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What's up with the church property at 10th and Howard? Have not heard anything recently. Is it moving forward? Can we expect activity soon? It will be great for the neighborhood if this property comes to life.Back in February 2012, plans emerged to convert long vacant St. Joseph's Church into 18,260 square feet of office space, 1,300 square feet of retail space, and 2,500 square feet of assembly space. The project got all the approvals required to convert the landmark building, so what's the hold up? The church was forced to close when the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged it to the point of being seismically unsound. The new project includes repair and rehabilitation of the exterior, a seismic strengthening of the existing church, and construction of an interior free?standing mezzanine. Building permits were filed last year to be begin the nearly-million dollar seismic upgrade, but have since been revised and sent back to DBI just last month. The actual tenant improvements will be under another permit and haven't been filed yet. In the meantime, developer Brian Spiers has developed interior renderings of the soon-to-be offices, aiming to draw potential tech company tenants.
· Building Permit 201206213096 [DBI]
· 1401 Howard [Brian Spiers Development]
· From Landmark Church to Tech Offices For Dreary SoMa Corner [Curbed SF]