The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development has announced an official Request for Qualifications, seeking potential development partners to build at 1979 Mission Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. The property had previously seen the ‘Monster in the Mission’ proposal, a contentious ten-story apartment by Maximus. Now, the city-owned lot will become 100% affordable housing thanks to an agreement with Crescent Heights, the developer behind a 55-story proposal in The Hub.
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Group I has submitted a second request for Conditional Use authorization to build housing at 770 Woolsey Street in Portola, San Francisco. The plan has been contentious as it will demolish most of the former University Mound Nursery, though a sizable portion of the site will be retained for permanent community use. Iwamotoscott Architecture is responsible for the design.
Berkeley is starting the environmental review process for the Hub, a 26-story residential tower at 2128 Oxford Street in Downtown Berkeley, Alameda County. The proposal is one of the tallest in the city’s development pipeline, with 485 student-oriented rental units overlooking the western edge of UC Berkeley’s campus. Core Spaces is the project developer.
Renovation work is wrapping up for what will become the only new hotel to open in San Francisco’s Financial District. The former Le Méridien at 333 Battery Street was purchased by KHP Capital Partners for $221 million in 2021 and is expected to open later this year as the Jay Hotel. The 25-story hotel first opened in 1989 with the architecture by John Portman & Associates.
Plans for a new Life Science campus dubbed Gilman Gateway in Northwest Berkeley have been pushed closer to reality. Public records show that 16 parcels have been purchased for a total of $49 million, culminating in roughly ten acres. IQHQ and Spur Capital Partners have partnered as joint developers.