August 24, 2012

Testing The Waters For An Eight-Story Building At 7th And Minna

114 7th Street

With Heller Manus at the helm, a proposal to raze the Good Hotel annex at 114 7th Street and construct an eight-story building with forty-eight dwelling units, fifteen underground parking spaces, twenty-seven spaces for bikes, and approximately 2,795 square feet of ground floor retail at the corner of 7th and Minna is quietly testing the waters at Planning.

As plugged-in people know, a plan to convert the Best Western Carriage Inn across Minna at 140 7th Street into a 27-unit residential building is also being floated.

Bucking One San Francisco Trend But Jumping On Another [SocketSite]

First Published: August 24, 2012 12:00 PM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Too few bike parking spaces. Convert two of the car parking spots and create twenty more bike spots.

Regardless I hope this project is approved. It is the right height and density for this location.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at August 24, 2012 2:24 PM

Nice infill and appropriate density for the location. Only negative? Heller Manus as the architect.

Posted by: Tony at August 24, 2012 2:47 PM

The usual problems - not tall enough, too much parking, but ok other than that. Happy to see some infill, even though it's pitifully smaller than it should be.

Posted by: anon at August 24, 2012 4:52 PM

More destruction of the character which has defined SF for so long. Heller or Gehry doesn't matter. The quest of realtors for commissions will destroy the fabric of SF that made it desireable.

Enjoy your "smart space" unless you're the 1%.

Posted by: contrarian at August 24, 2012 6:56 PM

How does replacing this building destroy the fabric of SF? All I see is a plain two story stucco econobox topped with a low mission style roof. Those things are all over California. I think you could buy the plans from an ad in the back of Popular Mechanics for $29.

Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at August 24, 2012 7:41 PM

it is one thread of an interesting tapestry. One of those plain drab threads which provides the background for the drama of the Bayeaux tapestries of the world. Take away all of the plain stucco with low mission style roofs and all that will be left is the clored highlights with no substance. That is kindof the definiton of Disney Land. That is what most of the SSer want.

I'm just a voice in the wilderness

Posted by: contrarian at August 25, 2012 7:58 AM

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