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SoMa Condos May Not Find Love, but Will Settle for Approval

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Another condo megaproject may be coming to SoMa, this time at 923 Folsom Street, across the street from Mosso. The proposal, which goes before the Planning Commission tomorrow, calls for the demolition of a 1960s office building and parking lot to make room for a pair of residential buildings designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz. The buildings—reaching nine stories on Folsom and four stories on Shipley Street—will be connected at the ground floor. The mix includes up to 114 residences (47 two-bedrooms, 59 one-bedrooms, and 8 junior one-bedrooms), most with a private balcony or patio, 1,560 square feet of commercial space, up to 80 parking spaces (including stackers) and 100+ bike parking spots, a courtyard midblock, and a roof deck. The project sponsors are opting to include 14 below-market-rate units onsite, which makes housing advocates happy. In fact, there's lots of support from groups and neighbors, and no opposition to speak of, so planning staff is recommending approval for this harmless—if a little boring—addition to SoMa.
· Large Project Authorization — 923 Folsom [SF Planning]
· Previous coverage of Solomon Cordwell Buenz [Curbed SF]