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101 Polk Is Now Called The Civic and It's About to Start Renting

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It's been two-and-a-half years since a surface parking lot at the corner of Polk and Hayes Streets won approvals to transform into a 13-story rental building. Construction on the 162 units has moved full steam ahead since that time, so when a neighbor wrote to the Curbed SF wondering why she hadn't seen any big splashy advertisements yet, we were curious, too. The building has a new name—The Civic—and a fancy website, but it has been keeping a low profile. It turns out that The Civic is right on the verge of launching, and the leasing office will be fully staffed by November 10. First move-ins are expected in late December, so clearly this building is expected to rent fast.

The developer behind the building is the Emerald Fund, the same people who transformed a former cube farm at nearby 100 Van Ness into glossy new rentals. The prices at that building weren't half-bad (at least for San Francisco), with one-bedrooms starting in the $3,100s and two-bedrooms beginning at $4,400. There's no pricing yet announced for The Civic, but given that prices are generally rising every month in the city, we'd expect it to be a higher than what 100 Van Ness was going for almost a year ago.

The Civic will have a mix of studios, one- and two-bedrooms. Amenities are typical of San Francisco new construction, with a roof deck, a grill deck, a gym, and designer finishes throughout the building.

· Civic Center Rental Project Looking for a Green Light [Curbed SF]
· How Much Does It Cost to Live in a Former Cube Farm? [Curbed SF]
· The Civic SF [Official Site]