Revised plans are under review for a 14-story residential proposal at 600 McAllister Street at the western edge of San Francisco’s Civic Center. The project would add nearly two hundred apartments with affordable housing and proposed art spaces at ground level. David Baker Architects is responsible for the design.
The 161-foot structure will yield 202,490 square feet, with 160,660 square feet dedicated to residential use, 16,900 square feet for the 43-car garage, 6,510 square feet of commercial art space, and 1,520 square feet for ground-level retail. Thanks to open space requirements, 6,750 square feet of useable open space will be provided on-site.
Once complete, 600 McAllister Street will contain 196 new rental apartments, of which 26 will be priced as affordable housing. There will be 115 studios and 81 two-bedroom units. Residents will have access to outdoor terraces on the 8th floor and rooftop.
The monochromatic glass-fiber reinforced concrete facade is aesthetically divided with curtain wall glass. In describing the project’s design, David Baker Architects write, “the building has dynamic East and South facades dotted by bays, terraces, and private balconies.”
Hekemian Group is responsible for the development as the property owner. With the inclusion of affordable housing, the project benefits from state density bonuses to provide more housing to the San Francisco housing market.
Project permits, filed in 2019, are still under review in the San Francisco planning department. Though no expected date has been given for groundbreaking, construction is expected to last two years at the cost of $90 million.