January 14, 2014
8 Octavia Topped Out, Condos On Track For Summer Completion
The modern 47-unit building under construction at the intersection of Octavia and Market has topped out and 8 Octavia is on track to be ready for occupancy this summer.
First Published: January 14, 2014 2:30 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Yet another architectural rendering that looks nothing like reality - I mean, no backup on northbound Octavia? C'mon.
Posted by: Sierrajeff at January 14, 2014 3:11 PM
This one is going to come down entirely to materials used. Still no way to tell if this will look like the rendering.
Posted by: OMN at January 14, 2014 4:06 PM
Sorry Sierrajeff but if you look at the actual photo you will see the rendering got the traffic right. It almost exactly matches.
Posted by: Rillion at January 14, 2014 4:33 PM
I've noticed the glass is much less green and a lot darker... Also haven't noticed any of the ugly glass blades on the facade yet, either.
Posted by: Rob at January 14, 2014 5:10 PM
Jeez guys, take a joke.
Besides, given how Octavia is every time I drive it, I stand by my snarkiness.
Posted by: Sierrajeff at January 14, 2014 5:24 PM
"Besides, given how Octavia is every time I drive it, I stand by my snarkiness."
I agree with you. OCtavia is a disaster and im still in favor of bringing back the central freeway.
Posted by: moto mayhem at January 14, 2014 6:55 PM
has this place started selling? don't tell me it has already sold out...
Posted by: another condo at January 14, 2014 6:58 PM
SO far this one is turning out better than the rendering. The contrast of glass and concrete will be very striking, and the overhanging windows on the main Market/Octavia corner is much more engaging than you'd imagine.
Posted by: James at January 14, 2014 8:14 PM
and from market:
Posted by: rubber_chicken at January 15, 2014 6:21 PM
What about the back? Are there any renderings of the view from the south side of Market between Valencia and Gough? Right now there's a massive concrete wall flanked by narrow-spaced studs.
Posted by: Neighbor at January 15, 2014 6:40 PM
Neighbor, there appears to be a large window in the center third of the back wall. At least, the current construction has a large rectangular hole in the poured concrete that I assume will be filled with glass.
Posted by: James at January 15, 2014 7:16 PM
Topped out in Jan, and units ready by summer? Best case end of 2014. You heard it here...
Posted by: Developer at January 16, 2014 8:31 AM