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Nob Hill Does Away With an Auto Shop in Favor of 48 Condos

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Local firm BDE Architecture is responsible for this Nob Hill project, submitted to the Planning Department sometime two years ago (they refer to it as Russian Hill). The six-story, 65-foot-tall mixed-used building would replace a shorter auto repair shop at 1645 Pacific, just off Van Ness. It'll be shooting for a respectable LEED Gold environmental certification, and also aims to be compatible with the possible historic district that's been floated for nearby "Van Ness Auto Row." The project totals 48 homes, about half of which will be studios, and the others a mix of 1- and 2-bedrooms, with a couple 3-bedroom units thrown in for good measure. And below all that in the basement level: 24 bike parking spaces and 49 car spaces in basement level (39 of which will be stackers). Objections to the project from the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association, appear to have mostly to do with its stretching up six stories, while neighboring buildings are a little more horizontally inclined.
· 1645 Pacific Ave Draft Environmental Impact Report (PDF) [Sfgov]