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.
Granted the extension to June 15, 2011, the project sponsors are now seeking another one year extension with plans to start construction by June 15, 2012 as they redesign the building to hit the market as smaller rental units versus condominiums, with no proposed changes to the height or envelope of the building.
∙ 399 Fremont: Interim Plans Set To Bloom For The Californian Site [SocketSite]
∙ 399 Fremont: April Showers (And Site Prep) Will Bring…Wildflowers [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]