Construction has officially started on the Potrero Power Station development in Dogpatch, San Francisco, following yesterday’s groundbreaking ceremony. With Mayor London Breed in attendance, the event marks the beginning of a 29-acre redevelopment that will open up a portion of the city’s eastern waterfront to the public with 5.3 million square feet of offices, housing, and retail around public parks and transit featuring designs by Foster + Partners and Herzog & de Meuron. California Barrel Company of Associate Capital is responsible for the development.
The 31st tallest building in the Bay Area planned or built is 333 Bush Street, a 495-foot tall mixed-use building in San Francisco’s Financial District. The project is two blocks away from the Montgomery Street BART Station. Opened in 1986, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is the project architect.
A project application has been submitted for a hotel at 630 Geary Street in Civic Center, San Francisco. The project proposal consists of a change of use from tourist hotel rooms to residential hotel rooms. Piedmont-based, MW Design, is responsible for the conceptual designs and construction.
Westbank and Gary Dillabough of Urban Community have purchased a vacant parcel expected to become housing at 201 West Julian Street in Downtown San Jose. The $11.4 million transaction adds to the development team’s impressive six-project roster for the city, including an office tower designed by Studio Gang at 255 West Julian Street. Given the development team’s other ambitious proposals, there is high anticipation about what they plan to do at 201 West Julian.
Construction is nearing completion at 88 Broadway and 735 Davis in North Beach, San Francisco. The development will soon open 178 affordable housing units designated for family or senior residents. BRIDGE Housing and the San Francisco-based John Stewart Company responsible for the development.