A plugged-in tipster provides our first peek at a rendering for the proposed five-story development to rise on the corner of 9th and Howard, replacing the existing Chevron, Burger King and Starbucks on the West SoMa site.
Designed by Levy Design Partners, the development includes 123 condo-mapped units; 13,000 square feet of commercial space; and a new pedestrian alley lined with townhouses connecting Howard to Natoma Alley. Lofts and studios would line Natoma.
The facades along Howard and 9th Street are being designed to reflect the warehouse character of neighborhood “with simple fenestration, minimal residential articulation, and a tall first story,” similar to the building across the alley on Natoma and 9th.
And in terms of timing, the project is currently in the design phase and waiting for its environmental review. But as we first reported about the project earlier this year, keep in mind that Chevron’s lease runs for another five years.