Over the past year or so, the Van Ness Avenue corridor has become of of the hottest spots in town for new development proposals. With the $2 billion California Pacific Medical Center and transit upgrades like the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit lane headed to the area, developers have been swarming to transform the former drive-through wasteland into a new residential and commercial corridor. The latest Van Ness proposal was just filled with SF Planning by developer Build Inc. and calls for a new 14-story building with 120 rental apartments at 830 Eddy Street just up the block from Van Ness.
The 830 Eddy site is currently a two-story parking structure that sits next to a commercial building with a Burger King on the ground floor. The two sites were once part of one development parcel, and the new proposal brings them back together into one site. The new building, which is set to be designed by BAR Architects, would devote 40 of its 100 underground parking spaces to the commercial building while keeping the remaining 60 for its residents. Lobby access would be on Willow Street, which the next street up from Eddy. According to the San Francisco Business Times, construction is set to begin by 2017 if everything goes according to plan.
· 830 Eddy Street Preliminary Planning Assessment [SF Planning]
· Developer adds 120 apartments to wave of housing hitting S.F.'s Van Ness Corridor [San Francisco Business Times]