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Massive 350-Foot Residential Tower Proposed for Central SoMa

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The Central SoMa boom spurred by rezoning that allows the construction of tall, tall buildings has gotten another boost with the filing of a Preliminary Project Assessment for a 37-story residential tower at the corner of Fourth and Brannan streets. The building would sit right across the street from the Caltrain station and amid a flurry of new activity, including the Flower Mart office towers and a pair of residential towers on what is now the Creamery. The latest proposal soars well above the 250-foot cap for the area and calls for 427 units in a Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed structure.

The site is currently home to two squat buildings that hold a wine store, a coffee shop and a billboard. All would be demolished. There isn't yet a big name developer like Kilroy Realty or Tishman Speyer, the developers behind nearby projects, attached to this site. The applicant on the Preliminary Planning Assessment submitted this week is Solbach Property Group, and the attached address for Solbach is for a residential home in Laurel Heights. According to the San Francisco Business Times, the property group is a family trust that owns the land. The project is still in its very, very early stages, with Planning expected to reply to the initial proposal by late June.

· Kilroy Files Plans for Three Office Towers at SoMa Flower Market Site [Curbed SF]
· Development Watch [Curbed SF]
· 636-648 Fourth Street [SF Planning]
· Proposed 350-foot Residential Highrise Enters Central SoMa Gold Rush [San Francisco Business Times]