New elevations have been revealed for the proposed 30-story residential tower at 1338-1370 Mission Street in SoMa, San Francisco. While the conceptual illustrations are sparse with the architectural features, they depict a glass tower with interlocking shapes extending from the seven-story podium with articulated facade variations. Malex Holdings is the property owner, with the architecture by SmithGroup.
The 327 foot-tall building will yield 355,120 square feet, of which 297,110 square feet is for residential use, 37,800 square feet is for a 49-vehicle garage, 14,040 square feet is for usable open space, and 1,510 square feet is for ground-level retail. Room is also included for parking 266 bicycles on-site.
There will be 287 apartments added to the San Francisco housing market, with 44 affordable and 243 market-rate units for sale. Initial plans call for the residences to be for ownership and not rentals. The apartments will range in size, with 77 studios, 138 one-bedrooms, 43 two-bedrooms, and 29 three-bedroom units.
Future residents will benefit from the site’s 14,040 square feet of on-site usable space. Shared balconies are included on alternating levels. Large outdoor decks will be included on top of the podium and the 28th floor. The peak terrace will have an indoor-outdoor kitchen, while the 7th-floor deck will connect with a large co-working office, business center, and multi-purpose room. A yoga room is included on the second level.
Demolition is expected for the four structures on-site. 61,810 square feet of office space will be removed, with a 28-foot excavation job taking 19,600 cubic yards of earth.
Malex Holding’s proposal benefits from California’s state density bonus program by nearly twofold. Without the program, 1338-1370 Mission Street would rise 148 feet above street level to create just 149 units.
SmithGroup, founded in 1853, has an expansive national footprint and an international portfolio ranging from the Philippines to China. From their office in San Francisco, SmithGroup has been responsible for several projects, including the 18-story apartment complex dubbed SoMa Grand, the foliage-topped AmeniTREES public restroom design, and the 22-story high-rise apartment building dubbed The Grand, by Essex Property Trust, in Oakland.
City records show 1338 Mission Street last sold in 2015 for $5.175 million, while the three properties between 1340-1370 Mission Street sold in mid-March of 2020 for $26.1 million. An estimated timeline for construction has not yet been shared.