August 1, 2012
Rendered 100 Van Ness Ready For Reality Check Tomorrow
In addition to the plans and designs for 2712 Broadway, 706 Mission and 376 Castro, the proposed re-skinning and conversion of 100 Van Ness from an office building to 399 residential units will be voted on by the Planning Commission tomorrow. The Planning Department recommends approvals across the board.
UPDATE: The revised rendering for 100 Van Ness to which a reader alludes:
∙ Designs For The $8 Million "Teardown" On Billionaires Row [SocketSite]
∙ The 706 Mission Scoop: Design, Details And Timing For Museum Tower [SocketSite]
∙ 376 Castro Rendered, Re-Cladded And Ready For Commission Vote [SocketSite]
∙ 100 Van Ness Repurposed, Redesigned And Rendered [SocketSite]
First Published: August 1, 2012 7:45 AM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
[Editor's Note: Good catch, published a day earlier than expected and since corrected above.]
Posted by: jeremy at August 1, 2012 8:51 AM
So will the wind blow through the building now instead of down to the street? Oh wait, those are blue windows.
Posted by: windless at August 1, 2012 8:51 AM
I hope this is just the beginning of what could be making Van Ness more of a pedestrian centric destination... more ground floor retail at the Market junction. Anything to revive this main stretch.
Posted by: Rob at August 1, 2012 10:16 AM
A pretty picture, but completely unrealistic. No building is that diaphanous. In fact, there aren't even any interior walls. If we aren't careful, it could be a shiny, blue box that matches the hideous Intercontinental
Posted by: jlasf at August 1, 2012 10:34 AM
Why does the rendering show so many traffic lanes for Van Ness? Why not show the new Van Ness design in the image?
Posted by: anonandon at August 1, 2012 10:47 AM
The rendering shows three traffic lanes and two turn lanes, exactly what exists at that corner.
Posted by: BobN at August 1, 2012 11:45 AM
I believe there are new renderings with a lighter tint glass and what appears to have removed balconies. Sorry, I don't have them on hand
[Editor's Note: Since added above. Cheers.]
Posted by: kg at August 1, 2012 11:58 AM
Amazing example of the new technologies in glass and re-cladding of an older but functional office tower. This is a great re-purposing of a building and it will bring more residents, retail and restaurants to this area. Good stuff.
Posted by: futurist at August 1, 2012 12:19 PM
Not against this re-cladding at all. Does this mean that Faux Plaza tower could get a de-brutalist makeover someday? Maybe cut a hole in it to let wind through. Or accidentally demolish it and build something not quite so hideous.
Posted by: no seriously at August 1, 2012 2:23 PM
The racist comments posted using my moniker were once again not me.
Posted by: The real sparky-b at August 1, 2012 3:59 PM
Great project. Anybody want to demolish the Honda dealership at Van Ness and Market and build something there? That would be another big step forward for the neighborhood.
Posted by: Zouaf at August 1, 2012 4:09 PM
Don't worry about the Honda dealership...it's eventually going to go. It got a big upzoning in the Market Octavia Plan.
Posted by: curmudgeon at August 1, 2012 5:25 PM
Are these going to be rentals, or condos, or don't we know yet?
Posted by: Mike at August 2, 2012 3:41 PM
What an improvement.
Posted by: Chris McMahon at August 8, 2012 6:46 PM