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4th Street Possibly Lined with High-Rise Office Towers to Leverage Central Subway

Today’s Examiner has a brief article that discusses the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development directing the Planning Department to increase the building height limits on 4th Street from around 65 feet today to much higher (maybe as high as 800 feet, according to the article) in order to allow for high-rise office buildings between Townsend and Folsom Streets. As long as the employers will sign the leases to fill those spaces, I believe this is good news as it should help provide funds for better public services (including public transit).

As an interesting aside, I visited the Mission Bay library branch yesterday to skim the latest San Francisco Business Times and read that Menlo Park-based Sequoia Capital has agreed to lease the top floor of the new office building at 555 Mission Street in Rincon Hill. The primary appeal of the building is that the building is an environmentally friendly development.

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