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Rumor Patrol: SF Edition

posted Apr 11, 2013, 4:33 PM by   [ updated Apr 16, 2013, 2:56 PM by Jim Norrena ]
I heard a rumor some tech company bought the storage container lot across Hooper Street for their corporate campus.
The parcel did in fact sell to a developer recently. However, no approved plan exists yet for what can go on the site. The same zoning that restricts what we can do with our back lot also applies to that property.

Unless the City works with them to come up with a creative solution, there can’t be housing, office, retail, or institutional there. It is zoned PDR (Production Distribution Repair), which in lay terms means light industrial.

New neighbors
Yves Béhar (former chair of CCA's Industrial Design Program) has moved his firm fuseproject into the neighborhood. It's the graffiti-covered building at 16th and Carolina Streets. The renovation architect is alumnus Bob Shepherd (BArch 1992) of Grey Studio.

What’s being built at the corner of 17th and De Haro?
It’s a new 48‐ft. tall, 51,664 gross-square-foot (gsf), mixed‐use building containing 20 dwelling units with a unit mix as follows: 10 two‐bedroom units and 10 one‐bedroom units (21,345 gsf in total).

The ground floor would also contain 7,500 sq. ft. of PDR/commercial/retail space, and 11,091 gsf of common area. The below‐grade basement level would contain parking for 29 off‐street parking spaces and 11 secured Class I bicycle spaces. The architect is Gary Gee.

The new home of fuseproject, founded by Yves Béhar