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SoMa Grand Team's New 9-Story Buildings Are Looking for Approval

The multi-building, 448-unit SoMa project at 900 Folsom/260 5th heads to the Planning Commission this week with a slightly reworked design. Looks like 900 Folsom's lost its overhanging eaves in favor of highlighting the more square aspects of its personality — in fact, the change was AGI Capital and Architecture International's response to neighbors who wanted the building to look a little more warehousey so as to fit in more with the Western SoMa vibe. Both 900 Folsom and 260 5th will be nine-story buildings, the former with 269 units and 221 parking spots, and the latter with 179 units and 102 parking spaces.

Both buildings will have street-level commercial use fronting 5th St, while 900 Folsom is set to have eight special "flexible occupancy" spaces along Folsom, with certain commercial uses allowed on the ground floor and the "remainder of the unit" residential (live/work returns?!). Citing, among other things, the creation of the nice mid-block alley park along Clementina, the total of 448 very transit-accessible units, 68 onsite below-market-rate units, and the "high quality" designs, the city's planning staff has recommended that the project be approved by the Planning Commission.
· Pocket Park and Alleyway Townhomes in SoMa Grand Team's Project [Curbed SF]
· SoMa Grand Team Has Another Lovechild On the Way [Curbed SF]

900 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA