Vi Pavlicevich, San Francisco Real Estate Expert: in San Francisco, Life Without ‘Starchitects’

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Vi Pavlicevich, San Francisco Real Estate Expert follows up on the New York Times article “In San Francisco, Life Without ‘Starchitects’. San Franciscans have a different value system when it comes to residential architecture. San Francisco is a city visited by and loved by people from around the globe. The planned development at 201 Folsom Street has everyone excited about the new inventory, and is especially anticipated by both investors and first time home buyers.

San Francisco is the place where people are truly judged by the content of their character, not by the social groups to which they belong.

Vi Pavlicevich, San Francisco Real Estate Expert follows up on the New York Times article “In San Francisco, Life Without ‘Starchitects’. San Francisco is not New York. San Franciscans have a different value system where environmental concerns trump ‘starchitects’ who may not take into consideration the natural beauty of the geography. The San Francisco Bay, the hills which afford stunning views to low-rise buildings, and the surrounding hillsides make San Francisco an American urban treasure.

The Madrone development, located in the Mission Bay section of the City, while not boasting a famous architect moniker, has gentrified the once forgotten Mission Bay urban community. According to nabewise.com, Mission Bay was named a model of sustainable development by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

The casual observer may think that there is no soul in San Francisco architecture, but the opposite is true; it takes much more than outward appearance and a brand name architect for a development to become part of the San Francisco soul. Conforming to wind regulations, engineering for earthquake safety, and considering the environmental impact of a new building on the surrounding area, such as excessive shadowing on public parks, results in developments that become part of the soul of the City.

San Francisco is a city visited by and loved by people from around the globe, because of its uniqueness, the spectacular views, the restaurants, and the culture which is the world epicenter of true human diversity. San Francisco is the place where people are truly judged by the content of their character, not by the social groups to which they belong.

The planned development at 201 Folsom Street has everyone excited about the new inventory, and is especially anticipated by both investors and first time home buyers. Tishman Speyer has filed a building permit to construct a total of 699 residential units and ground level retail at the corner of Folsom Street and Main Street. 201 Folsom is currently a parking lot, but will soon become two 8-story midrise and two towers at 37 and 42 stories high. Like Infinity, 201 Folsom will have units with panoramic views of Downtown and Bay Bridge.

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