Major design changes have been revealed for the narrow eight-story hotel infill at 12 Mint Plaza in SoMa, San Francisco. The updated style will provide a reflection of the neighborhood’s historic architecture rather than a contemporary contrast. Elsey Partners is responsible for the development.
The updated designs have been approved for a new office and R&D development proposed at 800 Dubuque Avenue in South San Francisco, San Mateo County. The project proposal includes the construction of three new office and Research and Development (R&D) buildings, offering spaces for parking and events. Plans also call for the demolition of all existing buildings and site improvements. IQHQ is the project developer. BKF is consulting on civil engineering, and Magnusson Klemencic Associates will consult on structural engineering. Perkins+Will is the project architect. Surfacedesign Inc will oversee the landscape architecture.
The San Francisco Board of Appeals is scheduled to review an appeal filed by the developer behind 2700 Sloat Boulevard regarding the zoning code interpretation by the city’s Zoning Administrator. The department argues that calculations behind the 50-story skyscraper in the Sunset District were an inaccurate interpretation of city code. In their appeal, CH Planning has provided examples of over a dozen approved projects that they say used similar methods of calculator.
A new zoning application has been submitted for a new affordable senior housing project and church at 793 West Grand Avenue in West Oakland, Alameda County. The proposal will create 101 apartments above a new home for Joshua Christian Church, which currently occupies the existing religious facility on the corner of Grand Avenue and West Street.
The San Francisco Planning Department is expected to vote on plans for a new United Irish Cultural Center at 2700 45th Avenue in the Sunset District, San Francisco. The densely packed six-story institutional facility will create new community space, including a two-level Saint Patrick’s Room banquet hall, offices, and a public gallery.