May 18, 2012

Groundbreaking Mid-Market News: 900 Folsom At Fifth

Speaking of San Francisco's housing pipeline and new construction slated to rise, while site work has already commenced at the corner of 5th and Folsom, Avant Housing will officially break ground on 900 Folsom this coming Monday, May 21. The build is slated to take 19 months with 282 new units and retail along Fifth ready for occupancy at the end of 2013.

Full disclosure: We were engaged by Avant Housing to consult on the development of 900 Folsom but received no compensation for this post.

San Francisco’s Total Housing Inventory And Pipeline Report [SocketSite]
New And Approved: 900 Folsom/260 Fifth Street Project [SocketSite]

First Published: May 18, 2012 5:45 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

so this is being phased, with the 5th st block's 100-odd units being built out later? thanks for the update, btw, hopefully you can bring us the inside scoop for some months to come.

Posted by: david m at May 19, 2012 11:57 AM

ah yeah, looking around here, looks like they've broken the project up, with 900 folsom and 260 fifth

hard to tell by the renderings if the "flexible occupancy" plans for the grade-level folsom street frontage stayed, is that the case? personally, i hope that it just gets built out as straight commercial to force the area to be free (paraphrasing rousseau).

Posted by: david m at May 19, 2012 12:28 PM

Great! Keep 'em coming.

Posted by: gellan at May 21, 2012 8:58 AM

When the Central Subway is built, this location will have very good transportation access: halfway between Caltrain and BART, a block from Muni rail, and of course the freeway right there.

Posted by: James at May 21, 2012 9:11 AM

Does this extend all the way to Howard? Can't tell in the drawing.

Posted by: sf at May 21, 2012 10:08 AM


No, just to Tehama.

Posted by: gellan at May 21, 2012 12:14 PM

I wonder why they didn't expand to the other parking lot out to Howard? Oh well- variety will probably look better anyway.

[Editor’s Note: Other than not owning the land?]

Posted by: sf at May 21, 2012 1:20 PM

Heard the developers are trying to force the neighbors into installing foundation tie-backs without any compensation. For a project of this size, I'm shocked the developers don't just pay up to avoid any delays. Looks like a good project.

Posted by: LawyerJack at May 24, 2012 1:37 PM

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