Millennium Tower condo HOA submits $100M repair plan to City

Google satellite image of Millennium Tower San Francisco

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Millennium Tower Association and Mission Street Development have reportedly agreed to a plan to correct a noticeable lean on San Francisco’s now-infamous condominium building. The $100 million, 18-month long construction plan would drive 52 concrete piles 250 into the ground to bedrock. Dubbed the ‘Perimeter Pile Upgrade,’ all of the foundation reinforcement work would take place outside the building, allowing residents to stay during the entire process. A concrete Continue ReadingMillennium Tower condo HOA submits $100M repair plan to City

Condo owners mulling cheaper solution to stop Millennium Tower from sinking and tilting

Google satellite image of Millennium Tower San Francisco

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities San Francisco’s Millennium Tower has gained notoriety for sinking 18-inches into the soil beneath the mammoth structure, causing the building to tilt to one side. For several years, condo owners and the homeowners association have been engaged in legal battles with the developer. Both sides conducted various invasive tests of the site and the building, and the City’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI) was supposed to be kept in Continue ReadingCondo owners mulling cheaper solution to stop Millennium Tower from sinking and tilting

Is solution on the horizon for Sinking Millennium Tower Condo?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities     According to a recent report in Business Insider, homeowners are in mediation with developer Millennium Partners and “other parties,” discussing a possible fix to correct a noticeable tilt in San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Condominium. That proposed fix involves driving dozens of structural piles through the tower’s foundation to bedrock 200 feet below ground. The project’s estimated cost: between $100-150 million. No doubt, that is quite expensive. But Continue ReadingIs solution on the horizon for Sinking Millennium Tower Condo?

Millennium Tower Lawsuit alleges collusion among Developers, transit authority, and building inspectors

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Gerald Dodson, a retired litigator and owner of San Francisco’s now infamous Millennium Tower condominium, filed a lawsuit this month against the Tower’s developers, Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA),San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI), and the City Attorney’s Office. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of 19 unit owners, alleges conspiracy by concealment of facts, and failure to disclose known defects and life safety issues to condo buyers. Dodson Continue ReadingMillennium Tower Lawsuit alleges collusion among Developers, transit authority, and building inspectors