New building permits have been filed for a one-unit residential structure between 37 and 43 7th Avenue by the Presidio Golf Course in the Richmond District, San Francisco. The design features the Bay Area’s distinctive traditional Shingle Style with a green-painted bay window. Gould Evans, the same firm behind the rising twenty-six story 30 Otis Street, is responsible for the proposal.
Plans for a 622-foot office tower at 415 20th Street are heading to the Oakland Design Review Committee on January 27th. If it is built as proposed, the tower will become the tallest skyscraper in Downtown Oakland and the tallest building in California to not be in Los Angeles or San Francisco. The review requests permit approval for the design, conditional use for a large project, and variance for the maximum setback. Ultimately, the Oakland Planning Commission will make the final decision. Hines is backing the proposal, working through 415 20th Street LLC.
Development permits were submitted for proposing the construction of two student housing developments on 6661 and 6409 Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento. The first project proposal for 6661 Folsom Boulevard includes a new six-story multi-unit dwelling and has been submitted for a site plan and design review. The student-housing planned features a 143-unit building with 376 beds and surface-level parking for 74 vehicles. The site is located at the intersection of Folsom Boulevard and Elvas Avenue and currently houses three buildings proposed for demolition.
Recent activity shows that development persists for an eight-story mixed-use infill at 744 Harrison Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The project will bring a mix of hotel and residential use on top of a ground-level restaurant. However, this persistence comes in the form of a permit approval extension. The development was originally approved in 2018. An application to extend construction entitlements for an additional three years was approved Wednesday. Leon Lee & Associates are responsible for the development as the property owner.
The fifty-first tallest structure in the Bay Area is Infinity 1 at 338 Spear Street, SoMa, San Francisco. The 423-foot tall tower opened in 2008 as one of the distinguishing symbols for the development south of Market Street, especially given its prominent position beside the Bay Bridge. Its undulating dark cyan curtain-wall facade reflects modernist architecture’s evolution in the new millennium, facing pressure to reject traditional ornamentation and the boxed rigidity of the 20th-century modernist design. Tishman Speyer was the developer for the construction and remained as the property owner.