Back in 2006 the project at 399 Fremont was approved for 452 dwelling units, 238 parking spaces and 150 bike spaces. The project kept stalling, with the sponsors extending their approvals for an additional 12 months at the same time every year. There were three buildings on the site, but all of them were demolished in February 2008 leaving a vacant lot since then. They're up before the Planning Commission again today, again asking for an extension, but this time around the exterior design has been tweaked as well. The new design by Solomon Cordwell Buenz adds a lot more glass and a lot less masonry, especially at the base. According to the sponsor's lawyers, they've finally been successful in arranging financing for the project and have started pursuing construction permits, expecting to begin construction by the end of 2012.
· Determination of Compliance 399 Fremont [SF Planning]