The Oakland Planning Commission has scheduled an in-person meeting to review plans for a 17-story office tower at 1919 Webster Street in Downtown Oakland, Alameda County. The proposal is a roughly 9-story reduction from the initial office plans for the central location, reflecting the cooling climate for office space in the Bay Area. Ellis Partners is responsible for the application.
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The updated designs have been approved for a new office and R&D development proposed at 800 Dubuque Avenue in South San Francisco, San Mateo County. The project proposal includes the construction of three new office and Research and Development (R&D) buildings, offering spaces for parking and events. Plans also call for the demolition of all existing buildings and site improvements. IQHQ is the project developer. BKF is consulting on civil engineering, and Magnusson Klemencic Associates will consult on structural engineering. Perkins+Will is the project architect. Surfacedesign Inc will oversee the landscape architecture.
The San Francisco Planning Commission is scheduled to review office plans for 88 Bluxome Street, a years-delayed project at a key site in SoMa, San Francisco. The proposal is part of the second attempt to renege on their agreement to rebuild the Bay Club’s tennis club. Alexandria Real Estate Equities and TMG Partners are joint developers.
Permits are approved, and construction was expected to start two years ago, but now the site remains undisturbed while the project developer has received an extension for two loans totaling $80 million. Both JPMorgan Chase Bank and United Overseas Bank have pushed the deadline for Hines through October for two $40 million loans pertaining to the 61-story proposal at 550 Howard Street in SoMa, San Francisco. If built today, the mixed-use tower could become the fourth tallest tower in the city.
The Canyon, an aptly named 23-story residential tower in Mission Rock, officially opened yesterday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Mission Bay. The celebration kicks off leasing for the 283 apartments, including 102 affordable units, inside the tallest building to open in San Francisco this year. The Canyon is part of the 28-acre master plan by Mission Rock Partners, a joint venture with the San Francisco Giants and Tishman Speyer.