Development in Potrero Hill keeps booming, and another mixed-use project is on the horizon. Up for approval at tomorrow's Planning Commission hearing is 645 Texas Street, which will demo a few existing industrial structures and add a five-story building with 91 units (35 one-bedrooms, 53 two-bedrooms, and 3 three-bedrooms), 600 square feet of ground-floor retail, 65 parking spots, and lots of open space with a courtyard and decks. The developer will keep the affordable housing units on-site (11 in total, if you're keeping track), which makes housing advocates happy. The design from BDE Architecture has gotten the gold star from Planning staff, especially considering the wonky topography of the sloped site. Apparently staffers have already heard complaints from some folks in the neighborhood about the proposed height, building mass, and design, so this one might get contentious. However, SFBARF will be there to show its support.
· Large Project Authorization — 645 Texas Street [SF Planning]
· Previous Coverage of BDE [Curbed SF]