Demolition Permits Filed for 2051 Market Street, San Francisco

2051 Market Street, rendering by Winder Gibson Architects2051 Market Street, rendering by Winder Gibson Architects

Demolition permits have been filed for the existing two-story structure at 2051 Market Street in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores neighborhood. The site was home to the Eros bathhouse for 30 years before closing last year and has since hosted the Third Space art gallery and event space. Sak Design & Build is the project client.

2051 Market Street pedestrian activity, rendering by Winder Gibson Architects

2051 Market Street pedestrian activity, rendering by Winder Gibson Architects

2051 Market Street rear lot view, illustration by Winder Gibson Architects

2051 Market Street rear lot view, illustration by Winder Gibson Architects

Winder Gibson Architects is responsible for the design. New illustrations show that the post and lintel veneer has changed from a champagne-tone to red wood-look panels. The other facade materials will include stucco and fiber cement.

The 85-foot tall structure will yield 29,320 square feet, with 27,480 square feet for housing and 1,810 square feet for ground-level retail. Of the 24 units, there will be six one-bedrooms, 12 two-bedrooms, and six three-bedrooms. Parking will be included for 24 bicycles and no cars. Three units will be designated as affordable housing, allowing the proposal to use the State Density Bonus program.

2051 Market Street aerial view, illustration by Winder Gibson Architects

2051 Market Street aerial view, illustration by Winder Gibson Architects

2051 Market Street, image via Google Satellite

2051 Market Street, image via Google Satellite

The 0.11-acre parcel is in a triangular lot bound by Market Street, 14th Street, and Dolores Street. Future residents will be close to the underground light rail station, Safeway, and Duboce Park.

City records show the property last sold in September 2020 for $3.6 million. Third Space and the other organizations that have occupied 2051 Market Street since Eros closed in 2021 and are expected to remain at least until Fall this year. The estimated timeline and cost for construction have yet to be established.

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18 Comments on "Demolition Permits Filed for 2051 Market Street, San Francisco"

  1. This is a great replacement. Wonder how the numbers pencil out for the developer.

  2. I can’t believe that a family in a three-bedroom unit wouldn’t have at least one car—in a building with no parking. No wonder there’s a decline in children living in the City.

    • Well Ed, I reckon you don’t know many families then! This is a great place to live without a car. And a lot of families would love to have the option to live in a place that’s walkable and has fantastic access to public transit.

      • no families are lumped on riding bart or muni these days! that is funny you would mention that, the drug addicts and wanna be gangster losers that ride transit push away all families.

        • You need a car MUNI sucks

          • You’re like comically evil. This is one of the most car free cities in the country, you know why MUNI sucks??? Cause there isn’t enough investment into the department because people like you keep pushing car infrastructure into a city like San Francisco when the more stuff like this that we have the less we need those glorified big wheel bikes for a toddler.

    • I agree no family will live in a unit without at least one car unless they can’t afford a car and in that case they can’t afford the rent. People are somewhat delusional if everyone in SF is going to live without a car. I did it for a year and hated it. I felt trapped. Never again.

    • You are comically evil.

  3. Developers not providing parking is the way many projects are going forward in the future, get used to it. The cost of a parking space adds tens of thousands of dollars to the overall construction budget which must then be passed on to the future buyer. Mass transit/walking/cycling/rideshare/Uber is an excellent way to get around the city without the need to own a car. Nasty Muni/bart? Get rid of “Miss Defund the Police, London Breed” and perhaps you can finally clean up the City of all the Tranq/Fentanyl/drug addicts riding the rails for free and then you and your families could use mass transit without the fear of being robbed by these folks when you do.

  4. EROS didn’t close, we moved to 132 Turk Street, sight of the Bulldog Baths.

  5. Great to see more housing for families in a transit rich area.

  6. Wow! This is great! It looks so different from all the other new-ish brown orange glass box buildings that have gone up in recent years in the Castro. How utterly unique and special…. YAWN. Bring back a sex club…

  7. San Francisco is NOT a family friendly city…

  8. No parking for cars is shameful. It doesn’t motivate people to get rid of their cars, it only forces them to find street parking. If the whole Bay Area ever gets reliable, frequent, and close by (within one long block or two short ones) then maybe more people will be willing to be without cars. But until then building residential buildings with no parking just makes the problem worse. And I wonder if any of the elected officials who promote no parking in new buildings do not have their own car

    • This location is within a half block of 4 frequent light rail lines, two frequent all-day bus lines (in addition to three owl bus lines with service every 20 to 30 minutes all night, 7 nights a week), and one streetcar. This location exceeds the threshold you seem to strive for. The future starts now.

  9. More housing to a vacant city and on top of zero parking spaces especially in that area. I guess this is city planning at its finest. 3 affordable units what a joke.

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