The Upper Market corridor is experiencing quite the boomlet as of late, with projects proposed left and right. Now a proposal in Duboce Triangle would replace dive bar Lucky 13, as well its adjacent patio and parking lot, as Hoodline notes. Werner Schmalz of Forum Design filed preliminary plans with the Planning Department for a new five-story building that would include 31 residences and 1,200 square feet of retail space, but the project is, at this early stage, far from a done deal. Back in 2002, a proposal to demolish the bar and put up condos never moved forward in part because the 1906 building is deemed a historic resource, as SocketSite recalls. Compared with the 2002 proposal, this one has three more units but zero of the parking.
Earlier today, Lucky 13 manager Martin Kraenkel posted a message on Facebook reminding everyone of just how preliminary the plans are:
Thank you very much regarding your concerns for the LUCKY 13!
The possibility of the replacement of the bar with condos has been hanging over our heads since 2002.
The building is actually a historical landmark and that makes it a little more difficult to demolish.
At this point, plans are submitted and in the very, very early stages of any kind of decision or action.
In the short term we are not going anywhere!
Again, thank you so much for all your concerns and out pouring support.
It means a lot to everybody at the Lucky 13.
Keep your fingers crossed... Forum Design is also architect attached to the proposal to put up a nine-unit condo building on the site of Alouis Radiators, next to the Independent.
· Mapping the Hayes Valley and Upper Market Building Boom [Curbed SF]
· Lucky 13 Could Be Replaced by New Condo Development [Hoodline]
· Lucky 13 Likely to Be Razed for 31 Condos to Rise [SocketSite]
· New Divisadero Condos May Be Trouble for the Independent [Curbed SF]