While the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is seeking RFP’s from developers interested in restoring and repurposing the long vacant two-story brick Muni Substation at the southeast corner of Turk and Fillmore (1198 Fillmore to be exact and the big pink rectangle above), it’s actually the new David Baker + Partners designed development that’s in the works next door (1345 Turk Street) that we’ve been keeping our eyes on.
The project consists of 32 affordable condominium units (1, 2, and 3 br). Buildings will be two-to-three levels of wood frame, Type V construction over a concrete Type I podium. An at-grade parking podium includes 62 spaces to accommodate residential and commercial needs. A double height lobby with a stair and elevator will serve as the main entrance to the project. Site work includes a landscaped courtyard on the podium, sidewalk planting and improvements, and landscaping along the Turk Street frontage. The project will be constructed in a single phase. Site area is approximately 0.61 acre and includes a loading area easement for the MUNI Substation Site. The Substation Site itself is not part of this project.
And for those neighboring residents who might be concerned about the preferred reuse of the Muni Substation as a music venue, don’t fret: “Because townhomes will be constructed on the east side immediately adjacent to the Muni Substation, special measures will need to be taken to provide for sound insulation that provides an aesthetic complement to the interior design scheme.”
∙ 1345 Turk Street: Conceptual Renderings [SFGov]
∙ RFP: Adaptive Restoration and Reuse of the Muni Substation Building [SFGov]
∙ City looks to jazz up historic building site [Examiner]