Permits have been filed seeking the approval of a community center at 1500 Sunnydale Avenue in Sunnydale, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the construction of a double-story building offering recreational and childcare services. San Francisco Planning Commission conducted the design review last year, and now the project moves ahead.
Named the Herz Recreation Center, the project site will bring two buildings spanning an area of 11,900 square feet and a gymnasium measuring 8,450 square feet. The project site will house a community hub measuring an area of 12,000 square feet, offering services like exercise, meetings, and other community events. A regulation-sized basketball court will also be designed. The entrance lobby will offer a 500-square-foot multipurpose space along with a small office, a kitchen, and a reception area. The two buildings will be built around a landscaped outdoor courtyard designed to maximize seating for social engagements.
The property site is a part of John McLaren Park. It is situated adjacent to a residential development developed by San Francisco’s HOPE SF initiative with collaboration between Related California and Mercy Housing. The housing project will bring 1,770 units, of which 775 are replacement housing and 995 as tax-credit affordable and market-rate housing. The complex will be developed on a site spanning fifty acres. A retail space of 30,000 square feet will be reserved on the site. Van Meter Williams Pollack will be responsible for the design of residential development.
An estimated construction timeline has not been announced yet.