Six months after construction topped out, crews have all but finished facade installation for the commercial redevelopment of 100 Stockton Street near San Francisco’s Union Square. The project has made adaptive reuse of a seven-story mid-century department store with expanded offices and modernized retail facilities. Morgan Stanley and Blatteis & Schnur are responsible for the development.
The 130-foot structure will yield 246,800 square feet, with 150,920 square feet dedicated to office use and 91,900 square feet for commercial retail use. Topping the building will be a rooftop restaurant that will attract prospective patrons with views of the area, including a potentially good view of 555 California.
Gensler is responsible for the redesign, adding clear glass and terracotta to the once-solid limestone-clad structure. Degenkolb is the construction engineer firm. The most eye-catching feature of the new design is the cantilevered terrace carved into the building. The asymmetrical opening rises at the corner to produce a dramatic focal point at the intersection of Stockton and O’Farrell Street.
The project is in a heavily trafficked area, two minutes from Union Square and five minutes from Yerba Buena Gardens by foot. The Powell and Montgomery Street BART Stations are both within walking distance.
Morgan Stanley and Blatteis & Schnur purchased the building in 2017 for $250 million. Gensler’s adaptive reuse is expected to cost over $80 million. Construction is scheduled to finish soon.