Plans for two new homes have been filed for 201 Gellert Drive in Lakeshore, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the subdivision of the property site into two lots and the construction of a three-story single-family home for each lot. Plans call to replace vacant land between Gellert Drive and Lake Merced Boulevard.
James Keith is listed as the property owner. Kotas/Pantaleoni Architects, a San Francisco-based office founded in 1981, will be responsible for the design.
The application has been made possible with the recent enactment of Senate Bill 9, a law that came into effect at the start of this year. SB 9 allows homeowners in most areas of the state to split their property in two and legalizes duplexes on both lots, quadrupling the possible density.
The project will rise 35 feet high, roughly equivalent to several existing buildings in the immediate vicinity. Each building comes with a unique footprint, a garage, and four bedrooms. The triangular structure on the southern lot will yield 2,830 square feet, with a 452 square foot garage at the ground level.
While 201 Gellert Drive will only build two units instead of four, it shows that the law is effective at increasing residential density.