As we first reported earlier today, a familiar development team has been selected by the City to develop former Central Freeway Parcel T which fronts Octavia Boulevard between Page and Rose in Hayes Valley. And we now have the full scoop, designs and details to share.
As designed by Edmonds + Lee Architects, the modern building would rise five stories with 26 condos (a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and twos) over a ground floor retail space and underground “storage” for 13 cars, including 6 spaces dedicated for car sharing to mitigate the loss of existing car sharing spaces to be lost.
The retail space would stretch the width of the block and has been “designed for a future community beer hall concept,” perhaps to mitigate the inevitable loss of a biergarten space down the Boulevard on Parcel L.
As proposed, the four required Below Market Rate units will be built onsite and the developers are targeting to finish the development in early 2017.
From the architects with respect to the design:
For the facade treatment, our [design] directly references the tradition of theVictorian Bay Window, however, rather than simply replicate the prescribed geometry, our proposal…is of an abstracted composition of three-dimensional, articulated bays that use depth and repetition to provide visual interest.
How interesting? Well, apparently they see it as design that’s interesting enough to solicit selfies.