Demolition permits have been filed for the existing single-story commercial structure at 1567 California Street in Polk Gulch, San Francisco. The property is expected to be replaced by a nine-story mixed-use infill with housing and new retail space along the street. David Baker Architects will design the new building.
The 85-foot structure will yield 106,730 square feet with 78,070 square feet for residential use, 8,160 square feet for commercial retail, and 6,520 square feet of common space.
Unit sizes will vary with 20 studios, 29 one-bedrooms, 39 two-bedrooms, and 12 three-bedrooms. There will be nine affordable units, five for very-low-income households, two for low-income households, and two for moderate-income households. Residential parking will be included for 105 bicycles, while the retail will consist of one bicycle parking space inside and 11 spaces along the sidewalk.
The amenities include a two-level lobby, a shared room, fitness center, and an inner-block landscaped courtyard. The central courtyard will provide a light well for the residences facing inward, with the area improved by a brick passage, planters, and outdoor furniture. Interstice Architects is responsible for landscape architecture.
Southern Land Global, affiliated with Shanghai Laiyi Real Estate Development, is the project owner. New building permits had already been filed and issued by the city in late 2021. Construction is expected to cost around $27 million, a figure not inclusive of all development costs. Work is estimated to last around 22 months, from groundbreaking to completion.