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Mapping the Mission's Absolutely Bonkers Housing Boom

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Developers are rushing to cash in on the Mission's ever-growing reputation as a hub for the young and wealthy (and also the tourists). Whether on Valencia, Guerrero or even Potrero Avenue, the neighborhood is brimming with new condo and rental proposals. A good chunk of folks aren't pleased, and want to stop development dead in its tracks, citing fears of excessive gentrification and displacement. Despite all the controversy, many plans are pushing forward. To keep track of exactly what's happening, we've mapped the most major housing developments in the neighborhood. Some, like 480 Potrero, are well under construction, while others have yet to gain approvals. Certain projects, like 1979 Mission Steet, known by some as "the Monster," may never make it off the ground—at least not in their current configuration. Let's get this party started.


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1. 793 South Van Ness

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793 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

Back in 2008, the shuttered gas station at 793 South Van Ness was approved for a 29-unit building designed by Leavitt Architecture, but that project got held up by the recession. Now there’s a new, more dense proposal in the works, designed by Ian Birchall and Associates. The new plans call for 54 units over ground-floor retail and parking (for 44 cars and 60 bikes), and the project has been rechristened 799 Van Ness, though the street number remains 793. Filings with Planning list the owner as the Toboni Group, which brought us Pacific Heights’ most underwhelming $10.95M mansion.

2. 490 South Van Ness

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490 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

The long-abandoned gas station at 490 South Van Ness is on track to finally be a seven-story housing development that will be entirely and permanently below market rate. The development is set to hold at least 72 rental apartments set aside for families of three that an up to $55K or families of four earning up to $61,150.

3. 480 Potrero

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480 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

Under construction at 480 Potrero is a six-story residential building. The building will contain 75 condos, ground-floor retail, and up to 47 parking spaces.

4. 1050 Valencia

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1050 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

The Stephen Antonaros-designed project at 1050 Valencia battled strong opposition and multiple redesigns, but is finally moving forward. The 55-ft, 5-story, 12-unit building sans car parking is now well under construction.

5. 2600 Harrison

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2600 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

The dilapidated warehouse at 2600 Harrison will soon make way for a 20-unit condo building designed Kerman/Morris Architects. Features include a roof deck and parking for 15 cars.

6. 2750 19th

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2750 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

A six-story building is proposed to rise at 2750 19th Street. The project includes 60 condos and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

7. 2918 Mission

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2918 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

The massive laundromat at 2918 Mission Street may be razed for 38 units above 7,400 square feet of commercial space. The building would contain 18 two-beds, 18 one-beds and 2 studios. Private terraces are set to be located on the second and fifth floors. .

8. 3150 16th

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3150 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Last June, MX3 Ventures purchased the Superior Automotive shop at 3150 16th Street for $8.7 million. The company has plans to replace the structure with a five-story building designed by BAR Architects. The project could include up to 25 condos and 8,000 square feet of retail.

9. 1515 South Van Ness

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1515 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

Lennar Urban is proposing to build 160 units, 90 parking spaces, and 1,740 square feet of commercial space at 1515 South Van Ness. The units will clock in at an average of 890 square feet.

10. 1463 Stevenson

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1463 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Axis Development Group wants to build 69 new housing units along with space for retail, PDR, and "small-business offices".The development would feature two buildings, the first of which would be five stories and include 29 two-bedrooms units, 10 one-bedrooms, and 24 studios above retail. The second building would be three stories and contain 6,090 square feet of PDR space and 8,200 feet of small enterprise workspace.

11. 645 Valencia

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645 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Plans are still preliminary, but Elbo Room may one day be demolished to make way for a five-story, nine unit condo project.

12. 600 South Van Ness

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600 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

As proposed, Leavitt Architecture's 600 Van Ness would contain 27 rental units above ground floor retail. The project would replace a disused gas station.

13. 1450 15th

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1450 15th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

A warehouse may soon make way for a 50 foot building designed by Kotas/Pantaleoni Architects. The project will is set to contain 3 one-bedrooms and 10 two-bedrooms units.

14. 1900 Mission

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1900 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The auto-body shop at 1900 Mission will be bulldozed and replaced with a 9 unit residential building by KSDG. The development includes 1,670 square feet of commercial space, 650 square feet of ground-floor retail, and eight parking spaces.

15. 1979 Mission

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1979 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Developer Maximus is proposing a massive complex described by some as the "Monster in the Mission". The project consists of 290 market-rate apartments, with an additional 41 units reserved for middle-class households making between $61,000 and $145,650. An extra 49 BMR rentals will be built off-site.

16. 198 Valencia

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198 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

An unknown developer is proposing to raze the Oil Changer at 198 Valencia and plop down 28 residential units in its place. The project would include 2,655 square feet of commercial space and 14 off-street parking spaces.

17. 2000-2070 Bryant

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2070 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

At 2000-2070 Bryant, BDE Architecture and the Nick Podell Company have grand plans to construct a six-story building containing 276 units and parking for 151 cars and 145 bikes.

18. 3085 24th

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3085 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

La Parilla Grill may soon be replaced by a five-story building with eight 2-bedroom and and twelve 1-bedroom units designed by Stanley Saitowitz.

19. 1198 Valencia

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1198 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

In September of 2012, JS Sullivan Development submitted plans for a 52-foot-tall building with 42 units and ground-floor retail on the site of an abandoned gas station at 23rd and Valencia. The project has been very slowly making its way though the design phase. Construction could begin within a year.

20. 3420 18th

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3420 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

A five-story building with 16 condos over ground floor retail is planned for the auto shop site at 3420 18th. Sternberg Benjamin Architects are behind the project's design.

21. Casa de la Misión

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3011 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Mission Neighborhood Centers and Mercy Housing are sponsoring an HKIT Architect-designed building dubbed la "Casa de la Misión", which will feature 32 affordable studio and 1-bedroom units situated above retail and space for MNC youth programming

22. 346 Potrero

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346 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

An old car wash will soon be demolished to make room for a new mixed-use building designed by Handel Architects. The project contains 70 condos (38 one-bedrooms, 30 two-bedrooms, and 2 three-bedrooms), 1,600 square feet of ground-floor retail, and a massive roof terrace.

23. 2675 Folsom

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2675 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Axis Development Group is crafting plans to demolish a Folsom Street warehouse and put up a 115-unit residential building in its place. The building would be called Mission Creek, and is being designed by David Baker Architects.

24. 2435 16th

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2435 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Plans have been submitted to raze the warehouses at 2435 16th and erect a 53-unit building standing 68 feet tall. The development includes parking for 53 cars.

25. 1298 Valencia

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1298 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

The 76 Station at the corner of Valencia and 24th Streets may soon get axed in favor of a six-story condo building designed by Ian Birchall and Associates. If approved and constructed, the new building at 1298 Valencia Street will feature 35 new housing units and and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

26. 1950 Mission

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1950 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Mission is set to get its largest 100 percent affordable housing development in nine years now that the Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing have been given the right to develop 165 rental apartments at this location.

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1. 793 South Van Ness

793 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

Back in 2008, the shuttered gas station at 793 South Van Ness was approved for a 29-unit building designed by Leavitt Architecture, but that project got held up by the recession. Now there’s a new, more dense proposal in the works, designed by Ian Birchall and Associates. The new plans call for 54 units over ground-floor retail and parking (for 44 cars and 60 bikes), and the project has been rechristened 799 Van Ness, though the street number remains 793. Filings with Planning list the owner as the Toboni Group, which brought us Pacific Heights’ most underwhelming $10.95M mansion.

793 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

2. 490 South Van Ness

490 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

The long-abandoned gas station at 490 South Van Ness is on track to finally be a seven-story housing development that will be entirely and permanently below market rate. The development is set to hold at least 72 rental apartments set aside for families of three that an up to $55K or families of four earning up to $61,150.

490 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

3. 480 Potrero

480 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

Under construction at 480 Potrero is a six-story residential building. The building will contain 75 condos, ground-floor retail, and up to 47 parking spaces.

480 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

4. 1050 Valencia

1050 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Stephen Antonaros-designed project at 1050 Valencia battled strong opposition and multiple redesigns, but is finally moving forward. The 55-ft, 5-story, 12-unit building sans car parking is now well under construction.

1050 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

5. 2600 Harrison

2600 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

The dilapidated warehouse at 2600 Harrison will soon make way for a 20-unit condo building designed Kerman/Morris Architects. Features include a roof deck and parking for 15 cars.

2600 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

6. 2750 19th

2750 19th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

A six-story building is proposed to rise at 2750 19th Street. The project includes 60 condos and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

2750 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

7. 2918 Mission

2918 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

The massive laundromat at 2918 Mission Street may be razed for 38 units above 7,400 square feet of commercial space. The building would contain 18 two-beds, 18 one-beds and 2 studios. Private terraces are set to be located on the second and fifth floors. .

2918 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

8. 3150 16th

3150 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Last June, MX3 Ventures purchased the Superior Automotive shop at 3150 16th Street for $8.7 million. The company has plans to replace the structure with a five-story building designed by BAR Architects. The project could include up to 25 condos and 8,000 square feet of retail.

3150 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

9. 1515 South Van Ness

1515 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

Lennar Urban is proposing to build 160 units, 90 parking spaces, and 1,740 square feet of commercial space at 1515 South Van Ness. The units will clock in at an average of 890 square feet.

1515 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

10. 1463 Stevenson

1463 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Axis Development Group wants to build 69 new housing units along with space for retail, PDR, and "small-business offices".The development would feature two buildings, the first of which would be five stories and include 29 two-bedrooms units, 10 one-bedrooms, and 24 studios above retail. The second building would be three stories and contain 6,090 square feet of PDR space and 8,200 feet of small enterprise workspace.

1463 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. 645 Valencia

645 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Plans are still preliminary, but Elbo Room may one day be demolished to make way for a five-story, nine unit condo project.

645 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

12. 600 South Van Ness

600 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

As proposed, Leavitt Architecture's 600 Van Ness would contain 27 rental units above ground floor retail. The project would replace a disused gas station.

600 South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

13. 1450 15th

1450 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

A warehouse may soon make way for a 50 foot building designed by Kotas/Pantaleoni Architects. The project will is set to contain 3 one-bedrooms and 10 two-bedrooms units.

1450 15th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

14. 1900 Mission

1900 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The auto-body shop at 1900 Mission will be bulldozed and replaced with a 9 unit residential building by KSDG. The development includes 1,670 square feet of commercial space, 650 square feet of ground-floor retail, and eight parking spaces.

1900 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

15. 1979 Mission

1979 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Developer Maximus is proposing a massive complex described by some as the "Monster in the Mission". The project consists of 290 market-rate apartments, with an additional 41 units reserved for middle-class households making between $61,000 and $145,650. An extra 49 BMR rentals will be built off-site.

1979 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

16. 198 Valencia

198 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

An unknown developer is proposing to raze the Oil Changer at 198 Valencia and plop down 28 residential units in its place. The project would include 2,655 square feet of commercial space and 14 off-street parking spaces.

198 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

17. 2000-2070 Bryant

2070 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

At 2000-2070 Bryant, BDE Architecture and the Nick Podell Company have grand plans to construct a six-story building containing 276 units and parking for 151 cars and 145 bikes.

2070 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

18. 3085 24th

3085 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

La Parilla Grill may soon be replaced by a five-story building with eight 2-bedroom and and twelve 1-bedroom units designed by Stanley Saitowitz.

3085 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

19. 1198 Valencia

1198 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

In September of 2012, JS Sullivan Development submitted plans for a 52-foot-tall building with 42 units and ground-floor retail on the site of an abandoned gas station at 23rd and Valencia. The project has been very slowly making its way though the design phase. Construction could begin within a year.

1198 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

20. 3420 18th

3420 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

A five-story building with 16 condos over ground floor retail is planned for the auto shop site at 3420 18th. Sternberg Benjamin Architects are behind the project's design.

3420 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

21. Casa de la Misión

3011 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Mission Neighborhood Centers and Mercy Housing are sponsoring an HKIT Architect-designed building dubbed la "Casa de la Misión", which will feature 32 affordable studio and 1-bedroom units situated above retail and space for MNC youth programming

3011 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

22. 346 Potrero

346 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

An old car wash will soon be demolished to make room for a new mixed-use building designed by Handel Architects. The project contains 70 condos (38 one-bedrooms, 30 two-bedrooms, and 2 three-bedrooms), 1,600 square feet of ground-floor retail, and a massive roof terrace.

346 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

23. 2675 Folsom

2675 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Axis Development Group is crafting plans to demolish a Folsom Street warehouse and put up a 115-unit residential building in its place. The building would be called Mission Creek, and is being designed by David Baker Architects.

2675 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

24. 2435 16th

2435 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Plans have been submitted to raze the warehouses at 2435 16th and erect a 53-unit building standing 68 feet tall. The development includes parking for 53 cars.

2435 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

25. 1298 Valencia

1298 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

The 76 Station at the corner of Valencia and 24th Streets may soon get axed in favor of a six-story condo building designed by Ian Birchall and Associates. If approved and constructed, the new building at 1298 Valencia Street will feature 35 new housing units and and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

1298 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

26. 1950 Mission

1950 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

The Mission is set to get its largest 100 percent affordable housing development in nine years now that the Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing have been given the right to develop 165 rental apartments at this location.

1950 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103