News Article: Height cut for 35-story residential tower

As reported by Hannah Norman in the San Francisco Business Times and by SocketSite, BUILD’s 469 Stevenson project has submitted updated plans that reduce the proposed height of the building from 366 feet down to 284 feet.

We have also released new renderings of the revised building, which is currently planned to include 468 new apartments.


Dogpatch, San Francisco

LOCATION: 680 Indiana Street (Dogpatch neighborhood, San Francisco)

DESCRIPTION: The project consists of two architecturally distinct, but integrated buildings separated by a publicly accessible courtyard mid-block. On the southern side of the site, the “O Building” is organized around a central courtyard and features a dramatic two-story “porthole” opening in the front façade, while on the northern side of the site, the “M Building” is organized around a series of private, landscaped courtyards that open onto Indiana Street.

  • 116 rental homes

  • 76 below-ground parking spaces

  • 116 bike parking space

  • On-site cafe, Noon, from the owners of local Piccino


  • "O" building designed by Pfau Long Architecture

  • "M" building designed by Kennerly Architecture

  • Dogpatch Arts Plaza designed by CMG Landscape Architects


  • 17 affordable rental homes on site  



469 Stevenson

SOMA, San Francisco

LOCATION: 469 Stevenson Street (SOMA, San Francisco)

DESCRIPTION: 469 Stevenson is currently the service parking lot for Nordstrom. BUILD is just beginning the process of getting to know the neighborhood and understand the potential to transform this surface parking lot into thoughtful homes for San Franciscans.

We have submitted a Preliminary Planning Application with design concepts from architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) that include 467 homes with a range of unit types in a single, 28-story tower. We welcome feedback and input from neighbors and other interested community members.




Mission Creative

Mission District, San Francisco

LOCATION: 2741 16th Street (Mission neighborhood, San Francisco)

DESCRIPTION: The Daziel Building is a 20,000-square-foot, 2.5-story commercial building constructed in 1950. The property spans an entire city block, with the building facing 16th Street and a 62-space surface parking lot opening onto 17th Street. The project includes improving and re-leasing the site.

STATUS: Stabilized


Fly Ranch

In 2009, the BUILD partners were introduced to Larry Harvey and his partners at the Burning Man Organization. Burning Man was in contract to acquire a 4,000-acre ranch in the Nevada desert on which they planned to move the annual Burning Man event as well as develop a desert art center. 

BUILD facilitated a transaction that allowed Burning Man to adjust its corporate structure, manage tax requirements, protect trademarks, establish a permanent office, and provide personal financial security for the six Burning Man partners. Real estate provided an elegant solution for these complex, multi-dimensional challenges, while preserving and honoring the basic precepts of Burning Man. We are proud of the part we played as advisors to Burning Man in establishing a clear path and solid foundation for everyone’s long-term benefit, including the event itself.