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Mapping the Hayes Valley and Upper Market Building Boom

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Though the spotlight generally shines on development-mad Mid-Market, anyone who's strolled along the upper end of Market Street or headed to Hayes Valley recently has probably noticed the hefty amount of construction happening throughout the area. Despite the (relative) lack of attention that this part of the city receives, the number of projects proposed and under construction is downright impressive.

With new proposals streaming in, ground being broken, and buildings topping out, it's sometimes hard to keep track of exactly what's happening in the neighborhood. So we put together a map to paint a clearer picture of the area's development frenzy, featuring 23 projects ranging from fledgling proposals like the Plumber's Union Redevelopment to those well under way, such as 55 Laguna and 400 Grove. Know of any projects that deserve to be part of the map but don't appear? Drop us a line or let us know in the comments.


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1. One Van Ness

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1 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Long slated for a Richard Meier-designed residential tower, One Van Ness changed ownership and brought in a new lead architect, Snøhetta, with Solomon Cordwell Buenz. New designs haven’t been revealed yet, but the probable 400-foot tower development would involve moving the Muni Metro stop on the west side of Van Ness one block up, to Oak Street.

2. 1 Franklin

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1 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Forum Design's One Franklin could feature up to 35 units, 18 underground parking stalls, and ground-floor retail. Construction has yet to begin.

3. Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

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135 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

The San Francisco Unified School district hopes to move the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts into historic 135 Van Ness Avenue by the end of the decade. The project has already been in the works for more than 10 years, and will require more than $200M to complete.

4. 1700 Market

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1700 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

At 1700 Market, Paragon Real Estate wants to erect a seven-story structure devised by Forum Design. The development is slated to include 43 new residences, composed of 13 one-bedrooms and 30 studios. The building could feature up to 1,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, and would be car-parking free.

5. 450 Hayes

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450 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

DDG and DM Development's condo project at 450 Hayes will rise four stories, yield 41 units, and feature ample amounts of ground-floor retail space. Expect to see this Handel-designed structure complete by late 2015.

6. 1699 Market

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1699 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Flax Art & Design is moving to make way for condos. Paperwork has been filed for a nine-story, 160-unit building designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz to rise in its place.

7. SF Honda Redevelopment

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10 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94103

In two years, the squat, unprepossessing Honda dealership at Market and Van Ness could be replaced by a residential tower measuring up to 400 feet. The developer behind the project is Crescent Heights, which also built NEMA just down the street.

8. 376 Castro

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376 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

The gas station at 376 Castro could soon be replaced by a mixed-use project designed by Sternberg Benjamin Architects. When built, the mid-rise will contain 24 residential units, consisting of 5 one-bedrooms and 19 two-bedrooms. The ground floor will host retail space and a community room.

9. 55 Laguna

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55 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

In the Lower Haight, crews are hard at work building a new 440-unit housing complex. There will be 110 apartments reserved for LGBT seniors.

10. 2100 Market

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2100 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Linea developer Brian Spiers hopes to demolish a one-story structure to make way for a 64-unit apartment building with 4,700 square feet of ground-floor retail.

11. 2201 Market Street

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2201 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

With plans for a Starbucks having been rejected by the Planning Commission and the community, the sad one-story building on the southwest corner of Market and Sanchez may be demolished to make way for condos. Plans for the site include a six-story building containing nine new dwellings. Construction could begin as early as next year.

12. 2198 Market

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2198 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

The vacant lot at Market and Sanchez was once a gas station, and it may soon transform into an 87-unit rental building. Plans also call for 5,115 square feet of ground-floor retail, 34 off-street parking spots, and rooftop open space. Construction could begin within a year.

13. 580 Hayes

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580 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

A five-story building designed by Sternberg Benjamin Architects with 29 residential units (14 being either 2BR or 3BR) and three ground-floor restaurant spaces with outdoor seating is now under construction in the heart of Hayes Valley.

14. 400 Grove

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400 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Fougeron Architecture designed this 34-unit residential building on Central Freeway Parcel H. The project, backed by DDG and DM Development, will be built around a lush central courtyard, and will feature a café on its ground floor.

15. 555 Fulton

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555 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Stanley Saitowitz's long-awaited project at 555 Fulton is now finally under construction. The five-story mixed-use building will deliver 139 dwelling units, a 29,200-square-foot grocery store, and 148 off-street parking spaces. Construction has begun, and things should wrap up in 2016.

16. 1554 Market

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1554 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Trumark Urban's 1554 Market will include 120 new residential units with up to 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. A construction schedule has yet to be established.

17. Plumbers Union Redevelopment

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1621 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Plumbers Union's two-acre site at 12th and Market may soon be available to developers on a 99-year lease. The site is currently zoned for an 85-foot residential development.

18. Parcel T

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Octavia Boulevard & Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

On Central Freeway parcel T, DDG and DM Development want to erect a mixed-use project designed by Edmonds + Lee containing 26 residential units above 2,800 square feet of restaurant space.

19. Parcel S

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Octavia Street & Lily Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

On Parcel S, Build Inc. plans to construct a residential building containing 22 units, consisting of 10 two-bedrooms and 12 studios. Macy Architecture is the firm in charge of designing the project.

20. The Karl

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Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94102

On Parcel R, Build Inc. plans to erect a five-story structure containing 34 co-living suites over ground-floor retail.

21. Avalon Hayes Valley

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Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94102

Crews are hard at work building a 182-unit residential development spread out over four separate buildings on the former site of the popular Hayes Valley Farm. Construction will wrap up in 2015.

22. 344 Fulton

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344 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Construction is in full swing on a six-story, 69-unit condo project at 388 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley. The building, designed by David Baker Architects, will feature a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom units. Construction should wrap up in late 2015.

23. 35 Dolores

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35 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Thirty-Five Dolores is a four-story condo building, designed by Levy Design Partners for the Lightner Property Group. The project, which includes 33 units, is in its final stages of completion. Amenities include an on-site guest studio, a huge communal backyard, and bicycle storage, as well as car- and dog-wash areas.

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1. One Van Ness

1 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Long slated for a Richard Meier-designed residential tower, One Van Ness changed ownership and brought in a new lead architect, Snøhetta, with Solomon Cordwell Buenz. New designs haven’t been revealed yet, but the probable 400-foot tower development would involve moving the Muni Metro stop on the west side of Van Ness one block up, to Oak Street.

1 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

2. 1 Franklin

1 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Forum Design's One Franklin could feature up to 35 units, 18 underground parking stalls, and ground-floor retail. Construction has yet to begin.

1 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Ruth Asawa School of the Arts

135 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

The San Francisco Unified School district hopes to move the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts into historic 135 Van Ness Avenue by the end of the decade. The project has already been in the works for more than 10 years, and will require more than $200M to complete.

135 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

4. 1700 Market

1700 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

At 1700 Market, Paragon Real Estate wants to erect a seven-story structure devised by Forum Design. The development is slated to include 43 new residences, composed of 13 one-bedrooms and 30 studios. The building could feature up to 1,400 square feet of ground-floor retail, and would be car-parking free.

1700 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

5. 450 Hayes

450 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

DDG and DM Development's condo project at 450 Hayes will rise four stories, yield 41 units, and feature ample amounts of ground-floor retail space. Expect to see this Handel-designed structure complete by late 2015.

450 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. 1699 Market

1699 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Flax Art & Design is moving to make way for condos. Paperwork has been filed for a nine-story, 160-unit building designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz to rise in its place.

1699 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

7. SF Honda Redevelopment

10 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103

In two years, the squat, unprepossessing Honda dealership at Market and Van Ness could be replaced by a residential tower measuring up to 400 feet. The developer behind the project is Crescent Heights, which also built NEMA just down the street.

10 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94103

8. 376 Castro

376 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

The gas station at 376 Castro could soon be replaced by a mixed-use project designed by Sternberg Benjamin Architects. When built, the mid-rise will contain 24 residential units, consisting of 5 one-bedrooms and 19 two-bedrooms. The ground floor will host retail space and a community room.

376 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

9. 55 Laguna

55 Laguna Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

In the Lower Haight, crews are hard at work building a new 440-unit housing complex. There will be 110 apartments reserved for LGBT seniors.

55 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

10. 2100 Market

2100 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Linea developer Brian Spiers hopes to demolish a one-story structure to make way for a 64-unit apartment building with 4,700 square feet of ground-floor retail.

2100 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

11. 2201 Market Street

2201 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

With plans for a Starbucks having been rejected by the Planning Commission and the community, the sad one-story building on the southwest corner of Market and Sanchez may be demolished to make way for condos. Plans for the site include a six-story building containing nine new dwellings. Construction could begin as early as next year.

2201 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

12. 2198 Market

2198 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

The vacant lot at Market and Sanchez was once a gas station, and it may soon transform into an 87-unit rental building. Plans also call for 5,115 square feet of ground-floor retail, 34 off-street parking spots, and rooftop open space. Construction could begin within a year.

2198 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

13. 580 Hayes

580 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

A five-story building designed by Sternberg Benjamin Architects with 29 residential units (14 being either 2BR or 3BR) and three ground-floor restaurant spaces with outdoor seating is now under construction in the heart of Hayes Valley.

580 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

14. 400 Grove

400 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Fougeron Architecture designed this 34-unit residential building on Central Freeway Parcel H. The project, backed by DDG and DM Development, will be built around a lush central courtyard, and will feature a café on its ground floor.

400 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

15. 555 Fulton

555 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Stanley Saitowitz's long-awaited project at 555 Fulton is now finally under construction. The five-story mixed-use building will deliver 139 dwelling units, a 29,200-square-foot grocery store, and 148 off-street parking spaces. Construction has begun, and things should wrap up in 2016.

555 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

16. 1554 Market

1554 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Trumark Urban's 1554 Market will include 120 new residential units with up to 4,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. A construction schedule has yet to be established.

1554 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

17. Plumbers Union Redevelopment

1621 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Plumbers Union's two-acre site at 12th and Market may soon be available to developers on a 99-year lease. The site is currently zoned for an 85-foot residential development.

1621 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

18. Parcel T

Octavia Boulevard & Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

On Central Freeway parcel T, DDG and DM Development want to erect a mixed-use project designed by Edmonds + Lee containing 26 residential units above 2,800 square feet of restaurant space.

Octavia Boulevard & Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

19. Parcel S

Octavia Street & Lily Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

On Parcel S, Build Inc. plans to construct a residential building containing 22 units, consisting of 10 two-bedrooms and 12 studios. Macy Architecture is the firm in charge of designing the project.

Octavia Street & Lily Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

20. The Karl

Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94102

On Parcel R, Build Inc. plans to erect a five-story structure containing 34 co-living suites over ground-floor retail.

Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94102

21. Avalon Hayes Valley

Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94102

Crews are hard at work building a 182-unit residential development spread out over four separate buildings on the former site of the popular Hayes Valley Farm. Construction will wrap up in 2015.

Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94102

22. 344 Fulton

344 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Construction is in full swing on a six-story, 69-unit condo project at 388 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley. The building, designed by David Baker Architects, will feature a mix of studios and one- and two-bedroom units. Construction should wrap up in late 2015.

344 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

23. 35 Dolores

35 Dolores Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Thirty-Five Dolores is a four-story condo building, designed by Levy Design Partners for the Lightner Property Group. The project, which includes 33 units, is in its final stages of completion. Amenities include an on-site guest studio, a huge communal backyard, and bicycle storage, as well as car- and dog-wash areas.

35 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA 94103