According to SF New Developments, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee has “approved the overall Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan and have established the “Van Ness and Market Downtown Residential Special Use District.”
Think both upzoing and downzonig (see UPDATE below) along the Market/Octavia corridor in an attempt to create a residential/commercial hub while preserving neighborhood character. Think new public spaces and “streetscaping.” And think a few new towers at the four corners of Market and Van Ness (a la the conceptual rendering for a 400 foot tower at 10 South Van Ness).
UPDATE: A plugged-in reader clarifies the reported approval: “this socketsite news bit isn’t entirely correct. The Board approved, on first reading, the General Plan amendments for the Market Octavia Plan. The actual rezoning is trailing behind, and may take at least another couple months, if not longer…” Our apologies for any confusion (and our thanks for the clarification).
∙ Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan: Approved! [SF New Developments]
∙ Brand + Allen Architects: Portfolio [brandallen.com]
∙ Overview: Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan [SFGov]