May 28, 2010

Closer To Reality For 2001 Market Street

2001 Market Street Rendering

A plugged-in tipster directs us to the most realistic couple of renderings we've seen for the proposed mixed-use development at 2001 Market and around to 14th.

2001 Market Street Overview

And while the BAR Architects website doesn't yet feature the latest renderings, as Curbed catches it does note "the project is slated to begin construction Fall 2010 with the [30,000 square foot Whole Foods] opening early 2012 and the [80] residential units mid 2012."

2001 Market Street Rendering

Keep in mind the project has yet to be approved by Planning. And while we might have missed it, we haven’t heard anything with respect to funding or financing. Tipsters?

Drawings And Details For The Proposed Development Of 2001 Market [SocketSite]
Around A Rendered 2001 Market Street From Market To 14th [SocketSite]

First Published: May 28, 2010 4:15 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

The cross-market view from on high of the hijinks at the city's most embarrassing "recycling" center will be lovely.

Posted by: stucco-sux at May 28, 2010 4:39 PM

"The cross-market view from on high of the hijinks at the city's most embarrassing "recycling" center will be lovely."

People recycling? Other than that, when I lived on Dolores I didn't see anything bad. Do you have a specific situation you would like to talk about?

Anyway, this is a really great place to live, best in the city IMHO. The Church and Market area is especially great due to the fact that it is so close to some great neighborhoods (mission, castro, lower haight, hayes valley), yet isn't necessarily embedded in any of them. Yet it is still bustling with amazing services and doesn't get that "no mans land" feeling that you get in other areas that aren't smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood. I know many people will argue that this is the Castro (which I understand), and that many people would say it is not the Castro (which I understand less), it still has it's own vibe.

Posted by: j at May 28, 2010 5:33 PM

"The cross-market view from on high of the hijinks at the city's most embarrassing "recycling" center will be lovely."

Oh, and this? If you turn your head away from the recycling center maybe 15 degrees to the left you will have an amazing view of twin peaks/upper market/hills, and to the right you will have a beautiful view of market all the way to the ferry building (maybe see the bay?). And a nice view up tree lined dolores and it's amazing incline.

Posted by: j at May 28, 2010 5:36 PM

So great to see how this designed as evolved. Very handsome, crisp, modern solution to that corner. The top floor units are going to have some amazing views.

My worry is what will happen when the Planning Dept. and the Planning Commission gets ahold of this..I hope the architects can hang on to this quality design. Let's get it built!

Posted by: noearch at May 28, 2010 7:10 PM

Darlings, sweethearts, co-fans of this project... have you ever spent any time observing the recycling center in question? If not, do.

My point is not to bag on this project, but to bag on some of the worst ideas ever in the history of SF. And this recycling center is one.

Its a mad house. It is the fencing operation for the maniacs who trash our trash every week.

Move in girls, look down from your balcony, take pictures and complain. Please. Maybe this will be the tipping point.

Oh, and does anyone else think that building is a little bit high?

Posted by: stucco-sux at May 28, 2010 8:26 PM

"Darlings, sweethearts, co-fans of this project... have you ever spent any time observing the recycling center in question? If not, do."

Yes, I have. In my comment I stated that I have lived on Dolores and witnessed it daily. "It" being people bringing recyclables to a fenced in receiving area (which you point out yourself).

"Darlings, sweethearts". It's funny, I imagine Divine saying it. How do you think she or John Waters would feel about a fancy condo moving into an area and then having the new residents get their feathers ruffled due to a recycling center full of "degenerates". Hanging around outside, taking pictures. "You don't belong here, weirdo! We pay our taxes!!! You are a scourge to society!!!!"

Posted by: j at May 28, 2010 9:08 PM

Its beautiful ... not too high. Maybe not high enough. I hope they have good access to the parking garage. My M3 scrapes the front air dam a lot going up the curb ramp in many places.

Posted by: Jimmy (No Longer Bitter) at May 29, 2010 1:14 PM

Those M3's are pretty low in the front. I just have a cheap old regular3 series..:) doesn't scrape at all.

Posted by: noearch at May 29, 2010 5:27 PM

The recycling centers used to serve a purpose, but became problematic over the years. The one near Golden Gate Park is more of a flash point, but they are all at risk and likely to be done away with because of the social problems and the way that revenue stream competes with curbside service. It doesn't really make sense to think about a multiple use development that might last many decades or longer in terms of a temporary use across the street that appears to be on the way out already.

Posted by: Mole Man at May 30, 2010 12:07 PM

I think this looks pretty sharp; and I say that as someone who isn't excited about a lot of modern architecture. This is a good corner for a visually interesting building and the height is not outrageous for the location.

Has Whole Foods actually committed to this location or is that just wishful thinking by the developer?

Posted by: NoeNeighbor at May 31, 2010 5:00 PM

Wednesday night ahhh I know thee well. From dusk until so sweet a dawn doth come thy sounds of dusty men and lady search both blu a can for treasure...sweet dreams my sweet recycle prince.

Posted by: Recycle my behind at June 1, 2010 11:06 AM

Whole Foods lists a new store in development in the Castro District on its Website. Is it this 2001 Market store - or is there another Whole Foods being developed in the Castro. I consider 2001 as Upper Market - but do know many also refer to it as being in the Castro, as the other poster points out.

Posted by: Mitch B at July 14, 2010 1:25 PM

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