The San Francisco Examiner has reported that the SFMTA Board of Directors expects major infrastructure work to be completed by March 31st for the city’s new Central Subway Project. The project is a 1.7-mile extension of the Muni Metro light rail’s T Third Line, adding four new light rail stations from SoMa to Chinatown, three of which will be underground. The existing light rail system has seven lines stopping at 120 different locations. The Central Subway Project has been in the works since the Federal Transit Administration approved preliminary engineering in 2002. The four stations are expected to begin operation in the Spring of 2022.
Construction is underway for several projects around the recently-opened Milpitas BART Station in Santa Clara County. One such development is 730 and 750 East Capitol Avenue, which will produce a combined 582 units and several retail spaces between two structures. The Walnut Creek-based Anton Development manages the project.
Construction has topped out for the U-shaped five-story Element Hotel by Marriott, confirmed by a recent site visit to the property at 1130 Champions Drive in Newhall, San Jose. The new building will span 115,000 square feet, producing 175 guest rooms immediately opposite the San Jose Earthquakes soccer stadium and the city’s international airport. The project, led by Nexus Development, is part of a much larger mixed-use plan, the Coleman Highline.
Development permits were filed seeking the approval of constructing new single-family homes at 666 Hamilton Street in Portola, San Francisco. The project proposal includes demolishing the existing abandoned single family residence and constructing three new residences with three ADUs. The scope of the project also includes subduing the existing lot into three lots and removal of all trees including one tree within ten feet of the front property line.
Facade installation is nearly complete for a new seven-story mixed-use office building at 345 4th Street in SoMa, San Francisco. A recent site-visit by SFYIMBY shows that the curtain wall installation has reached the sixth floor, is fully installed along 4th Street, and nearly finishing along Tandang Sora Street. Stanton Architecture is responsible for the design and is listed as the property owners operating through 4th & Harrison SF, LLC.