People across the Bay Area have been told to expect an impressive onslaught of construction to start or finish during this new year. From Treasure Island to Mission Bay, Diridon Station to Downtown Oakland, crews are planning to break ground on skyscrapers and apartments, open a new light-rail subway, and start work on the Silicon Valley BART extension. The following is a list of the highlights we at SFYIMBY hope to share with our readers between now and 2023.
January of 2022: Ferry services will now connect the Ferry Building with Treasure Island.
March of 2022: Coterie Cathedral Hill, a luxury senior housing project, is expected to welcome its first residents in March 2022. The new Coterie Brand is a collaboration between Related Companies and Atria Senior Living. 1001 Van Ness Avenue will open with 209 residences, with architecture by Handel Architects.
Spring of 2022: Central Subway Project is a 1.7-mile extension of the Muni Metro light rail’s T Third Line. The city hopes to open up four new light rail stations from SoMa to Chinatown, three of which will be underground. The existing light rail system has seven lines stopping at 120 different locations. The Central Subway Project has been in the works since the Federal Transit Administration approved preliminary engineering in 2002.
Spring of 2022: Presidio Tunnel Tops is a new public park. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the public will soon be able to enjoy the fourteen acres of new recreational parkland, with the added benefit of covering a highway. The project has been a joint venture with the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and The Presidio Trust.
Early 2022: Potential residents will be able to move into the high-end development on Yerba Buena Island. 266 new units will be built, of which fourteen will be sold as affordable housing. San Francisco-based Stockbridge Capital Group and the developer Wilson Meany are jointly developing for the project. CAHill is responsible for construction.
Fall of 2022: The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) have seen construction began on the 130-unit affordable housing project at 681 Florida Street. The building is expected to open in the Fall of this year. Like many of the proposals on this list, MEDA and TNDC benefited from pro-housing legislation, including California State Senate Bill 35.
Fall of 2022: As documented by SFYIMBY earlier this year, construction is moving along for The Gateway at Millbrae. Construction is expected to last through September of 2022, with phased openings. Republic Family of Companies is responsible for the projected $401 million development. The building has redeveloped the parking area beside the Millbrae BART stop with offices, 400 new homes, retail, and hotel rooms.
Fall of 2022: Penny Lane is expecting to open a 70-unit subdivision by Trumark in Concord.
Fall of 2022: 1265 Borregas Avenue, a mass-timber-designed office building for Google in Sunnyvale, is expected to open in August of this year. Michael Green Architecture is responsible for the translucent design.
2022: Facade installation has already been finished for the Adobe North Tower at 333 West San Fernando Street in Downtown San Jose. At some time in 2022, crews are expecting to see the tower open, adding to the software company’s impressive presence in the city.
2022: Mission Bay Block 9 is expected to open this year. The building will add 140 new permanently supportive homes for unhoused residents. BRIDGE and Community Housing Partnership are joint developers for the project.
2022: The Maceo May Apartments on Treasure Island is expected to open. Designed by Mithun, the 105-unit new structure is the first in the Bay Area’s largest residential development to build an urban neighborhood on reclaimed land. Treasure Island’s roughly 8,000 unit redevelopment plan is led by Treasure Island Community Development (TICD), a partnership with Stockbridge Capital Group, Wilson Meany, and Lennar Corporation.
2022: The first phase of Mission Rock will be opened between 2022 and 2023, including the new Visa headquarters in Block G. By the end of the year, Tishman Speyer is expecting to deliver 537 apartments and over half a million square feet of office space.
2022: The reskinning and redevelopment of 100 Stockon Street will soon be finished. Led by Gensler, the project will create a new retail hub capped with a Chotto Matte rooftop restaurant.
2022: This year will see the opening of one of Berkeley’s few high-rises. 2129 Shattuck Avenue will soon open ground-level retail and 334 new hotel rooms managed by Residence Inn by Marriott. JRDV Architects is the project architect.
2022: The first structures for 1629 Market Street are expected to open this year. At full build-out, the development will yield 579 new homes above ground-level retail across five new buildings. The project is a joint venture with Strada and UA Local 38 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Hall.
2022: Hawkins Way Capital is expected to open up a 276-key hotel at 1431 Jefferson Street in Downtown Oakland. Recent revisions to the plan removed a planned four-story garage on the rear of the lot, planning to build a new open-air courtyard.
2022: Handel Architects and Westbrook Partners are expected to see the opening of 706 Mission Street this year. The 510-foot tall building will include the Four Seasons Private Residences and a new home for the Mexican Museum, designed by TEN Arquitectos inside the connected Aronson Building.
Demolition has started already for Related Santa Clara. Led by the Related Companies with design by Foster + Partners, the $8 billion project is reshaping a former golf course with new offices, housing, shops, hotels, a 30-acre public park, and more. The first phase is expected to open in 2023.
200 Park Avenue is the newest skyscraper in Downtown San Jose. This year, residents will likely see facade installation start and possibly finish, showcasing the sculpted box design by Gensler.
One of the few high-rises expected to rise this year in San Francisco is 30 Van Ness Avenue. Demolition work is already well underway. The 333-unit project was on our list as being among the tallest buildings in the Bay Area proposed, with a rooftop height of 540 feet. Lendlease is responsible for the development, with design by Solomon Cordwell Buenz.
California Barrel Company of Associate Capital is overseeing the construction of the Potrero Power Plant Station. The waterfront development will involve bigshots like Herzog & de Meuron and Foster + Partners in designing some of the several structures to span 29 acres. The first buildings are expected to finish by 2026, with full build-out roughly estimated around 2035. Construction will be spread across three phases with an anticipated price tag of over $2 billion.
Demolition has already started for some of CityView Plaza, with plans to revitalize a central block in Downtown San Jose. Jay Paul Company, a major player in the city, is aiming to build a flashy new 3.8-million square foot office designed by Gensler. The porous ground level is hoping to create an inviting pedestrian space, with a network of paths crossing through the property.
Early 2022: SFYIMBY’s most highly anticipated project for 2022 is the 806-foot tall mixed-use tower at 550 Howard Street or Transbay Parcel F. The proposal is a joint venture with Hines, Urban Pacific, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the same firm behind the design for the Salesforce Tower, is responsible for the design.
The 61-story building rises 750 feet from street level to rooftop, with its parapet extending 806 feet high. The building will yield roughly 957,000 square feet, with 325,000 square feet of office space, 165 apartments, and 189 hotel guest rooms managed by Rosewood. Approximately 9,000 square feet of retail will be fitted in the podium, alongside parking for 212 bicycles and 183 vehicles.
Spring of 2022: Construction crews are expected to break ground on the new affordable housing project at 600 7th Street in April of 2022, in part thanks to the California State Senate Bill 35. Mercy Housing is responsible for the development, which will create 208 new supportive housing units.
Spring of 2022: The Aggie Square project in Sacramento is expected to break ground next year, with completion by 2024. On is being developed by Wexford Science & Technology LLC, on behalf of the University of California. The project will create 324 family-sized units and hundreds of thousands of square feet floor for the UC Davis Sacramento Campus.
Spring of 2022: In May of 2022, crews are expecting to start work on the 221-unit mixed-use development at 1101-1123 Sutter Street in Polk Gulch, San Francisco. The project will rise 14 stories, including affordable housing, on top of retail and child care facilities. David Baker Architects is responsible for the design.
Spring of 2022: Also in May, crews will start work on Mission Bay Block 9A, a 100% affordable housing development co-managed by Curtis Development, Michael Simmons Property Development, and YCD, i.e., Young Community Developers. The Mithun-designed podium building will open 148 affordable condominium units.
Mid-2022: Balboa Reservoir, a joint venture between BRIDGE Housing and AvalonBay Communities, is hoping to start work in mid-2022. Crews hope to finish up by 2026, adding 1,100 new residential units with around half of all units dedicated as affordable housing, retail, and new childcare facilities.
Late 2022: The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation is hoping to see construction start on 4200 Geary Boulevard. The project will create 98 new affordable housing units, including supportive housing for homeless seniors.
Late 2022: SummerHill Homes is expecting to start construction on City Village in late 2022, a 404-home project reshaping 31 acres in San Ramon, Contra Costa County.
2022: Foundational work has already started for Platform 16, through developers say construction will start in full force this year to reshape the 5.4 acres with 1.2 million square feet of office space designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox near San Jose’s Diridon Station. The project is a joint development with BXP, TMG Partners, and Valley Oak Partners.
2022: Alterra is hoping to break ground in 2022 on a mixed-use tower at 27 South 1st Street in Downtown San Jose. Construction is expected to last two and a half years, rising 24 stories to create 374 homes and a sizable retail podium.
Late 2022: Groundbreaking has tentatively been set for 730 Stanyan Street in the latter half of 2022. The 120-unit project, designed by the legendary architecture firm OMA, will provide much-needed new affordable housing. The Chinatown Community Development Center and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation are jointly managing the development.
2022: MacFarlane Partners are hoping to begin work for the West Oakland BART Station redevelopment at 1451 7th Street. The multi-structure proposal will build 762 new units next to the high-capacity transit station and establish a new high-rise core for the low-rise neighborhood. The project is replacing existing parking.
2022: Demolition work will start soon this year for The Carlysle, a 21-story tower at 51 Notre Dame Avenue in Downtown San Jose. The dynamic design by Steinberg Hart fits together 290 apartments above 123,500 square feet of offices.
2022: Construction for Cambrian Park Plaza is expected to start in 2022, though the project still requires approval from the city. The project, led by Weingarten Realty Investors, will redevelop an 18.1-acre strip mall with offices, 378 homes, a hotel, and new retail.
2022: Named the Kelsey Civic Center, the new eight-story affordable housing project at 234-240 Van Ness Avenue is expected to break ground this year. Mercy Housing, the project developer, will oversee the project, hoping to add 112 new residences and ground-level retail.
2022: Urban Catalyst hopes to receive an entitlement for their 18-story residential proposal for 32 Stockton Avenue by May of 2022, setting up the potential for construction before year’s end. If the process goes as planned, the Aedis Architects-designed tower would add 497 new units by 2025.
2022: UC Regent is hoping to start construction on a new student dorm at 2556 Haste Street for UC Berkeley this year. The project has garnered heightened attention as it will build on top of the People’s Park. The parcel became a vacant property in the 1950s. However, it served as a central location for the city’s Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. If built, the building will have the capacity for 1,113 university students and roughly a hundred units for extremely low income, unhoused, or formerly unhoused people.
2022: Sunset Development is hoping to start work on CityWalk Bishop Ranch, a massive urban redevelopment of surface parking in San Ramon, Contra Costa County. With construction tentatively expected this year, the firm is aiming to build 4,500 new homes in a mix of podium buildings and townhomes.
2022: Crews are expected to start work on the BART San Jose Phase 2 Extension Project, moving through Downtown San Jose to Santa Clara. One of the single most anticipated infrastructure projects in the Bay Area, the project is expected to cost around $6.5 billion to create just four new BART stops. The project will include an important connection with Diridon, adding to the existing hub between multiple regional transit networks.
2022: The future remains uncertain but optimistic for Oakland’s Howard Terminal waterfront ballpark. However, initial plans did suggest construction could start later this year. The development could see the construction of some of Oakland’s tallest skyscrapers. At full build-out, the Major League baseball stadium will be surrounded by 3,000 apartments, 1.5 million square feet of offices, 18.3 acres of parks, and a myriad of other uses. Bjarke Ingels Group is responsible for the design.
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UPDATE: The original copy omitted The Carlysle, a mixed-use tower expected to break ground this year in Downtown San Jose. If a project is not included in this article, it does not necessarily mean that progress is not expected if reported by other outlets. SFYIMBY could not confirm set dates for certain developments.