Looking north from S. First Street towards Knox-Goodrich Building and the proposed project

Renovation Plans For the Knox- Goodrich Building In San Jose

Preservation plans for the Knox- Goodrich Building at 34-36 South First Street, downtown San Jose, have been prepared. The proposed renovation includes retaining the three-story, 7900-square foot Knox-Goodrich Building while building an approximately 91,992-square foot, seven-story commercial building for office and retail uses west of, and internally connected to, the historic structure. The proposed new structure has a roof height of 86 feet, with rooftop projections reaching 99 feet. The project description is based on the Site Development Permit and Historic Preservation Permit drawings by Studio Current and Brick Inc.

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555 California Street seen right of center

Sale of Vornado and Trump Owned Iconic 555 California Now On Hold

Once the tallest building in the west of the United States, 555 California Street still stands out in the San Francisco skyline half a century later. The 1969-era skyscraper has long been symbolic of the city’s Financial District, second only to the Transamerica Pyramid. Currently, the building is majority-owned by Vornado Realty Trust, holding 70% of ownership, with a 30% partnership deal with the President’s Trump Organization. Vornado announced this week that they have temporarily ceased efforts to sell the building, as well as the 1290 6th Avenue tower in Manhattan, also part-owned by the President’s company, stopping the search for a potential $5 billion transaction. If made, the Trump Organization stood to gain $1.5 billion. Efforts to sell are expected to restart in 2021.

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5250 3rd Street view from 3rd Street looking south west, rendering courtesy Leavitt Architecture

Renderings Revealed for 5250 3rd Street, Bayview, San Francisco

Permits have been filed to initiate the project review meeting for a new building at 5250 3rd Street in Bayview, San Francisco. The application calls for the construction of a 98-unit residential structure. The developer describes in the project review permits that their goal is to provide the majority of the housing for middle-tier affordable housing for teachers working in the city. Leavitt Architecture Inc. is responsible for the project design

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Botanical Garden Nursery

Renderings Revealed For Botanical Garden Nursery and Golf Course Clubhouse

Development permits have been filed, and renderings were revealed for Botanical Garden Nursery and Golf Course Clubhouse in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The proposed project for Botanical Garden has four vital updates: design an efficient nursery with indoor and outdoor activity spaces, consolidate growing spaces into a defined nursery area, demarcate and separate public-only areas from workers-only areas, and practice sustainability in every project design. Siegel and Strain Architects are managing this project.

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