Articles by Andrew Nelson


Mission Rock aerial view with the now-complete China Basin Park, image by Jason O'Rear

Mision Rock Opens Waterfront Park, Starts Leasing for Verde, San Francisco

While the San Francisco Giants are settling into the new baseball season, they have been welcoming another crowd just across McCovey Cove. The team, in partnership with Tishman Speyer and other stakeholders, celebrated the official opening of China Basin Park yesterday morning, two days after announcing that leasing has started for the Studio Gang-designed residential tower, aptly named Verde. Construction is nearly over for the first phase of the city’s mixed-use Mission Rock master plan.

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2100 Q Street townhomes, rendering by TCA Architects

Significantly Reduced Plans for Sac Bee Headquarters Proposed, Sacramento

Dramatically reduced plans have been filed by Shopoff Realty Investments to replace the former Sacramento Bee headquarters at 2100 Q Street in Midtown Sacramento. The developer is now seeking to bring 122 townhomes and single-family homes, aiming to bring less than a quarter of the housing compared with the initial five-story proposal. The application uses Senate Bill 330 to expedite approval.

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1965 Market Street, rendering by RG Architecture

23-Story Tower for 1965 Market Street, San Francisco

New plans have surfaced for a 23-story residential tower at 1965 Market Street in San Francisco close to the Castro. The tower is a remarkable increase from the same developer’s initial plans to add two hundred rental apartments to the historic property at the corner of Market Street and Duboce Avenue. Keller Grover Properties is the project applicant.

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