Lendlease has resumed construction on a 47-storey apartment tower at Hub in San Francisco, the only skyscraper to break ground during the pandemic.

The Australia-based developer agreed to certain conditions and construction of its 540-foot tower was put on hold over concerns it could damage the rail tunnel near 30 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Business Times reports.

this $1.15 billion project, Known as Hayes Point, it opened last summer and represents Lendlease’s largest investment in the United States. stop working end of February.

Problems in construction come after public body Bay Area Rapid Transit asked Lendlease to submit an analysis to demonstrate that the project would not adversely affect the Van Ness Muni station and the adjacent rail tunnel.

BART sent a letter to the city last month recommending preliminary approval for construction of the project.

In order to proceed, Lendlease had to comply with several conditions to avoid damage to rail infrastructure. These include a structural assessment analysis submitted to BART this month, currently being conducted by Magnusson Klemencic Associates and Brierley Associates.

If the report reveals potential harm to the transportation system, BART can revoke its approval and require Lendlease to mitigate the negative impact.

BART says it “supports” the Hayes Point project and doesn’t want to hold back progress.

When complete, Hayes Point will contain 333 apartments — 83 of which are affordable — on the top 38 floors, plus 290,000 square feet of offices and ground-floor shops and restaurants.

Phoebe Cheng, BART’s engineering services group manager, said its concerns about Hayes Point were “typical” for any large-scale project built near its infrastructure.

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Cheng said initial assessments indicated there would be no negative impact on the BART tunnel and Muni station during excavation at the site. Lendlease must now certify that the building will be seismically and structurally sound upon completion.

In 2017, Lendlease acquired the city-owned 30 Van Ness parcel for $70 million in cash.Board of Supervisors rejects Related California’s bid because Its promise of affordable housing is too low.

— Dana Bartholomew

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