Pre-application permits have been filed for a 240-room citizenM Hotel at 300 Constitution Drive, or 3 Facebook Way, in Menlo Park, San Mateo County. The five-story development will replace surface parking at the intersection of Chilco Street and Bayfront Expressway in an area dominated by Facebook offices. The proposed hotel has already received city council conditional approval in early 2020. The Netherlands-based citizenM Hotel chain is responsible for the development as the project owner.
Art Gensler, the founder and namesake for the global architecture firm, passed away in Marin County on May 10th, 2021, at age 85. The San Francisco-based architect founded Gensler with his wife Drue Gensler and their associate, James Follett, in 1965. Over the decades, Gensler has grown to be consistently ranked among the largest studios in the world since the 0s and has worked on many projects that have shaped the Bay Area’s built environment.
The 476-foot tall office building at 45 Fremont Street is tied as the 37th tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built. The low-profile tower was completed in 1978 by Shorenstein Properties, one of the city’s most prominent landlords, and involved with three other properties already featured on the SFYIMBY Tallest 52 Towers countdown.
Development plans are under consideration for the adaptive reuse of 48 Stockton Street, i.e., the Barneys Building, in Tenderloin, San Francisco. The proposal is to convert the existing retail hub to part-retail and part-offices across from 2 Stockton, 100 Stockton, and Union Square. Strada Investment Group is the sponsor responsible for the development.
Development permits are under review seeking the approval of two seven- story office buildings with retail space at 200 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale. The project proposal includes the construction of two office buildings with flex spaces, parking and shared services. Gensler is managing the design concepts and construction of the project.