The gas station at 1598 Bay Street has been sitting empty for several years, and last time we checked in on the site, we envisioned a mixed-use development in its future. It looks like the site will actually go all residential, based on a Preliminary Project Assessment submitted by Presidio Development Partners. The four-story, brick-clad building, as described in the PPA, would hold 28 units and 42 below-ground parking spaces. The high parking-to-unit ratio owes to the neighborhood's sensitivity to overflow parking. Three of those units would get their own private entryways from either Buchanan or Bay Street.
The building's design, which will come from local architect Alex Seidel, is described as a "contemporary expression of the local character of San Francisco's Marina district with nuanced references to the area's historic architectural details." No word yet on whether below-market-rate units will be on- or off-site.
Mark Conroe, president and CEO of Presidio Development Partners, says he has lived within a few blocks of the site for the past 15 years. "My firm is very excited about building a great project here," he tells Curbed, and "[I] am sensitive as a neighborhood stakeholder on how this site gets developed."
· Is Anything Ever Going to Happen at the Former Bay Street Gas Station? [Curbed SF]
· 1598 Bay Street Preliminary Planning Assessment [SF Planning]