxury high-rise complex will include an apartment tower, townhome residences, a ground-level courtyard and street-front retail.
Groundbreaking is expected by year-end 2013, with expected completion in late 2015 . . . .

The San Francisco office of Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the project and will serve as the architect of record. The general contractor is a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Cahill Construction . . . .

The 299 Fremont St. project is aiming to achieve LEED gold under the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design . . . .

The units at 299 Fremont will offer efficient floor plans with luxury finishes and appliances as well as full-height windows offering a combination of views of the city and the bay. Planned community amenities include sky balconies on every third floor of the tower, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a community room with gourmet kitchen, game room and media lounge. Outdoor spaces will include a rooftop deck, hot tub, gas grills, seating, fireplace and terraces wired for Wi-Fi. Other amenities include a 24-hour doorman, package service, bicycle storage and repair, and dog bathing facility.

Block 6 represents the second MEPT investment in new construction in San Francisco in the past 18 months. MEPT is also the preferred equity investor in NEMA, a 754-unit apartment complex at 14 10th St.



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Old November 7th, 2013, 09:04 PM   #10
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Green Development Breaks Ground For Tower And Retail On Folsom

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The ground has been broken for a 32-story tower and townhouse development with 409 apartments to rise on Transbay Block 6 at the corner of Folsom and Fremont. Retail will line the street.

In addition to the market-rate apartments in the tower and townhomes, the Transbay Block 6 development includes an 8-story building at the corner for Folsom and Beale which is being developed by Mercy Housing and will provide 70 units of affordable housing.

Designed to be LEED Gold certified, sustainable features of the Block 6 development include solar thermal panels, a resident-controlled cross ventilation system, and community gardens on the ground level, rooftops and balconies with "sky parks" on every third floor.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #12
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Not exactly anything to get excited about, especially in a city that can boast so many really great buildings. Some architects just lack any real imagination and talent IMO
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Old December 19th, 2013, 01:10 AM   #13
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Not exactly anything to get excited about, especially in a city that can boast so many really great buildings. Some architects just lack any real imagination and talent IMO
If you live there, any progress toward fulfilling the plan for lower Folsom St, which has been a wasteland of empty lots since the freeway ramps were torn down in the wake of the 1989 quake, is cause for celebration.

This street is planned as the retail "high street" (to put it in British terms--even though its actually a low street, ie in a valley) of the Rincon Hill neighborhood which includes several taller and more attractive buildings on the hill.
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Yet another rendering, this one from the architect's web site and dated Dec 2013:


http://www.scb.com/connect/news/scb-...-soma-district
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Yet another rendering, this one from the architect's web site and dated Dec 2013:


http://www.scb.com/connect/news/scb-...-soma-district
Not sure if you saw this, but there are a lot more renderings (check out the fullscreen) here:

http://www.parisiportfolio.com/portf...sco-california

I wasn't very excited about this initially, but it looks like it'll be great -attention to detail, varied facades, and it seems to meet the street well.
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Yes, I definitely saw it at the time it was posted and rechecked it yesterday but while I saw a number of renderings obviously by the same hand as the one the architect had displayed on its site, I didn't see that exact one.

Anyway, I agree with you, that the batch you linked and the one the architect had make it look pretty decent and I have also revised a previous negative opinion. I'm still a little dubious of the concept of "sky parks" vs individual balconies but that's a concern for people planning to live there.

I keep looking at the shot desertpunk posted taken from between the 2 ORH towers and imagining the proposals for Transbay blocks 9, 8 and 6 built and lined up along Folsom. I think it'll be stunning.
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I keep looking at the shot desertpunk posted taken from between the 2 ORH towers and imagining the proposals for Transbay blocks 9, 8 and 6 built and lined up along Folsom. I think it'll be stunning.
Agreed! Also, it seems like we're literally running out of proposals. You know what I mean though? I remember the days of countless proposals and very little construction. That has flip-flopped as of late. Exciting times and arguably one of the biggest changes to the skyline decades.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 05:31 AM   #18
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This is under construction now, as there's a tower crane up and foundation work is being done.

pics by simms3_redux on SSP:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...28#post6520728

last week:



the crane's up now:



So many towers going up in that area
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3.28 before the big pour:


Transbay Block 6 by urbanists, on Flickr
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