3418 26th Street Site
San Francisco’s Planning Commission returns from its winter break tomorrow with its first meeting in 2011 chock-full ‘o proposed urban infill projects and new housing units.
In addition to reviewing the proposed design changes for the conditionally approved development at 1080 Sutter, other items on tomorrow’s Commission Agenda include a three year extension to start construction on the two approved five-story buildings at 519 Ellis and 430 Eddy, a review of the Economic Feasibility and Fiscal Impact Analysis for the proposed Park Merced project, and a challenge to the proposed five-story building on the empty lot at 3418 26th Street pictured above and as rendered below.
3418 26th Street Rendering
Also back on tomorrow’s Commission agenda, the continuance of the contentious hearing over the proposed development at 35 Llyod.
UPDATE: Another perspective on the 3418 26th Street site (and who’s objecting):
3418 26th Street Aerial
1080 Sutter: As Conditionally Approved In 2009 And Refined In 2011 [SocketSite]
San Francisco Planning Commission Agenda: January 13, 2011 [www.sf-planning.org]
Parkmerced’s Proposed Urban Design, Open Space, And Sustainability [SocketSite]
Discretionary Review Analysis: 3418 26th Street [sfplanning.org]
35 Lloyd Redux: It’s Getting Hot Out There In Here… [SocketSite]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Skirunman

    The private open space “cubicles” at the roof deck are “interesting”. I assume these are glass? Not sure how usable they would be.
    Also, I can see why someone would challenge this as it is two stories higher than both the other two buildings on this block face and 3 stories above anything on same side of street within two blocks as far as I can see. It does look like there is a 4 and new 5 story buildings across the street though. I’m not arguing the merit here, but just that SF Design Guidelines state buildings should generally fit in to the existing scale at the street (yes, there are exceptions).
    [Editor’s Note: Link to Discretionary Review analysis for 3418 26th Street added above.]

  2. Posted by anon

    That top photo is in dire need of photoshop to straighten out the lens distortion.

  3. Posted by [anon.ed]

    3 stories above anything on same side of street within two blocks as far as I can see.
    There’s a six or seven story apartment building a block away on the northeast corner of 25th and Bartlett. This development is both in keeping and well needed.

  4. Posted by January 12, 2011 5:31 PM

    Somebody should do a study on how much these bland architectural blobs bring down real estate values of neighboring properties and the city as a whole. Is it worth losing millions, maybe billions, in assets so as not to offend the likes of Gil et al?

  5. Posted by xx

    There was a really bad fire in the building next door (the white one) a few years ago. I don’t know if they ever repaired the building, but there was pretty bad damage and the building was abandoned for a while.
    I’m not a fan of what they are proposing to build, but the height difference is less aggregious than other buildings planned for Valencia. The property value that I’d worry most about is that of those new condos. In 30 years they’re going to look as dated and cheap as most 50s-70s buildings look today…wouldn’t be my first choice for a long-term investment.

  6. Posted by Tweety

    I hope the 26th Street developer gets the approval. It has been scientifically proven that all of SF will not die if something new is built in the city.

  7. Posted by Skirunman

    Latest plans show no “glass cubicles” at roof deck.

  8. Posted by Chloe

    That plan couldn’t possibly be more generic and predictable. It’s as if every single new building in San Francisco has to follow this exact formula, and it’s a complete bore. I also agree with xx that these will not date well. . .

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