It has only been two weeks since plans were first announced for the region’s potential second-tallest residential tower, and a flurry of permit activity has already been submitted to the city’s Planning Department. The 72-story proposal for 530 Howard Street is expected to rise 844 feet tall, among the tallest in the country, and could become the third or fourth tallest skyscraper in San Francisco. Bayhill Ventures, the project developer, has also submitted a request for new building permits.
Bayhill Ventures has announced plans for a new skyscraper at 530 Howard Street, overlooking San Francisco’s Salesforce Park. Initial plans shared with media this morning suggest the tower would stand 840 feet tall, making it the third tallest structure in the city skyline if built today and the second tallest in the city’s pipeline. Bayhill Ventures is a relatively new firm led by the former chief at Hines, Paul Paradis, and former president of the Sobrato Organization, Rob Hollister.
The San Francisco Civic Design Review Committee is scheduled to review plans for the Transbay Block 3 park during a public meeting next Monday. The plan will create a new one-acre landscaped destination between two dense housing plans on the former temporary Transbay Bus Terminal in SoMa. The San Francisco Public Works department is the landscape architect.
New renderings have been published for the Transbay Block 2 affordable apartments in SoMa, San Francisco. The plans will create 334 new homes, split between two structures, the family and the senior housing buildings being developed respectively by Mercy Housing and the Chinatown Community Development Center.
The San Francisco Planning Department has approved rezoning Transbay Block 4 to conform with the 47-story proposal by Hines in SoMa. The 513-foot tower will exceed the 400-foot height limit for the parcel at 200 Main Street, creating 681 new homes, of which nearly half will be designated as affordable. Groundbreaking is expected by late 2023 or 2024.