Partial demolition work has started on the vacant warehouse at 901 16th Street in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. The property will soon be built up with a new location for the San Francisco Wholesale Flower Market. 901 16th Street LLC is listed as responsible for the development.
The two-story flower market will yield 216,000 square feet, of which 90,900 square feet are dedicated to 150 parking spaces and 23 bicycles and 125,000 square feet for commercial-industrial use.
Jackson Liles is responsible for the design. The exterior corrugated steel will be painted a colorful purple, while the largest new structure, the parking garage, will have exposed concrete.
San Francisco Flower Mart will be responsible for managing the new market space. The building rises beside Mission Bay, one block west of the UCSF medical campus and three blocks from the waterfront Chase Center stadium, home to the Golden State Warriors basketball team.
The SF Flower Market is one of five grower-owned wholesale flower markets in the United States. The market’s current home, at 640 Brannan Street, on a block bound by Bryant Street, 5th Street, and 6th Street, are expected to be demolished to make way for 610-698 Brannan Street by Kilroy Realty. The proposal will feature over two million square feet of new floor area with offices, retail, and POPOS.
Construction is estimated to cost $40 million. An expected timeline for completion is not yet known.