Upon the verdant vacant lot at the corner of Broadway and Taylor, three new buildings with four homes and parking for 16 cars are proposed to rise and moving through Planning.
The proposed project would subdivide the corner parcel into three new lots and construct a new residential building on each, resulting in two new single-family homes measuring 4,400 and 5,100 square feet and a 5,900 square foot two-unit building with a common below-grade garage for 16 vehicles with access from Taylor Street.
A 14-foot wide arched opening cut into the existing retaining wall on Taylor would house the 10-foot garage door and a 4-foot pedestrian doorway, through which the 16 parking spaces for the new dwellings, 1020 Broadway, and 1629 Taylor Street would be found.
The building heights of the proposed new buildings at 1000-1010 Broadway and 1601/1625 Taylor would range from 28 to 38 feet and three to four stories.
The two single-family homes would each have three parking spaces while the two-unit building would have two parking spaces per unit. As drawn above, the underground garage would extend under the adjacent parcel to the north at 1629 Taylor Street and under 1020 Broadway to the west to provide each with three new parking spaces as well.
While the project would result in the removal and replacement of approximately 34 existing trees on the project site, the large coast redwood at the corner of Broadway and Taylor would be retained and protected during construction as proposed.
UPDATE: While one reader reports that “according to the Russian hill neighbors, this lot was once slated for highrise development, until neighbors banded together and purchased it from the developer,” another says no.
UPDATE: The history of 1000 Broadway to date.