Articles by Andrew Nelson

399 Fremont Street viewed from Harrison and 1st, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Number 43: 399 Fremont Street, SoMa, San Francisco

399 Fremont Street stands at the intersection with Harrison street tied with two other contenders as the 43rd tallest building in the Bay Area built or planned. The curtain wall-wrapped tower rises to a pinnacle of 440 feet tall in SoMa, according to construction contractors Swinerton, matched by 500 Folsom and the adjacent 340 Fremont. The building contributes 447 rental apartments into the Bay Area housing market. UDR is the project developer.

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2352 Shattuck Avenue phase one (left) and phase two (right), rendering by Niles Bolton Associates

Construction Topped Out for Phase One of 2352 Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Berkeley

Construction has topped out for the first of two phases of Logan Park, a residential development at 2352 Shattuck Avenue in Downtown Berkeley. The eight-story structure will have two-thirds of the 204 total apartments expected from the project, of which 14 will be sold to residents in the Very Low-Income bracket. The Austin Group and CA Ventures are the project developers.

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1800 Owens Street street view of the full complex, rendering

One Billion Dollars for 1800 Owens Street in Mission Bay, San Francisco

A press release from Kilroy Realty broke the news that 1800 Owens Street will be sold for $1.08 billion, breaking records as the second-highest price for a single property in San Francisco and the highest price per square foot in the city history at $1,440 per square foot. The property in question is a recently completed office complex in Mission Bay. Kilroy expects the deal to close at the end of March.

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2129 Shattuck Avenue hero view, rendering courtesy JRDV

Construction of Residence Inn by Marriott Nearly Topped Out at 2129 Shattuck Avenue, Downtown Berkeley

Construction is nearly topped out for one of Berkeley’s tallest buildings, a 168-foot hotel at 2129 Shattuck Avenue in Downtown Berkeley. Crews have begun installing the windows and exterior insulation, while the concrete core is still exposed in lieu of the curtain wall feature at the corner of Shattuck and Center Street. A rooftop canopy remains to be installed before the project can be described as topped out. The development was proposed by Center Street Partners LLC. Pyramid Hotel Group manages the project and will operate the hotel once complete under the Residence Inn by Marriott brand.

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