Plans to raze the Sunshine Cleaners at 1735 Fulton Street, along with the former Poleng Lounge/Storyville Jazz Club building next door, a few doors down from Papalote and Barrel Head Brewhouse, are moving forward with the formal application to entitle the development having now been filed by the project team.

As proposed, a contemporary four-story building designed by Ian Birchall and Associates, with nine (9) condos over a ground floor restaurant and basement garage for 14 cars, would rise up to 40 feet in height upon the Western NoPa block.

The residential units, a mix of two two-bedrooms, six threes and one four, would average around 1,350 square feet apiece. And the 5,100-square-foot restaurant space includes a large outdoor patio at its rear.

We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Bernal kid

    Serious loss of funk for this nabe.

    • Posted by Futurist

      That’s right! You said it man.

      The City needs a department to save more funk.

      • Posted by SFcitizen

        Mayor Jane Kim will create just such an office and staff it with at least a dozen highly qualified “funk maintenance personnel”.

        • Posted by Bernal kid

          Glad you guys have been here awhile.

        • Posted by Fishchum

          I’d like to nominate Bootsy Collins to head up this department.

      • Posted by Pablito

        Maybe George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars need a side gig? SF City jobs pay pretty well….

    • Posted by NoPa Kid

      The dilapidated Jazz club is a great addition to the neighborhood! I love walking over the trash, feces, and needles that accumulate in the doorway. Will certainly look back with my rose-tinted glasses with fond memories when I’m enjoying a beer in the new restaurant.

  2. Posted by oakland lover

    wow. every new less than 5 story little infill building seems to look like this. seriously boring.

    • Posted by Bobby Mucho

      I agree, but really, can’t you say the exact same thing for everything built before 1906 (or during the 20s (all of Sunset), or 60s, etc.)?

      • Posted by Oaklandlover

        Yes, I have thought about that, it’s true. I just wish for more individualism…I just don’t like boxy square building much. It’s utilitarian, but surely this unit will be advertised as luxury like so much of the other similiar buildings going up.

  3. Posted by anzavistar

    This must not be the Ian Birchall A-team. 555 Fulton is nice, but this has zero conviction.

    My black on white boxes are ugly? Throw in some wood!

  4. Posted by Curious

    Me four, the ground level facade sucks. What’s up with that ash tray/shrub garden and scary dark (door?) area that wastes a third of the street frontage? At least the restaurant patio looks cool (hopefully it won’t piss off the people that live above enough that it gets axed).

  5. Posted by excuse me while i kiss the burrito

    That parking shouldn’t be allowed on divis.

    • Posted by Invented

      This isn’t near Divisadero. Closer to Masonic. Glad to see new housing options in our neighborhood. More please.

  6. Posted by Derek Durst

    Big yawn…!

  7. Posted by anonanon

    16 parking spots for 9 units? Too many!
    This needs to be taller.
    This building isn’t cute, but it’s not uglier than the apartments above/behind Lucky’s.

  8. Posted by Pablito

    Cool. More housing. Building looks much than what it is replacing. Get it approved and built asap.

  9. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    Whoever corrected the perspective on that streetside photo to straighten the facades also invented the body designs for the 2025 model year for cars. Well done, I can’t wait!

  10. Posted by Ray

    Zero conviction? That’s some serious shade.

  11. Posted by Sutro_Tower

    At 9 units the developer is not required to provide for affordable housing. A calculated decision to not go for the additional height and units. Why deal with the headache of neighborhood opposition and a local planning culture that has institutionalized keeping your head down and playing it safe?

    I can see the signs now…”Stop the Fiasco on Fulton!”

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