New permits have been filed to start excavation work to expand the San Francisco Marin Food Bank at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue on Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The new construction will provide a nearly fifty-percent increase to the built area, expanding the ability to serve those in need. The SF Marin Food Bank are the property owners, while Equity Community Builders is the project applicant to manage development.
New construction will expand the on-site warehouse by 27,330 square feet. While the existing structure covers 56,860 square feet, the final building will contain 84,200 square feet. The new 43-foot tall structure will have a capacity for ten parked vehicles, twelve bicycles, and seven loading spaces. EHDD is responsible for the architecture, with Truebeck in charge of construction.
SF Marin Food Bank provides four key statistics to illustrate the impact this will have on their operations. The total food distributed annually would increase from 48 million pounds to 75 million pounds, which will, in turn, expand the number of people served weekly from 140,000 to 200,000. The new space will allow for new community partners to work together and more capacity for trucks on-site.
SF Marin Food Bank has two facilities in San Francisco and San Rafael. The organization is also planning to expand the other site to increase output.
New building permits were filed in mid-December last year. Construction is expected to cost $14.2 million and last twelve months from groundbreaking.