2675 Folsom Street Site

The revised and newly rendered plans for a 117-unit apartment building to rise up to 40-feet in height behind Parque Ninos Unidos at 23rd and Treat in the Mission are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission tomorrow afternoon (July 7).

2675 Folsom Street Rendering Aerial

As we first reported early last year, the existing warehouse and industrial buildings on the 2675 Folsom Street site, which are currently occupied by Charyn’s restaurant supply and auction house, would be leveled to make way for the proposed development which was designed by David Baker & Associates for the Axis Development Group.

2675 Folsom Street Rendering: Folsom

The proposed building primarily fronts Folsom but stretches across the block to Treat Avenue (from which residents would access the basement garage for 90 cars and 188 bikes), with a mid-block pedestrian connection between the two streets and an 800-square-foot “public” art gallery space along the way.

2675 Folsom Street Rendering: Mid-block Corridor

A series of balconies and private terraces would overlook Parque Niños Unidos and help breakup the building’s mass.

2675 Folsom Street Rendering: Parque Ninos

And in terms of the project’s potential timing (assuming it’s approved), Charyn has agreed, for a fee, to vacate the property by the end of October and will be relocating to the East Bay.  But the necessary demolition and building permits for the project have yet to be requested by the development team.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Oh Dear

    What are those little people in the renderings? Never seen them in the city before.

    • Posted by Ohlone Californio

      I see more kids in the city these days than I have ever before.

      • Posted by no_ vally

        In fairness, SF still has the lowest percentage of kids under 18 of any major metro in the U.S. at about 18%.

        Even NYC is at nearly 30%. San Jose 39%. LA 31%.

        Anyone who has gone through the SF public school match process could easily explain to the confused why the count of kids under age 5 is about right…but when ‘real’ school starts in kindergarten, the SFUSD and its horrific lottery system just pukes families into the suburbs.

      • Posted by David Baker

        It’s Parque Ninos Unidos! (United Children Park). And it’s full of kids.

    • Posted by cfb

      There are 110,000 kids in SF, and over 35,000 of them are under 5 years old. Are you blind by any chance?

    • Posted by Missy Jones

      Then you haven’t been to the Mission.
      There a TON of kids here

    • Posted by ebay

      They are called human dogs, a new trend.

  2. Posted by curmudgeon

    Great project. As a former nearby neighbor, I think it’s a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. Not entirely clear why there is a proposed mid-block connection proposed, as it isn’t really a desired line for travel. If there is a future public access way along the defunct rail line (between Treat and Harrison), it makes as much sense to connect directly to Parque Ninos….you could walk from the corner of Harrison and 22 to near the corner of Folsom and 23rd. I predict this proposed passage, if built, won’t actually be publicly accessible. Otherwise…I hope this gets built before the downturn. We need more infill projects like this.

  3. Posted by pworules

    As a current neighbor of the site, I fully support this project. It will add much needed life to a completely lifeless and junky (ha!) piece of underused land. It’s a huge win for the neighborhood!

    As for the kids, yeah, lots of ’em in that park. Great little play park for the neighborhood.

  4. Posted by Drew P

    I don’t think anyone in our neighborhood is going to miss this.

    • Posted by ayhsmb

      I actually love that place. So much cool stuff in there. But I agree it’s not a great use of prime real estate.

  5. Posted by Abe Linclon

    Hey David Baker, it’s about time you stop using those silly perforated aluminum window decorations. I mean really, how about your team think of something new.

    • Posted by Frisco

      They’re not decorative. Awnings help the LEED rating.

  6. Posted by anon2.5

    Are there two people riding unicycles in the first rendering?

    • Posted by Mark

      And someone holding balloons on one of the balconies…

  7. Posted by Serge

    The facade looks like tetris pieces. How original.

  8. Posted by hola

    Please please please.

  9. Posted by SFrentier

    And what about those two total POS empty Victorians that attract vagrants and endless homeless camps, facing the park. Betcha if this project goes through those Vic’s will either find a new (moneyed) owner to (do ’em up) or enough owners from this new development will put pressure on police to rid us of those homeless camps. I guess.

    Nice project btw, obvs we need it

    • Posted by curmudgeon

      I’ve stared at those same places for years. I’m assuming that it is one of those stories of some old owner in a nursing home somewhere refusing to give up the ghost. Or something like that. Economics would have dictated restoration/redevelopment of those properties years and years ago. Truth be told there are properties like that scattered all around the city in virtually every neighborhood. Thanks Prop 13.

      • Posted by mission-ite

        What can the city do something to abate vacant, blighted buildings?

        • Posted by modernedwardian

          some cities have vacancy taxes….but evidently that is not a “progressive” solution.

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