It has been nearly a year since the Honda dealership at Market and South Van Ness sold to Crescent Heights, the developer behind the NEMA rental tower just down the street. Now Crescent Heights has begun making preliminary plans for the site, which call for two Handel Architects-designed 400-foot residential towers in a complex that will include a total of one million square feet, the San Francisco Business Times reports. 767 units are proposed for the development, which would also have 20,400 square feet of retail. The project would join Build Inc's One Oak and Emerald Fund's trio of towers in a residential special use district that aims to create a high-density mixed-use neighborhood around the Muni station at Market and Van Ness.
The lot where the complex will be built is triangular in shape and sits wedged between Market and South Van Ness streets. Crescent Heights' plans show new trees and street furniture added around the building, public artwork installed at one tip of the triangle, and a possible new "Living Street" along 12th Street. There would also be new public open space built on what is now an empty lot between Market and Otis streets and a café-oriented plaza. Construction is scheduled to start construction next year if everything goes according to plan.
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