There’s a new project afoot. SFYIMBY plans to highlight the 52 tallest skyscrapers planned and completed in San Francisco as of January 1st, 2021. This list will include towers nearly a century old and projects that haven’t even broken ground. We start with 52nd place, Studio Gang’s MIRA at 160 Folsom Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The 422-foot tower opened its doors last year, but even before opening, the building has garnered significant attention with a twisting facade responding to the city’s historic architectural vernacular.
Development permits have been submitted and are anticipated to be approved for the mixed-use development at 450 O’Farrell Street in Tenderloin, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the demolition of three existing buildings and the construction of a thirteen-story mixed-use building. The new structure is planned with similar massing: a commercial space on the ground floor and a new church. However, it additionally features 302 group housing rooms instead of 176 residential units. The project is part of a grander scheme to build a new Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, with Forge Development Partners responsible for the project.
The Planning Commission will review plans for the construction of a six-story mixed-use building at 1324-1326 Powell Street in Chinatown, San Francisco. The development will bring 17 units to a parcel containing a vacant structure. The city staff recommendation is for the planning commission to approve the project. Mahmoud Larizadeh is responsible for the development as the property owner.
New building permits have been filed to construct a 169-residence mixed-use structure at 2150 Kittredge Street, a heavily-trafficked location between the UC Berkeley Campus and the BART station in downtown Berkeley. The development will rise up to the city’s height limit of 75 feet, matching the scale of almost every building in the city center. The design team, Kava Massih Architects, is responsible for the application.
Design review permits have been filed for the seven-story mixed-use development of 1116 8th Street in Midtown Sacramento, between Kayak Alley and L Street. The construction will be an infill-project to bring 25 new apartments, 3,490 square feet for a restaurant, and 2,825 square feet of offices. SKK Developments is behind the proposal.