All across San Francisco, condos are replacing relics of the city's car culture, from car washes to service stations. The latest site to join the condo conversion crowd is an auto repair shop at 955 Post Street in the Tendernob. Plans were filed last week by Novato-based Zone Design Development for a nine-story concrete building to rise with 106 units of housing and 53 underground parking spaces.
The building, at least in its initial design, is boxy and dense with balconies along one side. If built, it would sit near some of the Tenderloin's newest dining attractions—including Jane on Larkin, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, and Huxley—in a fast-changing part of the neighborhood. Estimated development costs on this project are $10 million and, given that everything is still in preliminary planning stages, ground likely won't be broken for at least a few years.
· Mapping 23 Relics of S.F.'s Car vs. Condo Death Match [Curbed SF]
· Big Apartment Building Could Replace Auto Repair Shop in S.F.'s 'TenderNob' [SF Business Times]