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Old July 13th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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SAN FRANCISCO | Transbay Parcel F | 246m | 806ft | 64 fl | Pro

The TJPA has announced that they are putting Transbay Parcel F (as well as portions of 75 Natoma, 546 Howard, 564 Howard and 77-79 Natoma) up for a live auction on September 2, 2015. I've outlined what I believe this site includes below -- it's currently used as a staging area for the Transit Center construction project.




Per Transbaycenter.org here are a couple relevant points:

  • The site(s) have a maximum height limit of 750 feet/228 meters (564 Howard is zoned for 450 feet, but the TJPA explains that an up-zoning to match the rest of the parcels is achievable)
  • The net developable land area is approximately 29,000 square feet.
  • Approx 10,000 square feet is limited to single story construction due to the Transit Center train box, and the three vent shafts that protrude through the northern portion of the site.
  • The minimum bid price is $160 Million.
  • The site is zoned C-3-O(SD), which allows for office, residential and hotel uses, but is also within the Transit Center Commercial Special Use District, requiring that sites of this size be at least 2/3 commercial... yet confusingly, the announcement also says the TJPA will not prescribe the uses or development of the site.
  • Any development is expected to front the cost of building a pedestrian bridge to the rooftop park atop the Transbay Terminal
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Old July 13th, 2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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i've just been waiting for some person or group to attack these proposed buildings immediately adjacent to the Transit Center rooftop park on its south side because they will shade the park. The Foundry Square buildings nearby at 1st & Howard were purposely built short to avoid that but now the city is marketing these parcels that still have tall zoning.

Because the city (Transbay Transit District really I suppose) is the seller and needs the money that the ability to build tall will bring in, these lots will have support from the political establishment that often opposes development. But there remains the possibility of ballot initiatives and court battles to tie them up.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 09:19 PM   #3
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You're right that there will probably be some opposition, but hopefully the city's backing will be enough to fight it off.

And I understand wanting to ensure that park space remains sunny -- in theory -- but if there is vocal opposition to building tall here, I have to wonder how many of those people actually plan to use the park? Won't the park be utilized most often by the tenants of the very buildings in question?
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Old December 30th, 2015, 09:12 AM   #4
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Back in play: http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2015/1...tower_site.php

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Transbay Authority Tries to Sell Parcel F Future Tower Site

When developer Crescent Heights backed of a major deal for Parcel F in the Transbay District over issues with affordable housing requirements, the future of the piece of land was thrown into uncertainty. Now, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is seeking a new buyer, according to The Registry. The TJPA hopes to find that buyer in the first quarter of 2016 and is currently in talks with three other pre-qualified buyers who initially went up against Crescent Heights.


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Parcel F is zoned to hold a tower up to 750 feet and is the only development site in the city zoned above 550 feet.
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Old March 10th, 2016, 09:54 PM   #5
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 02:41 AM   #6
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And now the renderings:

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the 60-story Parcel F tower will include 250,000-425,000 square feet of office space at its base, with a 200-300 room hotel and 200 condos above.

The tower will be one of the three to be connected to the 5.4-acre City Park atop the adjacent Transbay Transit Center by way of a pedestrian sky bridge . . . .




http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...ower-site.html

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(The developer) hopes to secure approvals and break ground within a year, and the tower could be completed by 2019 or 2020.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 03:02 AM   #7
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Nice! I'm guessing it'll be closer to 780' tall, seeing as the 750' height limit is to the roof, and there appears to be a crown extending a couple storeys past the roof.
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Old July 2nd, 2016, 03:23 AM   #8
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And now the renderings:
Wow! I didn't know what to expect here, but I quite like this thing.

Positives: the setbacks and the pronounced crown, and the beefy cantilevered section. Negatives: funky pylons at the base of the cantilever, and the three different facade patterns are a little busy.

But it's got a lot of presence and fits well with the other towers in the neighborhood, and I think the positives far outweigh the couple qualms I have with the design.

Now let's get it built!
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Old July 14th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #9
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Renderings Released for Transbay Parcel F


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Following the 2011 demolition of San Francisco's 1939-built Art Deco Transbay Terminal, the first steps of a massive redevelopment project got underway. Although the central Transbay Transit Center is expected to open in 2017, the broader redevelopment plan calls for the addition of at least a dozen new towers for the immediate area, part of a city-building measure that will bring a significant amount of density to the heart of central San Francisco.
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Old October 20th, 2016, 06:11 AM   #10
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Some news:

They're refining the design right now, and it's going to be 64 storeys and 806'/246m tall in total, including the crown (time for a thread title update!). As usual for SF, the height limit of a site (750' in this case) is not for the total buildable height, but rather the height limit for the roofline of inhabited areas.



http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2...-revealed.html

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While the preliminary designs for what is now proposed to be an 806-foot-tall tower with 64 floors to rise at 546 Howard Street, on Transbay Parcel F, are in the process of being refined by Pelli Clark Pelli and will likely result in a more rounded form, we now have the detailed makeup of what’s proposed to be within the walls of the nearly one million square foot development to share.

As proposed, 200 condos will be spread across the top 27 floors of the Howard Street tower, with 16 floors (287,000 square feet) of office space and a 250-room hotel below.

The plans includes a bit of retail space at the base of the building along Natoma, and the dead-ending of the street, as well as on its fifth floor which will be connected to the 5.4-acre City Park atop the adjacent Transbay Transit Center by way of a pedestrian bridge and a four-story parking garage with 38,000 square feet of space under the tower.
This one already looks nice, I can't wait to see what the final design looks like. Also, at 64 floors, this building will have the highest floor count in SF, despite being just the 4th tallest building.
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Architects Release Revised Designs for Transbay Tower in San Francisco

Pelli Clark Pelli with HKS Architects has made design revisions to their Transbay Parcel F proposal, the final building expected to rise within the transformative Transbay District in San Francisco. The 64-story tower at 550 Howard Street now features a gentler overall expression, swapping hard right angles and asymmetry for a softer and more elegant sculptural identity.

Developed by a joint venture called F4 Transbay Partners – consisting of Hines, Broad Street Principal Investments, and Urban Pacific Development – the project would entertain a healthy mix of uses. Its 200 residences would be scattered among the upper 27 floors of the tower, while the remaining bulk hosts 16 levels of office space and a 250-room hotel. The residential and office lobbies, marked by a smooth glass exterior, would face Howard Street.

Natoma Street, which has largely been cannibalized by the development site and the adjacent Transbay Transit Center, will be converted into a pedestrian mews lined on either side by retail. Renderings for this space show people strolling by patio furniture underneath a webbing of lights and a pedestrian bridge connecting the tower's fifth floor to the rooftop park on the new transit hub.

Upon completion, the tower would be the fourth tallest in San Francisco, sitting comfortably behind the Salesforce Tower, Oceanwide Center, and the iconic Transamerica Pyramid.
http://www.ctbuh.org/GlobalNews/getArticle.php?id=4643#!


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Its 3 World Trade Center West :-)
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That's a unique one for Pelli while having his beautiful signature facade.
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Wow, SF skyline pictures will have to be updated more often now.. and thats a good thing
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