[Rendering via Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects]
Yesterday the Planning Commission heard a plan for 40 residential units and a ground-level commercial space at 15th and South Van Ness, a site that’s been vacant for seven years. A previous application for a car wash in the location was disapproved in 2008 because of the neighborhood and the site's close proximity to a BART station, planning commissioners felt a mixed use project of commercial and residential would be better. Fast forward to today, and the project is a super-mod Stanley Saitowitz design (glass! boxes! parklets!).
Neighbors and parents of nearby Marshall Elementary School were concerned about traffic near the kiddos walking to school, so the project sponsor conceded that they’d move the garage entrance to the more car-friendly South Van Ness. Even though some commissioners weren’t psyched about the modern design, with one saying it looks “too much like an office building, not enough like a residential building”, the project was approved 5-2.
· More Condos on 15th St.? We’ll Find Out Today [Mission Loc@l]
· Rendering Reveal: Saitowitz Replacing a Mission Gas Station [Curbed SF]