SAN FRANCISCO-The Armory in San Francisco’s Mission District is no longer slated to become an office complex for dot-coms. Dallas developer Eikon Investments now plans recreate the structure as a telecommunications switching center.

Eikon officials informed the planning commission of their new plans this week. The 85-year-old brick structure has been empty since 1970, complementing a strip of Mission Street that has been neglected for some time.

The new plan was reportedly formed after neighbors argued that the district would not be able to handle 1,000 car-driving, high-tech workers on a daily basis. The switching center means more machines than workers will occupy the building.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.