Articles by Andrew Nelson

Stonestown Mall conceptual land use proposal, illustration courtesy Brookfield

Brookfield In The Early Stages of Planning 30-Acre Redevelopment at Stonestown Mall, San Francisco

Brookfield Properties has recently presented an updated pitch to the public about the redevelopment of the Stonestown Mall property, located south of the Sunset District and about as far from downtown San Francisco while still being in the city limits. The proposal calls for a mixed-use neighborhood-anchoring project that will make a significant contribution to addressing California’s housing crisis.

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900 Innes Avenue Park concessions, design from GGN

Plans Underway for 900 Innes Avenue Park, Hunters Point, San Francisco

The San Francisco Planning Department will review plans for the new 900 Innes Avenue Park in Hunters Point, San Francisco. The new 3.6 acres of public park space will feature a welcome center inside a historic cottage, a food pavilion, and a boathouse extending from Innes Avenue to the Bay. The project is led by the property owners, San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization, is a project representative.

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600 South 1st Street Garden Gate tower aerial view, rendering by C2K Architecture

Historic Structure Moved from 600 1st Street for Garden Gate Tower, Downtown San Jose

Downtown San Jose was treated to a spectacle Sunday morning when the historic structure at 8 East Reed Street was lifted from the ground and moved across the city by truck. The Kelly Brothers House Movers conducted the job. The relocated four-plex will become affordable housing managed by Habitat for Humanity. Other involved parties include the Preservation Action Council of San Jose, the City of San Jose, and KT Urban. KT Urban will be responsible for developing the proposed 27-story residential tower dubbed the Garden Gate.

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1064-1068 Mission Street, design by Herman Coliver Locus Architecture

Construction Underway for 1064-1068 Mission Street, SoMa, San Francisco

Recently shared photographs from an SFYIMBY reader show the state of construction for 1064-1068 Mission Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The development is poised to create mid-density housing for people experiencing homelessness once opened in the central business district with access to transit, retail, and job opportunity. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, Mercy Housing, and the Episcopal Community Services have partnered together for the development.

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North Bayshore public space, rendering courtesy Google

Mountain View City Council Approves Office Component of Google’s North Bayshore Development

The City Council of the City of Mountain View has approved Google’s request for the right to build for over a million square feet of net new office space, an important component in the tech company’s North Bayshore development. The decision moves the massive project, including roughly seven thousand residential units with some low-income housing, closer to construction. Council approval for the formal master plan is expected to be received later in Spring.

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