Articles by Andrew Nelson

Shaded 35 South 2nd Street with greenery, elevation by Bjarke Ingels Group

“BIG Pants” Revealed for 35 South 2nd Street, Downtown San Jose

New elevations reveal plans for a tower at 35 South Second Street, Downtown San Jose. The starchitect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is behind the design, which has a striking resemblance to a pair of trousers. The 289-foot tower will provide a large quantity of residential, office, and retail space around the corner from the future BART station and historic Bank of Italy Tower. Vancouver-based Westbank Corporation is developing the project.

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770 Woolsey Street site plan, rendering by Iwamotoscott Architecture

Budding Development Reviewed for Former Nursery at 770 Woolsey Street, Portola, San Francisco

The San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission is to review refreshed plans for the residential development of 770 Woolsey Street, formerly the University Mound Nursery, in the city’s Portola neighborhood. The proposal is for 62 residential units, some sold as affordable, and retaining two historic structures. L37 Partners is responsible for the construction.

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1001 Van Ness Avenue, image by Andrew Campbell Nelson

1001 Van Ness Avenue Tops Out, Facade Reaches Top in Fillmore District, San Francisco

Construction of the thirteen-story mixed-use tower at 1001 Van Ness Street, San Francisco, has topped out as the facade nears completion. We last covered the site in early October, when the concrete structure was just eight stories high, and the first facade panels were installed. Designed by Handel Architects, the building will bring a new center for assisted senior living along the city’s fast-developing Van Ness corridor and the Fillmore District. Related Companies and Atria Senior Living are managing the development through a joint venture.

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