Gas stations and garages all around the city are disappearing in favor of condos, as we noted last year in our map of San Francisco's car vs. condo deathmatch. One project on that map that wasn't very far along at the time was a 14-story building at Rincon Hill's 390 1st St., where a 76 gas station now stands. The project moves one step closer to reality this week with an initial pre-application meeting to be held with neighbors tomorrow night. The meeting is meant for the development's sponsors to meet with local residents before they submit plans.
If plans go ahead, the current gas station will be razed and replaced with 180 new units of housing. The size mix would range from micro-units all the way up to three-bedrooms, with the majority of the units being one- and two-bedrooms. Multiple roof decks would offer up views of the water and the Bay Bridge, and there would be room for a small cafe on the ground floor.
· Mapping 23 Casualties of SF's Car Vs. Condo Deathmatch [Curbed SF]
· Notice of Pre-Application Meeting [Somaleadership]