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Upcoming Developments Waiting to Break Ground, Now With UPDATES

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After posting our Upcoming Developments Waiting to Break Ground Map last week, readers tipped us off to the other projects worthy of status updates. So here now, an updated version of our map. While there are lots of neat rehabs brewing (Hibernia Bank at Market & Jones), this map series focuses on brand spankin new construction--not renovations.

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1. 5M Project

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110 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The so-called “creative development” mixed-use project by Forest City would develop the 4-acre site at Fifth and Mission Streets by rehabbing the Chronicle Building and Dempster Printing Building, demoing six existing buildings, and constructing five new ones ranging in height from 50-400 feet. The end product will have 1.85M sq.ft. of office, residential (748 units), and ground floor retail/office/cultural/educational uses, not to mention 34,000 sq.ft. of open space. Notice of environmental review and public scoping meetings started in January of this year. Environmental review and public engagement is estimated to take about 3 years. Architect: Gensler

2. 55 Laguna

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55 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

While technically some of the historic buildings of the old UC Berkeley extension campus will get rehabbed, the majority of this project is new construction of 5 new residential buildings holding 330 new multifamily rental units, with an additional 110 units geared toward low-income LGBT seniors. With final Planning Commission approvals last August, construction is set to begin this summer. Architect: BAR Architects

3. 480 Potrero

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480 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

This project in Potrero will include a 6-story building over underground parking with 84 one and two bedroom units. The project was exempt from having to do full environmental review, but that was appealed due to objections over the “adverse effect on a scenic vista.” Now the appeal won’t be heard by the Planning Commission until May.

4. Market Street Place

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965 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

The Project Formerly Known As CityPlace will feature a 250,000 sq.ft. six-level retail center at 935-965 Market Street with an exterior of translucent glass. Recent word on the street is the developers are courting Nordstrom Rack as an anchor store. Groundbreaking is set to begin in spring 2013. Architect: Gensler

5. 1125 Market Street

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1125 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Housing developers MacFarlane Partners bought the vacant lot next to the Strand Theater in December 2012 with plans for a for a 12-story apartment building. Based on the size of the lot, the new building could accommodate up to 113,000 sq.ft. with 3,500 sq.ft. of ground floor retail, but no plans have been released and no word on who the architect will be yet.

6. One Van Ness

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1 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

Starchitect Richard Meier is behind the planned 400-foot tower at Market and Van Ness. The tower would have 180 housing units and a 65-foot podium building that would be connected to the tower by a third-story pedestrian bridge. The podium would house amenities for the residential building as well as space for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As of November 2012, it was still in the early environmental review process, waiting on wind and shadow studies. Architect: Richard Meier

7. Mission Rock

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540 Terry A Francois Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94158

The Giants-owned Mission Rock development project will develop the area south of AT&T park into 1,500 residential units, office towers, loads of other restaurants and retail, and huge outdoor spaces for public events on Mission Creek and the bay. Anchor Brewing has signed up as the first tenant with a new production facility. Environmental review is slated to start in the next few months, with design and construction not even anticipated til 2015/2016. Developer: SF Giants and The Cordish Companies

8. Octavia Gateway

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8 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

UPDATE: this project has already broken ground.

The shiny boxes comprise 8 stories with 49 units, ground floor retail, and 24 off-street residential parking spaces. It was approved back in September. Architect: Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects

9. Transbay Tower

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101 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Arguably the biggest developments to hit the city, its surrounding Transbay Transit Center District is the impetus for major density and height increases. The new 61-story building will contain 1.37 million sq.ft. of office space, 10,600 sq.ft. of retail space, 28,300 sq.ft. of publicly-accessible open space, and 39,370 sq.ft of below ground parking. Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli

10. 706 Mission Street

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706 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA

A new 550-foot-tall, 47-story residential tower to be adjacent and connected to the existing 10-story Aronson Building, which would be restored and rehabilitated for The Mexican Museum. FEIR is up for certification today. Architect: Handel Architects

11. 200-214 Sixth Street

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214 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

This corner would house 56 affordable family apartments, restaurant, retail, and community space. The Draft EIR was just published in February. Architect: Kennerly Architects

12. 8 Washington

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8 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

The EIR was certified, but this project is so wrapped up in appeals and lawsuits, who knows if it’ll ever break ground. The proposed project includes staggered towers with 145 units of housing, ground floor retail, and revamped health club. Architect: SOM

13. SFMOMA expansion

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147 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The flashy new expansion on the Museum of Modern Art will more than triple the existing gallery space. The EIR was certified back in 2011, and the existing space is slated to close June 2, 2013 to begin construction. Architects: Snøhetta

14. Warriors Arena

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The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133

Perhaps you’ve heard of this one? Piers 30/32 are poised to be the home of a swanky new arena that’ll host a slew of other events, as well as a large public open space. Environmental Review has barely even begun on this one. Architects: Snøhetta and AECOM

15. 340 Fremont

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340 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Approved back in 2006, this project calls for 400ft tower on a podium housing up to 348 units and 269 parking spaces. It’s still undergoing review. Architect: Handel Architects

16. 250 Fourth Street

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250 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The project proposes to demo the Olivet Theological University and construct a new 220-room 11-story tourist hotel with 4,265 sq.ft. of restaurant/bar/retail space at Fourth and Clementia streets. Neighbor disputes over height and use slowed down the approvals process. Architect: Axis Architecture & Design

17. 222 Second Street

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222 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Back in 2010 the Planning Commission approved a project at the corner of 2nd and Howard Streets for a 26-story, 350-foot office tower with restaurant/retail on the ground floor. Design elements were tweaked this year, and needed to get the green light. Architect: Gensler

18. Transbay Block 9

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500 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The 41-story, 563-unit mixed-use tower will include, with 113 below market-rate, below-ground parking, elevated gardens, and a green house. There will also be 6,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor along Folsom Street, with a public park that connects Folsom to Clementina Street and the proposed Oscar Park. Architect: SOM

19. Pier 70

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70 Pier
San Francisco, CA 94107
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Forest City

20. Parcel H

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400 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Part of the old Central Freeway site, the project calls for a new four- to five-story mixed-use building with up to 34 units (4 on-site BMR units), 2,035 sq.ft. of ground floor commercial space and 17 parking spaces in an underground garage. Architect: DDG Partners and Fougeron Architecture

21. 181 Fremont

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181 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Another in the Transit Center District Plan area, this project will have 404,000 sq.ft. of office space, 74 dwelling units, 2,000 sq.ft. of retail space, and below ground parking. Architect: Heller Manus

22. 1601 Larkin

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1601 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

One of the most contentious project of recent memory. After a lengthy back-and-forth between developers, neighbors, the Planning Department, and the United Methodist Church, the most recent iteration of the design includes a scaled-down version of the 27-unit condo building. Architect: Ian Birchall & Associates

23. New Mission Theater condos

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2554 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Along with a renovated New Mission Theater, the project calls for demo of the neighboring Giant Value department store to build an eight-story, mixed-use building with 114 dwelling units, 89 off-street parking spaces, and ground-floor commercial space. It was approved by the Planning Commission in January. Architect: Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning

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1. 5M Project

110 5th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The so-called “creative development” mixed-use project by Forest City would develop the 4-acre site at Fifth and Mission Streets by rehabbing the Chronicle Building and Dempster Printing Building, demoing six existing buildings, and constructing five new ones ranging in height from 50-400 feet. The end product will have 1.85M sq.ft. of office, residential (748 units), and ground floor retail/office/cultural/educational uses, not to mention 34,000 sq.ft. of open space. Notice of environmental review and public scoping meetings started in January of this year. Environmental review and public engagement is estimated to take about 3 years. Architect: Gensler

110 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

2. 55 Laguna

55 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

While technically some of the historic buildings of the old UC Berkeley extension campus will get rehabbed, the majority of this project is new construction of 5 new residential buildings holding 330 new multifamily rental units, with an additional 110 units geared toward low-income LGBT seniors. With final Planning Commission approvals last August, construction is set to begin this summer. Architect: BAR Architects

55 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. 480 Potrero

480 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

This project in Potrero will include a 6-story building over underground parking with 84 one and two bedroom units. The project was exempt from having to do full environmental review, but that was appealed due to objections over the “adverse effect on a scenic vista.” Now the appeal won’t be heard by the Planning Commission until May.

480 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. Market Street Place

965 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Project Formerly Known As CityPlace will feature a 250,000 sq.ft. six-level retail center at 935-965 Market Street with an exterior of translucent glass. Recent word on the street is the developers are courting Nordstrom Rack as an anchor store. Groundbreaking is set to begin in spring 2013. Architect: Gensler

965 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. 1125 Market Street

1125 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Housing developers MacFarlane Partners bought the vacant lot next to the Strand Theater in December 2012 with plans for a for a 12-story apartment building. Based on the size of the lot, the new building could accommodate up to 113,000 sq.ft. with 3,500 sq.ft. of ground floor retail, but no plans have been released and no word on who the architect will be yet.

1125 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

6. One Van Ness

1 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Starchitect Richard Meier is behind the planned 400-foot tower at Market and Van Ness. The tower would have 180 housing units and a 65-foot podium building that would be connected to the tower by a third-story pedestrian bridge. The podium would house amenities for the residential building as well as space for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As of November 2012, it was still in the early environmental review process, waiting on wind and shadow studies. Architect: Richard Meier

1 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

7. Mission Rock

540 Terry A Francois Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94158

The Giants-owned Mission Rock development project will develop the area south of AT&T park into 1,500 residential units, office towers, loads of other restaurants and retail, and huge outdoor spaces for public events on Mission Creek and the bay. Anchor Brewing has signed up as the first tenant with a new production facility. Environmental review is slated to start in the next few months, with design and construction not even anticipated til 2015/2016. Developer: SF Giants and The Cordish Companies

540 Terry A Francois Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94158

8. Octavia Gateway

8 Octavia Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

UPDATE: this project has already broken ground.

The shiny boxes comprise 8 stories with 49 units, ground floor retail, and 24 off-street residential parking spaces. It was approved back in September. Architect: Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects

8 Octavia Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

9. Transbay Tower

101 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Arguably the biggest developments to hit the city, its surrounding Transbay Transit Center District is the impetus for major density and height increases. The new 61-story building will contain 1.37 million sq.ft. of office space, 10,600 sq.ft. of retail space, 28,300 sq.ft. of publicly-accessible open space, and 39,370 sq.ft of below ground parking. Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli

101 1st Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

10. 706 Mission Street

706 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

A new 550-foot-tall, 47-story residential tower to be adjacent and connected to the existing 10-story Aronson Building, which would be restored and rehabilitated for The Mexican Museum. FEIR is up for certification today. Architect: Handel Architects

706 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA

11. 200-214 Sixth Street

214 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This corner would house 56 affordable family apartments, restaurant, retail, and community space. The Draft EIR was just published in February. Architect: Kennerly Architects

214 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

12. 8 Washington

8 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

The EIR was certified, but this project is so wrapped up in appeals and lawsuits, who knows if it’ll ever break ground. The proposed project includes staggered towers with 145 units of housing, ground floor retail, and revamped health club. Architect: SOM

8 Washington Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

13. SFMOMA expansion

147 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The flashy new expansion on the Museum of Modern Art will more than triple the existing gallery space. The EIR was certified back in 2011, and the existing space is slated to close June 2, 2013 to begin construction. Architects: Snøhetta

147 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

14. Warriors Arena

The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

Perhaps you’ve heard of this one? Piers 30/32 are poised to be the home of a swanky new arena that’ll host a slew of other events, as well as a large public open space. Environmental Review has barely even begun on this one. Architects: Snøhetta and AECOM

The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94133

15. 340 Fremont

340 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Approved back in 2006, this project calls for 400ft tower on a podium housing up to 348 units and 269 parking spaces. It’s still undergoing review. Architect: Handel Architects

340 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

16. 250 Fourth Street

250 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The project proposes to demo the Olivet Theological University and construct a new 220-room 11-story tourist hotel with 4,265 sq.ft. of restaurant/bar/retail space at Fourth and Clementia streets. Neighbor disputes over height and use slowed down the approvals process. Architect: Axis Architecture & Design

250 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

17. 222 Second Street

222 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Back in 2010 the Planning Commission approved a project at the corner of 2nd and Howard Streets for a 26-story, 350-foot office tower with restaurant/retail on the ground floor. Design elements were tweaked this year, and needed to get the green light. Architect: Gensler

222 2nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

18. Transbay Block 9

500 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The 41-story, 563-unit mixed-use tower will include, with 113 below market-rate, below-ground parking, elevated gardens, and a green house. There will also be 6,000 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor along Folsom Street, with a public park that connects Folsom to Clementina Street and the proposed Oscar Park. Architect: SOM

500 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

19. Pier 70

70 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94107
Lennar

Forest City

70 Pier
San Francisco, CA 94107

20. Parcel H

400 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Part of the old Central Freeway site, the project calls for a new four- to five-story mixed-use building with up to 34 units (4 on-site BMR units), 2,035 sq.ft. of ground floor commercial space and 17 parking spaces in an underground garage. Architect: DDG Partners and Fougeron Architecture

400 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

21. 181 Fremont

181 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Another in the Transit Center District Plan area, this project will have 404,000 sq.ft. of office space, 74 dwelling units, 2,000 sq.ft. of retail space, and below ground parking. Architect: Heller Manus

181 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

22. 1601 Larkin

1601 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

One of the most contentious project of recent memory. After a lengthy back-and-forth between developers, neighbors, the Planning Department, and the United Methodist Church, the most recent iteration of the design includes a scaled-down version of the 27-unit condo building. Architect: Ian Birchall & Associates

1601 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

23. New Mission Theater condos

2554 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Along with a renovated New Mission Theater, the project calls for demo of the neighboring Giant Value department store to build an eight-story, mixed-use building with 114 dwelling units, 89 off-street parking spaces, and ground-floor commercial space. It was approved by the Planning Commission in January. Architect: Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning

2554 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110