Approved for development in 2006 with a performance period set to expire in June 2008, Fifield started clearing the site for the proposed Californian at 399 Freemont in November of 2007. In August of 2008 the Planning Commission granted a 12 month extension of the performance period to June 2009, and then again in June 2009 to June 15, 2010.
On Thursday the Planning Commission is expected to grant another 12 month extension for the now 452 unit (and 238 parking spot) project which would expire on June 15, 2011. The site will be planted and bloom with wildflowers in the interim.
And while one curious tipster is hopeful that this weekend’s site work is a sign that the Californian is on the rise, as Jamie Whitaker reports, it’s actually the Fifield folks prepping the Fremont lot for the aforementioned wildflower meadow ten months into the interim.
Once again, a rough rendering of what’s expected to eventually rise on the site:
∙ 399 Fremont: Interim Plans Set To Bloom For The Californian Site [SocketSite]
∙ The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St. [SocketSite]
∙ Are They Clearing The Way For Someone’s Californian On Rincon Hill? [SocketSite]
∙ The Californian on Rincon Hill (375 Fremont): Website And Renderings [SocketSite]
∙ The Californian On Rincon Hill: No Longer Coming Soon (If At All) [SocketSite]
∙ Native California Wildflower Meadow Interim Use at 399 Fremont [rinconhillsf.org]