Development may be headed to southern side of Mission

Curbed SF is reporting that the Mission may be the next site for another big housing development in the city … and this time, that development may be taking place on the district’s southern edge. This project, according to Curbed, would be on South Van Ness and 26th Streets, close to Cesar Chavez. This is a break from what’s been going on lately, which is that the great majority of new construction has been taking place in the Mission’s northern end.

So who’s in charge of this whole razzmatazz? It’s Lennar Urban, who has brought us huge new developments slated for Candlestick Point, the San Francisco Shipyard and Treasure Island. According to the Preliminary Project Assessment, which Lennar filed on Sept. 15, the proposal entails demolishing an existing commercial building and constructing a new six-story, 64-foot-tall, 181,400-square-foot mixed-use residential building on three adjoining lots with a total area of 35,714 square feet. The proposed new building would include 160 residential units and 90 parking spaces within a 34,600-square-foot underground garage, as well as 1,740 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. On the ground floor there would be a leasing office, resident amenities room, utilities room, 26 residential units and more than 7,800-square-foot courtyard. Most of the remaining 134 studios, one- and two-bedroom units would be on the second through sixth floors, with the top floor limited to the existing lot fronting South Van Ness Avenue.

There would be 64 two-bedroom units, with the average size of all units set to be 890 square feet. Moreover, Curbed notes, there doesn’t seem to be all that much in the blocks around the planned new development, minus an AutoZone and a gas station. Since there were no images submitted with the application, it’s hard to tell what it’ll actually look like. Stay tuned.

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