Dogpatch neighborhood at 3rd and Mariposa [Photo: Nathan Yergler]
Avant Housing is set to buy a 67,000 sq. ft. site at 1201 Tennessee Street, with plans to build 300 units on the property. The spot is currently home to a gas station, some warehouses, and a Chinese restaurant. The purchase is still early in the development phases, and if approved, will bring the total of new housing units in Dogpatch over 1,000.
Two other projects in the area have started getting their approvals - a new Kaiser Permanente medical office building along 16th and 17th streets with 200 units of housing, and Piers Development LLC is starting demo for a 105-apartment project at 2121 Third Street. Also on contract is the sale of the San Francisco Opera's storage warehouse at 800 Illinois Street to Archstone, who is looking to build 350 units on the site. Couple those with the 196-unit project at 2235 Third Street which is set to open in early fall, and quick math adds that up to a potential 1150 new units of housing, all within 7 blocks. Some neighbors are concerned about the sudden influx of housing, saying new residents will create a need for more parks, schools, and public transit — none of which are planned for in the near future. We can't wait for the drama at future approval hearings.
· Developers fetch up to 1,000 units in Dogpatch [SF Business Times]