276 new rental apartments in a building occupying three-quarters of a block on Bryant Street may be on their way to the Mission. The proposed building would replace five current buildings on Bryant bounded by Florida and 18th streets with rental units, 151 parking spaces, 161 bicycle parking spaces and 4,300 square feet of retail. The units would be mostly a mix of one and two bedrooms with a few studios included, and 44 would be below market rate. The building would also include an inner courtyard and balconies. BDE Architects has been tapped for the project.
The arts space formerly known as CELLspace, now called Inner Mission, would be torn down to make way for the new building. A Mexican restaurant, an auto garage and a film studio would also be demolished. The Planning Department noted that the project site had long been "a significant venue for community art and cultural events" and encouraged the developer to consider including a community arts space or Production, Distribution and Repair space in its plans.
A community meeting about the project will be held in May.
UPDATE (6/18/15): The original version of this post listed the architects of the proposed project incorrectly: They are BDE Architects, not BAR Architects. We regret the error.