Student housing has become a major issue for universities and colleges in San Francisco as students struggle to find a place to live. Now, the California College of the Arts (CCA) is planning to build 600 new beds for its students at 188 Hooper Street on the site of what is now an industrial building, according to the San Francisco Business Times. The proposed five-story building would also include 60 parking spots as well as retail and production, distribution, and repair (PDR) space to replace the building being torn down.
CCA was one of two schools that took over the micro-units at Patrick Kennedy's Panoramic Residences when they opened last year. It shares that building with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. CCA has owned the building at 188 Hooper since 2008 and has now partnered with developer Daniel Murphy of UrbanGreen Devco for its plans. The lot sits amongst a swarm of new development, including the massive Potrero 1010 complex that just started leasing.
· As Schools Feel S.F. Housing Crunch, Arts College Proposes 600 Beds [SF Business Times]
· The Micro-Units at the Panoramic Will Make a Very Nice Dorm [Curbed SF]