Coming in as the fiftieth tallest tower in the Bay Area built or planned is Jasper, a prominent building along the San Francisco skyline perched on Rincon Hill. The 430-foot tower at 45 Lansing Street, SoMa, was completed in 2016 by Miami-based Crescent Heights and then purchased in the summer of 2019 by Northwestern Mutual for $306 million. The development was made possible by San Francisco’s 2005 Rincon Hill Plan, a neighborhood-focused zoning program that helped pave the way for many of the towers on our list to offer housing in the Central Business District.
Articles by Andrew Nelson
The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a draft plan to change the city’s exclusive zoning for single-unit households. Starting December of 2022, the city will allow the construction of single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes in areas that are currently zoned for single-unit homes only. The City Council voted 8-0 in approval, taking inspiration from the cities of Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon.
Demolition permits have been filed for two structures at 1500 and 1508 S Street to make way for an eight-story residential building at 1500 S Street, Downtown Sacramento. The five-lot parcel contains an existing low slung commercial structure and a single-story house. They will be torn down for the construction of 137 new homes. Anthem Properties is responsible for the development since purchasing the property in 2019 for $5.1 million.
Renderings reveal plans for a four-story infill project at 3515 Mission Street in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. The project will demolish a single-story commercial structure to produce four units, one ADU, and ground-level retail. Blue Birds Construction’s Jun Sheng Lin is listed as the property owner.
Seagate Properties is working to build a 395-foot mixed-use tower at 88 Grand Avenue in the heart of Downtown Oakland. The development permits had been filed in 2018 and approved in 2020. The full structure will provide retail and residential housing on the Central Business District’s northern side, half a block from Broadway. With planning approved, the next step to anticipate will be groundbreaking.