From the Curbed inbox:
The mid-size lot at the intersection of South Van Ness, Otis, and Mission streets appears to be on the market. It is currently only home to enterprise rent a car, but until recently also housed two other rental car companies that closed in the last few months. There is now what appears to be a for sale sign up.Our reader is referring to the triangle-shaped lot at 1600 Mission Street. Online listings have the sale price listed as a vague "negotiable," so we though we'd breakdown what is and isn't possible for future development of the site. The site is currently zoned in the downtown general zone with a 120' height limit. Since it's an old gas station, there are special remediation requirements according to the health code, especially if any new development includes residential housing. It also will require groundfloor retail. It's also located within the Van Ness & Market Downtown Residential Special Use District, which is "intended to be a transit-oriented, high-density, mixed-use neighborhood with a significant residential presence" to encourage housing adjacent to the downtown.
The existing Spanish Colonial Revival building, the former Granfields gas station, is also considered a historic building. It used to service all the auto dealerships on South Van Ness, and one of only a couple surviving gas stations from the 1930s. Because of that, future development will have to come up with some options that include a preservation alternative.
Future prospective developers will have some hefty environmental review ahead of them. In addition to the historic review, they'll have to make sure it meets the requirements of the special use district and the Market Octavia Plan.
· 1600 Mission [Loopnet]
· Van Ness & Market Downtown Residential Special Use District [SF Planning Code]
· Survey Form for parcel 3512/001 [SF Planning]