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186 Apartments Planned for Market's Hollywood Billiards Site

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Preliminary plans have been submitted for the development of 186 new apartments on the site of the abandoned Hollywood Billiards building near the intersection of Golden Gate and between 6th and 7th streets. The housing plans have been expected ever since former Under Armour clothing executive Scott Plank purchased the property back in June 2013. The proposal calls for tearing down the current structure, which is vacant, and replacing it with a 13-story, 120-foot tall mixed-use building that would have apartments, 42 parking spaces and 9,675 square feet of commercial space. The main lobby would be accessed via Market Street, while the parking garage entry would be on Golden Gate. The Planning Department has asked the developer to consider providing no parking given the building's proximity to public transit and bicycle lanes.

The mix of units would include 64 two-bedrooms, 74 one-bedroom and junior one-bedrooms, and 48 studios. Although the apartments would be small, common space would be provided in a 2,010 square foot outdoor court and a 9,250 square foot rooftop garden. The building that would be demolished is a contributor to the Market Street Theatre and Loft National Register Historic District, so the project is subject to the a Historic Preservation Review.The current building started life as a warehouse before becoming a theater and later an adult movie house and strip club.

· Is a Former Under Armour Exec Joining the Mid-Market Housing Party [SF Curbed]
· 1028 Market Preliminary Project Assessment [SF Planning, PDF]