555 Bryant Street has started rising above street level in SoMa, San Francisco. With the foundation complete, vertical construction is expected to accelerate over the next year, culminating with the 16-story mixed-use high-rise overlooking I-80 and close to the 4th & King Street Caltrain Station. Strada Investment Group is responsible for the development.
Once complete, the 160-foot-tall structure will yield just under half a million square feet, with 433,350 square feet for residential use and 45,200 square feet for a three-level vehicular garage. The ground level and basement will be leasable for light industrial tenants. Parking will be included for 125 cars and over 200 bicycles. BKF is consulting on civil engineering.
The project will eventually open up with 501 apartments close to the Giants Stadium. Unit sizes will vary, with 74 studios, 228 one-bedrooms, and 198 two-bedrooms. The rear of the site along Welsh Street will include a row of townhome-style units with stoops directly onto the sidewalk. According to a recent assessor letter, the project will include 71 affordable units.
Solomon Cordwell Buenz is responsible for the design. Facade installation will include three-story sawtooth bay windows similar to the recently completed MIRA apartments by Studio Gang. The H-shaped floorplans will bring natural light and fresh air to mid-block apartment windows and the two podium-top courtyards featuring landscape architecture by Plural.
In recent news, Strada purchased 201 Spear Street in the city’s Financial District, and is the location of the firm’s main offices. The developer has been busy across the region, including construction at 1629 Market Street and the SMU campus in Downtown Oakland. Along with the approved tower at 395 3rd Street, the firm is involved with over half a dozen other projects covered by YIMBY, including 1300 Buchanan Street, Pier 30-32, and the Lake Merritt BART Station Redevelopment.
The dense project could soon be joined by a crop of high-rise apartments between the Caltrain Station and Salesforce Park. By the trains, Solbach Property Group proposed a 47-story apartment complex at 636 4th Street. Next door, Tishman Speyer is pushing to build over a thousand homes at 655 4th Street.
Across the freeway and close to the skyline’s pinnacle, Strada received approval for a 35-story apartment complex designed by Henning Larsen at 3rd Street and Harrison. A block close to the Salesforce Park, two 2nd Street and Folsom, Holland Partners is considering a 42-story tower at 95 Hawthorne Street next to where Align Real Estate has proposed the 62-story Cube-capped tower at 620 Folsom Street.
Swinerton is the general contractor. Construction is expected to last 30 months from groundbreaking last year, with completion by mid-2025.