New renderings have been revealed for a three-story mixed-use building at 2513 Irving Street in San Francisco’s Sunset District. The proposal will rise across from 2550 Irving Street, where a 98-unit affordable housing project will demolish the offices for The Police Credit Union. The Police Credit Union is responsible for the development at 2513 Irving.
LPAS Architecture + Design is managing the design and landscaping. Explaining the contextual value of the project, LPAS writes in the planning application, “the design of the residential units places most of the glazing for each unit on either the front or rear facades. This creates an active facade providing ‘eyes on the street’ and minimizes areas of blank wall.”
The 50-foot tall structure will yield 16,460 square feet, with 11,980 square feet for residential use, 1,390 square feet for commercial retail, and 3,090 square feet for a nine-car garage with a space-efficient mechanized puzzle lift. Parking is also included for eight bicycles.
The eight market-rate units will average 1,100-1,200 square feet, each with two bedrooms, a living room, and a private open space. Six of eight residences will include a large patio or roof terrace.
Across the street at 2550 Irving Street, the Police Credit Union’s soon-to-be-former home will be replaced by a seven-story building by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation. Once complete, it will offer 98 affordable housing units for lower-income residents, of which 25 units will be for unhoused individuals and families with support by the Local Operating Subsidy Program. The program operates under the evidence that giving homes to the unhoused is the most cost-effective program to reduce homelessness.
An estimated completion date or construction cost for 2513 Irving Street has not been established.