WHAT’S COMING UP IN SOUTH BEACH? HERE IS A GREAT LIST, AND MAP!

 

Update of developments waiting to break ground
5M PROJECT
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
55 LAGUNA
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
480 POTRERO
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 appealeddue 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
MARKET STREET PLACE
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
1125 MARKET STREET
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
ONE VAN NESS
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
MISSION ROCK
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
OCTAVIA GATEWAY
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
TRANSBAY TOWER
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
706 MISSION STREET
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
200-214 SIXTH STREET
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
8 WASHINGTON
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
SFMOMA EXPANSION
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
WARRIORS ARENA
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
340 FREMONT
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
250 FOURTH STREET
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
222 SECOND STREET
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
TRANSBAY BLOCK 9
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
PIER 70
The development of this “Waterfront Site” includes 270,000 square feet of “creative core” within 25 acres of land between Illinois Street and the water, and 20th and 22nd streets. Developer: Lennar Forest City
70 PIER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94107
PARCEL H
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
181 FREMONT
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
1601 LARKIN
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
NEW MISSION THEATER CONDOS
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