San Francisco Planning Commission will be reviewing a request for continuance of a project at 1525 Pine Street in Nob Hill, San Francisco. The proposal includes the construction of a new eight-story mixed-use commercial and residential building. A request to demolish the existing single-story commercial space occupied by a restaurant is submitted. Kerman Morris Architects LLP is managing the design concepts and construction. Nicholas Pigott is responsible for the project as property owner, operating through 1525 Pine Street Dev LLC.
The construction site is a 3,000 square-foot lot on the south of Pine Street and the north of Austin Street, between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue. The new 83-foot high mixed-use building will have twenty-one residential units and a restaurant space of 2,856 square feet. The residences rely on State Density Bonus provisions for additional six units over the base density of 15 units, for a total of 21 units along with incentives for common useable open spaces.
Before starting the construction, the 1,661 square-foot one-story commercial restaurant; Grubstake Diner will be demolished, but will return to occupy the basement, ground floor, and mezzanine of the new building. The dwelling units will be on the second through eighth floors. A total of 32 bicycle parking spaces are provided. Usable open space for residents will be provided in the form of a common roof deck.
In order for the project to proceed, the Commission must uphold the Department’s decision to prepare a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) due to failure in addressal of a few transportation, historic preservation and noise-related issues. The council meeting will be held on Thursday March 18 2021 at 1 PM, details of which can be found here.
The location is well-serviced by MUNI bus lines 1, 19, 27, 31, 38, 47, 49, and the cable car.