The San Francisco Planning Department has approved plans for a three-story residential infill at 2055 Chestnut Street in the city’s Marina District. The project would create 49 new homes, plenty of retail, and a grocery store in a busy commercial area. Prado Group is managing the development.
The Notice of Determination states that the project will not have a significant impact on the environment, and mitigation measures were a condition of approval.
The 40-foot tall structure will yield over 100,000 square feet with 44,220 square feet for housing, 40,080 square feet for commercial space, and 14,150 square feet for the 20-car garage. The basement will have a roughly 14,000 square foot rentable space intended to be for a grocery store. 5,500 square feet of retail will face Lombard Street, and 10,850 square feet of retail will face the more pedestrian-friendly Chestnut Street.
Of the 49 units, there will be 34 one-bedrooms, 8 two-bedrooms, and 7 three-bedrooms. Nine units will be restricted as affordable housing. Cyclists will find long-term parking for 80 bikes and short-term parking for 28 bikes.
Jensen Architects is responsible for the project’s design. The design takes cues from the surrounding area, including the art deco flairs on the Marina Middle School and several structures nearby on Chestnut. The resulting design features textured accent panels and projecting fins extending out from the floor-to-ceiling windows, emphasizing the verticality of the facade.
MFLA is the project’s landscape architect. The firm will be responsible for the four living roof courtyards on the second floor and the rooftop deck facing Chestnut Street. The roof deck will feature copious planters, seating, tables, and an outdoor kitchen with views across the neighborhood.
The project aims to achieve LEED Gold certification for retail and LEED Silver certification for housing.
The existing condition of the 0.66-acre lot is surface parking surrounding a single-story commercial bank. The Bruni Company is the property owner.
Construction is estimated to cost at least $20 million, a figure not inclusive of all development expenses. Groundbreaking to completion is expected to take 18 months.