New Condo Development to Rise on Van Ness
The former service station site on the northwest corner of Van Ness and Filbert is currently an empty lot, but will soon transform into a 9-story, 60-unit condo building about 84-feet in height.
San Francisco-based Costa Brown Architecture has released new renders for the planned development below:
The proposed building will have a mix of 27 one-bedrooms, 26 two-bedrooms and 7 three-bedrooms, and over 6,600 square feet of commercial space spread across 3 storefronts and a basement garage for 70 cars. The basement garage will accommodate 24 spaces for the commercial tenants and one for a car sharing program.
The city typically frowns upon supersized developments towering over everything in a neighborhood, unless a deal is made. In order to secure approval for the additional height and density of the development as envisioned, the developers agreed to have 18 of the condos (30% of the total number of units) to be offered at below market rates (BMR). 7 of the 18 units will be priced for households making up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI); 5 of the 18 units will be priced for households making up to 105% of the AMI; and finally, 6 of the 18 units will be priced for households making up to 130% of the AMI.
The deal satisfied all parties and the San Francisco’s Planning Department officially deemed the supersized plans to be “necessary, desirable, and compatible with the surrounding neighborhood, and not to be detrimental to persons or adjacent properties in the vicinity,” per Socketsite.
These plans on the corner of Van Ness and Filbert, specifically at 2601 Van Ness Avenue, could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday, October 4.