San Francisco keeps growing and changing and defining itself as a world-class city in the 21st Century. From the Salesforce Tower to the Transbay Transit Center, the future is now. But that future is for the many, not just the few, as our list of the Best Projects of 2017 can attest. And some are even firmly rooted in the past.
What the city of San Francisco has cooking to come on line in the coming years is quite remarkable. From a world-class arena and world-class medical facilities to a long-needed addition to the Golden Gate Bridge and the second tallest building in the city, there’s plenty to be excited about.
Webcor Builders is the general contractor for the project at 706 Mission Street that will feature a 43-story, 480-foot tall residential tower with approximately 146 condominium units. The condo tower will also be connected to the historic 10-story Aronson Building on the corner of Mission and Third streets that will also contain luxury condominium units.
DPR Construction is the general contractor for Kilroy Realty's mixed-use office and industrial complex at 100 Hooper, located in the SOMA district near Mission Bay. The $270 million, 400,000 square foot project designed by FORGE and Pfau Long Architecture features two four-story buildings with 311,000-square-feet of office space on the upper levels and 86,000-square-feet of light industrial space on the ground floor.
Work on Kilroy Realty's office project at 16th and Owens in Mission Bay, The Exchange, is progressing on schedule, with union signatory contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie as general contractor. The $570 million project will have 736,000 square feet of Class A office space and 14,000 square feet of ground level retail space. The project includes two 12-story towers, two 6-story podiums, and a 262,000 square foot, 5-story parking structure on the 3.5 acre site.
Several projects are underway on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island this fall that will create and strengthen the foundation for the construction of new homes, hotels and retail spaces that will be built over the next 10 to 15 years. A joint venture of Lennar Corporation, Wilson Meany, Stockbridge Real Estate Funds and Kenwood Investments is developing the dense, mixed-use project they call "one of the most environmentally sustainable development plans in US history."
On a hilltop at the Hunter's View housing project, overlooking the San Francisco skyline, Governor Jerry Brown signed 15 bills into law on Sept. 29 that will help increase the supply and affordability of housing in California. The legislative package provides funding for affordable housing, reduces regulations, strengthens existing housing laws and boosts construction. The State Assembly passed the package of bills at the end of the legislative session Sept. 14.
The San Francisco Planning Commission approved developer Forest City's plan for Pier 70 at its Aug. 24 meeting. The 28-acre development east of Illinois St. between 18th and 20th streets will include housing, commercial and retail space, and publicly accessible waterfront parks.