1923 Church is Redeveloped and Preserved

5 years ago in 2013, plans were quietly drawn up to raze the columns of the church built in 1923, the Fifth Church of Christ, at 450 O’Farrell St and construct a 12-story building over it.

The idea was to build a 130-ft high-rise with 97 individual dwelling units and 74 group housing units over a new 10,000 sq ft church, 6,000 square feet of retail, and 100 parking spaces.

Today, plans have been refined and the DLR Group/Kwan Henmi has released the renders.

The columned façade of the existing church will be preserved, and behind it as well as adjacent to it will be a $150 million Tenderloin residential tower, a contemporary development totaling 218,000 sq ft and about 13 stories high.

The church will be a new 9,600 sq ft church, and there will be 3,900 sq ft of restaurant and retail space, 176 apartments, a mix of 45 studios, 69 one-bedrooms and 62 two-bedrooms, over a basement garage for 46 cars, and a rooftop deck for residents.

If everything is approved by the city, construction will begin next year.

Source: SocketSite, BizJournals

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