Articles by Andrew Nelson

95 Hawthorne Street, design by SOM

Permits Filed for 42-Story 95 Hawthorne Street, SoMa, San Francisco

A 42-story residential tower planned for 95 Hawthorne Street has made another step towards its realization. Permits have been filed for the new building in SoMA, San Francisco, starting the process for construction to begin. A total of 412 dwelling units are planned for the building, a twenty-unit increase since its approval in the second half of 2019. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill will be responsible for the design.

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San Jose City College Career Education Complex, design by Steinberg Hart

Renderings Reveal Futuristic San Jose City College Center Complex by Steinberg Hart

Renderings have been released, showing the futuristic design planned for the Career Education Complex at San Jose City College, San Jose. These new designs come from Steinberg Hart, an international architecture firm with roots in San Jose extending back to the 1950s. Once complete, it will offer facilities for career education courses and a welcoming environment for the rest of the campus. The spaceship-like complex is expected to cost $112 million for completion.

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Senior Housing for 2800 Florin Road, Meadowview, Sacramento

Permits have been filed for a new senior-housing project at 2800 Florin Road, in Meadowview, Sacramento. The six-building permit would add a total of 150 units to a currently vacant 4.5-acre lot fifteen minutes from the city center. The Christian Church Homes development team is leading the project. The CCH already run 2,390 units at thirty sites across three states. With this latest project, they will be creating a new residential enclave in a mostly suburban district, with the first one hundred units built for $36 million.

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Biggest Little Permits of the Week: Facade Repair in SoMa, Treehouse planned in Palo Alto and More

This week, the biggest little permits include over sixty additional dwelling units, a 30,000 square foot new medical facility in Alameda, new monuments in Sacramento, and even a treehouse in Palo Alto. At this pace, over three thousand ADU’s would be produced within a year. Along with ADU’s, nineteen new single-family houses were applied for and thirty-four Tesla power walls across the counties. Perhaps the most surprising was a two-story additional dwelling unit in Palo Alto with an estimated construction price of nearly $1.4 million. If ever there was a point where an ADU became just another single-family house, this might be a contender.

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