For the last twelve days of the year, SF YIMBY will look back on each month to reflect on the biggest stories we covered. In July, San Francisco saw the opening of the $118 million Presidio Tunnel Tops park, replacing surface parking and covering up an overpass with 14 acres of landscaped open space. Meanwhile, in the Civic Center and on Treasure Island, crane installation signaled the start of work on two new towers that will contribute to the city’s slow-growing skyline. In San Jose, crews finished the facade installation for the Adobe North Tower.
July 1st: A recent site visit by YIMBY has shown that Adobe North Tower’s facade has been fully installed in a highly-visible location for pedestrians coming from Diridon Station or drivers along Highway 87. The 18-story structure at 333 West San Fernando Street is the newest tower in Adobe’s downtown San Jose campus. Gensler is the project architect.
July 6th: Last week, YIMBY toured Serif SF to visit the newly opening Solarium rooftop deck on top of the newest apartment addition to San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood. Sales have already started, with units selling at $560,000, while the LINE Hotel is preparing to open with 232 guest rooms this September. The project is the work of L37 Partners, with architecture by Handel.
July 8th: Several sections of a construction crane have been delivered yesterday afternoon to 30 Van Ness Avenue, a recently-cleared lot in San Francisco’s Civic Center. Crews finished demolition of the five-story office building this January, and now the site is primed for excavation of the city’s tallest skyscraper in the Hub, and the second tallest in the city after the Transbay Parcel F by Hines and Urban Pacific. Australia-based multinational real estate company Lendlease is the developer and contractor of the 47-story mixed-use proposal.
July 14th: Webcor has announced the groundbreaking for Parcel C2.4, a 22-story residential tower on San Francisco’s artificial Treasure Island. The project will build 250 new rental units with some townhouse-style residences along the sidewalk at Parcel C2.4. The new tower will be a portion of the 8,000-unit master plan by the Treasure Island Community Development joint venture.
July 15th: Presidio Tunnel Tops Park will open Sunday with performances, food vendors, talks, and public art. With its opening, San Francisco will get its newest waterfront park, spanning 14 acres and creating a comfortable pedestrian connection from the Main Parade Lawn to Crissy Field Beach. The day has been co-curated by the Partnership for the Presidio and community members.
July 28th: Vertical construction is expected imminently for an advanced six-story factory at 300 Kansas Street in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The proposal will create new R&D and Manufacturing facilities within a high-tech net-zero carbon building. The project is being developed by Spear Street Capital, headquartered in the city’s prominent Spear Towers.