Yesterday we told you about the proposed mixed-use project at 450 Hayes up before the Planning Commission tomorrow, and now we have more renderings. The former Central Freeway lot is a wonky trapezoidal shape, so the building design by Handel Architects (of Millennium Tower and Mexican Museum fame) tries to echo that with scattered angled bay windows. Interiors are looking very minimalist chic, with white lacquer kitchens and huge glass terrace doors (Bertoia-style dining chairs not included). There hasn't really been much hubbub one way or the other for the project, but the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition has voiced their support for the scale of the project matching the neighborhood and being a good mix of one-to-three bedroom units. Affordable housing will be covered by in lieu fees instead of on-site inclusionary housing, keeping the Hayes Valley luxury housing market going full steam ahead.
· Conditional Use Application - 450 Hayes (pdf) [SF Planning]
· Previous Coverage of Central Freeway parcels [Curbed SF]
· Previous Coverage of Handel Architects [Curbed SF]
· Contemporary Condos Planned for Heart of Hayes Valley [Curbed SF]