Pacific Heights saw its second big condo project in a month break ground as Rockwell, which will bring 260 new units to the corner of Pine Street and Van Ness Avenue, began construction. The venerable Pacific Heights isn't exactly known as a hotbed of new construction, but between the Pacific at 2121 Webster, Rockwell, and upcoming 2655 Bush, the neighborhood will be getting an influx of new condos over the next couple of years. Rockwell is the biggest of the bunch, with its two 13-story Kwan Henmi-designed towers set to replace five vacant buildings and a parking lot.
The project is being led by Oyster Development, the same developer responsible for the super-popular Marlow a bit further down Van Ness and Vida on Mission Street. Like most new condo buildings in the city, the building will offer high-end amenities that include a chef's kitchen, a solarium, and a rooftop lounge. There will also be parking for 201 cars and 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. Rockwell has been in the works for 10 years, caught in a web of environmental impact reports and studies from the Planning Department. Now that ground has broken, the project is expected to move quickly, with sales beginning in April 2015 and the first tower set for a July 2016 completion.
· Rockwell, Largest Pacific Heights Condo Project in a Decade, Breaks Ground [SF Business Times]
· Previous Coverage of Vida [Curbed SF]
· 1634 Pine Looks for Approvals, Releases New Renderings [Curbed SF]
· Flashy Condos at Pacific Heights' 2121 Webster Break Ground [Curbed SF]
· New Rendering and Details Released for 2655 Bush [Curbed SF]