Standing at the Salesforce Tower’s foot, 100 First Plaza is not among the city’s most recognizable structures. By comparison, it almost appears short. Yet, with a pinnacle 447 feet above street level, it is the 42nd tallest building in the Bay Area built or planned. The tower, located at 100 First Street in SoMa, opened in 1988 with a postmodernist design from the office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Developers will be presenting the preliminary design review for the 845,590 square foot research campus at 600 Addison Street later tonight to the Berkeley Design Review Committee. The project will add a new campus for medical research in the Southwest Berkeley neighborhood, overlooking Aquatic Park. Lane Partners and LB2 Partners are developing as a joint venture.
Santa Clara Planning Commission is reviewing the architectural and conceptual plans for a housing project proposed at 3335 Kifer Road, Santa Clara. The project proposal includes the construction of a supportive senior affordable housing complex with 80 units within the Lawrence Station Are Plan (LSAP). The site is currently occupied by a 8,992 square-foot research and development building and surface parking that are proposed for demolition.
The project is developed and sponsored by Allied Housing Inc. GLO Architecture is managing the design concepts and construction.
The Santa Clara Development Review hearing to be held later today is expected to approve action on phase one of the Gateway Crossing project at 1205 Coleman Avenue, Santa Clara. The project aims to build a significant residential hub adjacent to Caltrain’s Santa Clara Station, the San Jose city border, and the San Jose International Airport. Holland Partner Group is responsible for the development.
Conditional use authorization permits have been for a 100-unit residential project at 1567 California Street in Polk Gulch, San Francisco. If the developers are given the CUA, the project will add a significant quantity for housing, including low-income housing, in the retail-rich and transit-accessible Polk Street thoroughfare. Southern Land Global LLC, affiliated with Shanghai Laiyi Real Estate Development, is the project sponsor.