As the Golden State Warriors continued their winning ways on the basketball court in December, the team also won at City Hall, as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected an appeal of the Environmental Impact Report for the Warriors’ proposed arena in Mission Bay, near the UCSF Medical Center.
The American Conservatory Theater is setting the stage for change in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood, having recently completed a two-year and $33.5 million reclamation project on the area’s historic Strand Theater. A.C.T. broke ground on the project in 2013 after purchasing the theater, located on 1127 Market St., the previous year.
Our Top 10 Projects from 2015
In the future, when we look back at San Francisco in 2015 from a construction standpoint, we may consider it more of a transition year. Major projects like Sutter Health’s two California Pacific Medical Center campuses made significant progress, but they won’t start welcoming patients until 2019.
10 Projects to Shape San Francisco for Years to ComeFrom basketball and mass transit to entirely new neighborhoods and one of the tallest buildings on the planet, the future of San Francisco construction promises to keep busy with some of the most awesome developments this city has seen. Talk about exciting. We’ve put together a list of 10 projects that we’ll be following in 2016, and for years to come.
Results were mixed for the Building Trades in San Francisco’s municipal election on Nov. 3. While Mayor Ed Lee easily won re-election with the backing of the Building Trades, District 3 Supervisor Julie Christensen failed to win a full term on the Board, losing to former District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
Clark Construction Group broke ground on the 43-story office building, Park Tower, in October. The building at Howard and Beale in the Transbay Transit District will have 750,000 square feet of Class A space, 10,000 square feet of retail space, and more than 50,000 square feet of outdoor and open space.
Modernization work at 34 San Francisco Unified School District sites covered by a project labor agreement between the Building Trades and School District is continuing during the 2015-2016 school session and progressing on schedule. San Francisco voters approved a $531 million Facility Bond Measure in November 2011 – the third and final installment of $1.3 billion in bonds to modernize and improve safety in SFUSD facilities.