The previous proposal for 1101-1123 Sutter Street called for a 14-story residential infill with over two hundred homes in Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco. Now, new modified project plans have been shared for a 22-story complex, with more housing to match. Martin Building is the project developer.
San Francisco approved the 221-unit proposal in early 2022. The proposed modifications to the development will increase residential density to 311 rental apartments, nearly 70% above base zoning. This additional capacity is achieved with the State Density Bonus program and the recently passed Assembly Bill 1287, according to the latest project application.
David Baker Architects is responsible for the design. Renderings show various architectural treatments across the tower, including setbacks for open space. Facade materials include concrete, metal panels, stucco, and a brick veneer. The rooftop deck will be connected to an entertainment room, viewing lounge, and library.
The 235-foot tall structure will yield around 384,000 square feet, including 248,700 square feet for housing, 6,100 square feet for commercial and child-care use, 35,200 square feet for the fleet charging facility in 1101 Sutter Street, and 28,400 square feet for parking. Apartment sizes will vary, with 100 studios, 86 one-bedrooms, and 125 two-bedrooms. There will be 37 or 38 affordable apartments for very low-income and moderate-income households.
Residential parking will be included for 84 cars and 232 bicycles. The existing building at 1101 Sutter Street will be refurbished into a fleet charging facility. The three-story structure is listed as a historic resource in San Francisco owing to its connection with the Van Ness Automobile Row historic area. The industrial building was constructed in 1920. 1123 Sutter Street was constructed after 1906, with a significant remodeling by August Nordini in 1925. The building had operated as a funeral home between 1926 and 2019.
The 0.68-acre property is on a property bound by Larkin Street, Sutter Street, Polk Street, and Hemlock Street. City records show that 1101 and 1123 Sutter Street were sold in July 2019 for nearly $10 million. Construction is estimated to cost around $80 million, a figure not inclusive of all development costs.