Yesterday, the Planning Commission heard a Conditional Use application for 49 Julian Avenue, which proposed to demo a one-story shed to construct a five-story, eight-unit residential building. The owner of the historic Armory (yes, that one) opposed the project because it blocked the windows into the iconic drill court, but the project sponsor subsequently minimized the rooftop projections and provided a setback, so it got the Historic Preservation Commission stamp of approval. Now it needs Planning Commish approval, but the other non-profit neighbors on Julien opposed it, saying it takes up open space used for services and is not “necessary or desirable” (the threshold for getting a CU). After lots of debate, the item was continued until January when all seven commissioners will be in attendance.
· The Mission: HPC Sends 49 Julian on to Planning For Shrinkage [Curbed SF]
· Kink.com Coverage [Curbed SF Archives]
· Arriba Juntos [Arriba Juntos]