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Avalon Bay's Rental Tower Ready to Top Out in Mid-Market

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Avalon Bay's newest residential building in San Francisco, located at 55 9th Street in the Mid-Market area, is preparing to pour the top floor of the 17-story high-rise. The 273-unit building will be a mix of studio, 1-, and 2-bedrooms rentals, and have 5,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail. Units are to be customized towards Gen Y types, with sliding doors for flexibility in room layouts, chalkboard walls, customizable closets, and something called a "gear wall." Building amenities will be also be steered towards a younger set, with lots of community space, a gym, free WiFi, a bike repair room, and a pet washing area.

Mayor Ed Lee himself was on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking back in July 2012, proclaiming: "what better way to create a vibrant, 24/7 neighborhood than to create new housing opportunities right where we are creating thousands of new jobs." The area is exploding with construction activity, including 100 Van Ness, 1401 Market, and Trinity Plaza, to name a few. With these projects alone, thousands of new residents are expected in mid-Market in the next couple of years. 55 9th Street will do its part by beginning to lease this fall, with occupancy expected later in the year.

·Ava 55 9th [Homepage]
·AvalonBay Celebrates Ground Breaking of AVA at 55 Ninth [The Registry]
·1401 Market Development Gets a Name [Curbed SF]
·Work Begins on 100 Van Ness' New Facade in Civic Center [Curbed SF]
·Mid-Market Trinity Plaza Demolition Nears Completion [Curbed SF]