The formal application to level the two-story garage at 550 O’Farrell Street, out of which Hertz Rent a Car has been operating, has been submitted to the City for review.
And as proposed, a 13-story building designed by Brick for Prabhas Kejriwal’s Sandhill O’Farrell LLC will rise up to 130 feet in height upon the Tenderloin site, with 115 apartments over a new garage for 21 cars.
The apartments have been designed as a mix of studios and one-bedrooms averaging under 600 square feet apiece, with 29 of the units being rented at below market rates, a roof deck for residents and a 1,400-square-foot retail space fronting O’Farrell Street.
Constructed in 1924, the existing garage on the site has been identified as a contributor to the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District, which could pose a problem for the building as proposed. And there are some garage related hazardous materials and fuel tanks on-site which are being addressed.