Built in 1929, the three-story industrial building at 351-353 9th Street has been identified as a potential historic resource for the Western SOMA Light Industrial and Residential Historic District. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be redeveloped. And in fact, plans have been drawn.
As proposed, the building’s foundation would be beefed up, its interior reconfigured, and a two-story addition would be setback from the street(s), reaching a height of 54 feet and 5 inches, 7 inches below the height for which the parcel is zoned.
The redevelopment of 351-353 9th Street, which is currently occupied by the Nomadic Arts furniture store and a church, would yield 31 apartments over 3,600 square feet of remodeled retail space fronting 9th Street.
And in the eyes of Planning, not only is the proposed approach – with setbacks on both sides of the structure – appropriate, but staff “appreciates the way the proposal respects and supports the existing character” of the building and the use of high-quality finishes by Kwan Design.
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