Construction permits were submitted for the Preliminary Project Assessment of an apartment building planned at 1204 Howard Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The project proposal includes constructing a five-story apartment building with retail spaces on the first floor. The building will feature a total of twelve dwelling units with a mix of one and two-bedroom units. Tecta Associates is the architecture firm managing the design concepts and construction of the project.
The total site area is 4,500 square feet, the total proposed built-up area is 16,875 square feet, and the total commercial area proposed is 3,351 square feet. A total of seven bike parking spaces are also proposed.
The project site showcased the historical leather bar, The Black and Blue, back in the 70s; therefore, a Historic Resource Evaluation (HRE) will need to be prepared for the project and the design of the proposed development.
The location is a walk and bike-friendly neighborhood. The area is well-serviced by MUNI bus lines like 7, 8, 9, 14, 19, and 45. There are many restaurants and grocery shops and retail stores nearby. Westfield San Francisco Centre and Union Square are both 1.5 miles away. Recreational activities and green areas are also nearby; five parks within 3.5 miles, including Children’s Creativity Museum, Buena Vista Park, and Randall Museum.