Plans for an infill building to rise up to four stories in height on the parking lot parcel between the John F. Kennedy Towers at 2451 Sacramento Street and the former Marc Jacobs, which is now the Bite Beauty Lip Lab, at 2142 Fillmore Street have been drafted.

And as designed by thousand architects, the proposed 2453 Sacramento Street building would yield seven market rate condos over a seven car garage, with a small rear yard and a 750 square foot roof deck for residents.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by taco

    Needs retail

    • Posted by pablito

      A neighborhood taqueria. I know just the man….

  2. Posted by NoeEnvy

    Why would it need retail? It’s half a block off of Fillmore

  3. Posted by really?

    I sense sarcasm in Taco’s comment…

  4. Posted by Alai

    If anywhere is a good place for a tall building, it would be next to an existing tall building, no?

    • Posted by Sierrajeff

      No. Past egregious deviations from common sense do not warrant further deviations. Most of Fillmore is 2-story; it does not need a tower next to it.

  5. Posted by Conifer

    No, a tall building would block the views in the housing project.

    • Posted by SocketSite

      Factually, the little site is only zoned for 40 feet in height and a maximum density of…seven units.

  6. Posted by Adam

    I was reading the article and for a second I thought it said “designed by a thousand architects,” and I thought it was a dig at how generic the project is. I’ve seen this same design in at least five other posts on this site alone.

  7. Posted by daved

    “thousand architects” conjures unfortunate associations (I see chimps and typewriters). Put a thousand architects in a room and if you give them enough time they’ll create a masterpiece. Until then, we present 2453 Sacramento St.

  8. Posted by Philip

    That housing project is so weird and ugly, the preservationists should make it a landmark. And of course if the housing authority actually gave a rat’s ass about building housing for the poor, they would sell it (and the nightmare between Post and Sutter at Baker) and take the millions thus generated to build many more units elsewhere.

    • Posted by Tommy

      Just build them elsewhere… always so easy to say.

      • Posted by Brian M

        I hear Turlock is building a lot of affordable housing!

    • Posted by Serge

      It’s an SFHA property? Looks like something from the Urban Renewal years. Reminds me of the hideous Fontana Towers on North Point at Van Ness. Can’t believe we lost a building that was part of the Ghirardelli factory to that monstrous wall.

  9. Posted by BobN

    Who uses the parking lot now?

  10. Posted by Dick

    The John F. Kennedy Towers (why plural when it’s just one single building?) is a slightly smaller version of the Fontana East and West buildings (now condos) which gave rise to the save the waterfront view(s) movement which was probably a good thing. Imagine if the JFK building was sold and turned to market rate rental or condo? Maybe our new Secretary of HUD can work on it.

    • Posted by Serge

      Yep, I just posted the same thing. Definitely reminiscent of the Fontana Towers. Making the JFK Towers market rate would be fantastic. It might even get some sprucing up to look half-way decent.

  11. Posted by PepeLeFrog

    the best area of SF -short walk to two parks, Japantown, Polk, Marina, Fillmore, etc.

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