At Thursday's hearing, the Planning Commission will vote on the conversion of 601 Dolores, a former church that's currently an unoccupied swanky residence, into a private elementary school. Back in August, the Children's Day School shelled out $6,600,000 for the property, and plan to use it as a second campus. The proposal would house 160?200 students in 5th through 8th grades (lucky kids). The work for the conversion of the giant spaces is pretty massive, including: complete seismic retrofit, partitions for 10 new classrooms, 7 administrative offices, 3 student and faculty lounges, 2 new interior stairways (including one that would be located within the tower), one elevator, 5 restrooms, convert the sanctuary space into a multi?purpose space, and create a full second floor level within the Sunday school wing of the building. Even though the building is historic, the conversion won't harm the historic interior spaces, so Planning staff gave it the thumbs up.
· Conditional Use Application for 601 Dolores [SF Planning]
· That's a Wrap: 601 Dolores Officially Sells [Curbed SF]