More news from the fast-developing Transbay District: three big builders are in the running to develop Block 8, a 42,000 square foot piece of land that has been zoned for 740 residential units. The project had been shelved for five years, but a request for proposals was reissued last December. All of the developers have lots of experience in the San Francisco market, but one also has a potential starchitect on board: if developer Related California wins the land, they will enlist the services of Rem Koolhaas to design the building. The other two developers vying for the land are Millennium Partners, which was responsible for the Four Seasons San Francisco and the Millennium Tower, and Golub, which developed the 32-story residential tower at 299 Fremont. Each of the three teams will submit a proposal for the land, and each proposal will include an affordable housing element because 27 percent of the building is required to be affordable. Ground floor retail will also be included in each proposal. The future project will be adjacent to a 41-story, 563-unit mixed-use tower at Block 9 that breaks ground this year.
· Transbay Block 8 is Back and Looking for Development Love [Curbed SF]
· Three big developers vie for mega Transbay Site [SF Business Times]
· New Renderings for SOM Tower at Transbay Block 9 [Curbed SF]