San Mateo-based Westlake Urban is hard at work crafting plans to redevelop the 64-year-old Kirkham Heights Apartments, nestled just behind UCSF in the Inner Sunset. As of now, the idea is to tear down the 86 units on-site in phases, and erect in their place a set of denser, less car-centric buildings containing 460 new dwellings, with pedestrian paths and staircases that hook into the Mount Sutro trail network. If built, the development would be in the largest in the Inner Sunset's history.
The project won't exceed the area's 40-foot height limit, and would include condo and rental units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. A total of 30 percent of the project's units would be classified as affordable. If the long battle for approval over the west side's other major residential development is any indication of what's in store for this project, it most likely will be quite a few years before shovels hit the ground at Kirkham Heights.
· Westlake Urban proposes 460-unit project near UCSF's Parnassus campus [SF Business Times]
· Builder Proposes 460-Unit Complex in Inner Sunset [SFGate]
· Sunset Rising [Curbed SF]
· Sunset Rising: Will SF's Fringy Nabe Join the Building Boom? [Curbed SF]