Project Description

When the City and County of San Francisco decided to put their 180,000 sf office property at 30 Van Ness on the market, Newmark Cornish & Carey commissioned DE+ to conduct a unit planning study and produce conceptual designs for a 400 ft residential tower. The objective was to position the property as a world-class transit-oriented development opportunity. Conceptual design for the 42-story, 604,000 sf mixed-use multifamily residential tower includes 596 units, 12,000 sf of base retail, numerous interior and exterior tenant amenities, and a new entrance to the MUNI subterranean railway. Unit planning studies produced a combination of 2-bedroom, 1-bedroom, junior 1-bedroom and studio apartments designed to appeal to the mid-market location.

The glass tower is designed as a simple, elegant expression of its rational concrete structure and unit planning. The design initiates a new urban high-rise conversation that will redefine the intersection of San Francisco's two most important boulevards.

Newmark Cornish & Carey

Date of Completion
2015 (concepts)

604,000 sf


Firm of Record