Articles by Andrew Nelson

1088 Sansome Street elevation over Sansome Street, illustration by MHA

17-Story Tower Proposed for 1088 Sansome Street, San Francisco

Preliminary plans have been filed for a 17-story mixed-use tower at 1088 Sansome Street in San Francisco’s Northern Waterfront neighborhood. The development is a block from 955 Sansome Street, where Aralon Properties recently submitted enlarged plans for a similarly-sized infill. The new project shows growing interest in dense housing close to the Financial District, Embarcadero, and Telegraph Hill. Mark Horton Architecture is responsible for the application.

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Orchard Residences corner view, rendering by Hayes Davison, Westbank

New Estimate for Construction on Orchard Residential Tower, Downtown San Jose

After missing a November deadline last year, one of the developers behind the tree-lined apartment proposal in Downtown San Jose has given a new estimate. Gary Dillabough of Urban Community has reportedly shared that construction at 409 South Second Street is expected to start in the first half of 2024. If this is accomplished, it would be the first project in the Westbank master plan to rise.

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Bank of Italy Tower residential conversion pedestrian view, rendering by Bjarke Ingels Group

Westbank Considers Converting Bank of Italy Tower to Housing

Westbank and Urban Community have submitted new plans to convert Downtown San Jose’s iconic Bank of Italy tower into housing. The adaptive reuse of the office tower would create well over a hundred apartments across most of the 13-story building. The filing comes as the region struggles with record-high office vacancy rates.

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