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As we first reported earlier this year with respect to the proposed development of the parking lot at the corner of Brannan and Stanford down in South Beach:

Currently a 94-space parking lot down near the ballpark, plans to build a five-story building with roughly 100,000 square feet office space over either 7,000 square feet for ground-floor retail/restaurant use or additional commercial space at 345 Brannan Street have received a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration from Planning [which is good thing if you’re the developer].

A 4,000 square foot roof deck for tenants would be constructed atop the 65-foot-tall building while an underground garage for 26 cars would be built below.

Assuming approvals from the Planning Commission, and no extended delays or appeals, construction on the proposed 275-foot deep building is currently scheduled to start this summer and last for ten to twelve months.

While the summer start was missed, and construction will likely take closer to eighteen months, this week San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to approve the project which has been tweaked to coordinate with the approved design for the adjacent development at 333 Brannan.
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The developers of 345 Brannan Street have also agreed to apply for and construct a parklet in the area in front of the existing Brannan Street curb cut if approved:


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Parking Lot And Development Alert: The Designs For 345 Brannan [SocketSite]
Designs For 333 Brannan And Millions For The Neighborhood [SocketSite]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by anon

    How about some “publicly” accessible open space? Private roof deck? Parklet??? What the hell? So whats up with this landhog?
    I know for a fact the project next door is proposing providing publicly accessible open space….with a elevator.
    345 Brannan does nothing for me architecturally…ugly…..
    How about a 25 foot set back and some plaza space in front? Parklet??? You must be kidding?

  2. Posted by anon

    ^A setback? No, no, no.
    Don’t really care about the parklet or public open space, we just need the horrific trash strewn lot gone. A few more stories wouldn’t hurt.

  3. Posted by DCR

    Still don’t understand property line windows and fire ratings. Are they just hoping no one ever builds to an equally high level next door, or do you simply enjoy them while you can?

  4. Posted by JWS

    @anon – If the building next door is providing public open space, why does this one have to as well? Are you really going to be spending your Indian summers over on Brannan?

  5. Posted by frog

    If I lived there I’d rather not have the “public” on my roof. Have you seen the public recently?

  6. Posted by Alai

    Every square foot of setback would cost one square foot of retail and four square feet of office above. What is that, maybe $200/square foot of setback/year?
    Okay, maybe public space is worth $200/square foot/year.
    So what about parklets? If the public space is worth that much, an area the size of one parking space is worth $75/day, 365 days a year.
    Yet some people will strongly oppose parklets because they supplant “valuable” parking, while finding setbacks to be a great use of the city’s land…

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