New Timing for Twisty Transbay Tower

While the Transbay District site for the twisty 400-foot-tall “Bay Tower” designed by Jeanne Gang to rise at 160 Folsom Street, on the northwest corner of Folsom and Spear, has been cleared and building permits issued, permits to start preparing the site for construction (excavation, shoring and pile driving) are on hold by the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping (think/thank the new Clementina Alley) but should soon be approved.

If all goes as currently expected, work should begin in earnest on the development of 160 Folsom within the next month. And if so, the Transbay Block 1 project, which will yield a total of 391 condos, 156 of which will be below market rate (BMR), over 10,200 square feet of retail space and underground parking for 340 cars should be ready for occupancy in the first quarter of 2020 (not 2019).