After years of delays and postponements, ground has finally been broken on a 453-unit apartment and mixed use complex at Seventh and 16th streets. The project has been floating around since 2003, received its first rounds of designs in 2006 and has faced ground contamination issues and the sale of original developer Archstone to Equity Residential. The complex, previously known as Daggett Place and Archstone Potrero, is now named EQR Potrero and was designed by David Baker Architects. In addition to the rental units, there will be retail space, light-industrial space, parking for cars and bikes, and a 1-acre public park on site. The leasing office will incorporate an artisan coffee bar, and another corner cafe with outdoor seating is planned for the corner of 16th and Hubbell streets. The site currently is a desolate concrete lot filled with rubble and surrounded by the freeway, a restaurant fixture company and other warehouses. It sits between Potrero Hill, Mission Bay and SoMa. The lot's triangular shape has been built into the design, with a flatiron-style building planned for the triangular corner. Its former life as a paint factory led to the ground contamination issues that put the development on hold, but these have now been cleared up. With ground just breaking, a Summer 2016 completion date is planned.
· What's the Status of Potrero Hill's Daggett Place? [Curbed SF]
· EQR Potrero [David Baker Architects]
· New Park Planned to Spruce up Daggett Place Project [Curbed SF]
· Dirt Moves on 453-unit SoMa Multifamily Mixed [Globest.com]