New plans have been filed to replace parking with housing at 801 Corbett Avenue on Twin Peaks, San Francisco. The plans would create eight new apartments for the property while helping to reduce car dependence in the hilly neighborhood. Jay Behr Architecture is responsible for the design.
The 50-foot tall building will increase in habitable floor area from 14,540 square feet to 20,860 square feet, while parking capacity will be reduced from 18 to 6 cars. Residential capacity will be increased from 21 to 29 units, with five new one-bedrooms and three studios with mezzanines. Six units will replace parking, with two units occupying new Type I-A construction beneath the parking level. As a first for the complex, bicycle parking will be included for ten bikes. Sitework will produce a new egress route that will be added onto Dixie Avenue.
The property is across from the Twin Peaks Elementary School and a 15-minute walk to the iconic pinnacle of Twin Peaks. The area is admittedly inhospitable for cyclists and pedestrians, though not impossible. I have biked by this property a handful of times on leisurely rides. A couple of pedestrian bridges over Market Street provide residents direct access to Eureka Valley and the Upper Market neighborhoods west of the Mission District. Lightrail is accessible via a ten-minute bike ride between Castro Street and Market Street.
The meeting will start this Thursday, March 23rd, at 1 PM. For more information about how to attend and participate, see the meeting agenda here.