Van Ness Avenue used to be San Francisco's drive-through territory, a wasteland of car dealerships and fast traffic. That's all changing with the blockbuster success of last year's Marlow condo complex, the announcement that the KRON-TV studios will become housing, and the arrival of the $2 billion California Pacific Medical Center along the avenue. The latest building to get in on the action is 1200 Van Ness, the site of the old Circuit City, which closed way back in 2009. Architecture firm Woods Bagot just released a design for a new 265,000-square-foot building that will hold office space, condos, and retail.
Developer Van Ness Post Center is proposing to replace the entire Circuit City building. The design features a four-story podium in front with eight stories of residential units rising behind it. There will be vertical fins on the Post Street facade for texture and sun shading and open space on top of the podium. Five levels of parking sit down below. The project is still very much in the early stages, however, and a planning submission won't occur for the next few months. The developer is currently targeting early 2017 for the start of construction.
· Marlow Reveals Its Facade, Nearly Sells Out in Nob Hill [Curbed SF]
· More New Housing Coming to KRON-TV Studios on Van Ness [Curbed SF]
· Behold, New Renderings of the Revised CPMC Campuses [Curbed SF]
· What's Happening at the Old Circuit City on Van Ness? [Curbed SF]