Articles by Andrew Nelson

490 Brannan Street aerial perspective, rendering by Perkins&Will

Rendering Revealed for 490 Brannan Street, SoMa, San Francisco

New renderings have been revealed ahead of a planning commission hearing for a mixed-use mid-rise building at 490 Brannan Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The project would replace an existing commercial structure and surface parking a 185-foot tall building with offices, space for the arts, child-care, and retail. Strada Investment Group is behind the proposal after acquiring the property in 2015.

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44 Montgomery Street, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

Number 20: 44 Montgomery Street, Financial District, San Francisco

The 20th tallest tower in the Bay Area planned or built is 44 Montgomery Street, built in San Francisco’s Financial District. Completed in 1967, the 565-foot tall structure surpassed 650 California Street’s pinnacle and became the tallest building in the United States west of Dallas. John Graham & Company, best known for the Seattle Space Needle, is responsible for the architecture.

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155 South 11th Street, image via Google Street View

Preliminary Review Requested for 155 South 11th Street, East Campus, San Jose

A preliminary application has been filed revealing plans for a seven-story residential building at 155 South 11th Street in East Campus, San Jose. The proposal would create 91 affordable units on top of a parcel spanning less than half an acre. Lighthouse at Grace LLC is responsible for filing, and the property had been owned by a Fraternity, Sigma Nu’s Zeta Iota Chapter.

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Museum of Jazz and Art at 1310 Oak Street, rendering by Allen Architectural Engineer

Pre-Application Filed for Museum of Jazz and Art at 1310 Oak Street, Downtown Oakland

Pre-application documents for a several-times proposed Museum of Jazz and Art have been accepted for review by the Oakland Planning Commission. The museum hopes to build on city-owned land at 1310 Oak Street, across from Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. David Allen, the founder, CEO, and Board Chairman of the Museum of Jazz and Art and lead at Allen Architectural Engineer, is responsible for the crystalline design.

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