Plans to raze the long-standing Valente Marini Perata & Co. funeral home at 4840 Mission Street have been drawn. And as proposed, a 134-unit development will rise up to six stories in height across the 1.45-acre site, “the first major development in the Excelsior District in nearly 25 years.”
From Van Meter Williams Pollack, the architects of the project for Bridge Housing:
The development splits the 1.45 acre parcel into two similarly sized parcels. The .78 acre Mission Street Parcel takes advantage of the [State Density Bonus Program] to provide the proposed 114 apartments, 113 affordable and a manager’s unit along the Mission Street frontage. Along the Alemany Blvd. side, the site includes 20 [market rate] townhouses with individual parking and private access driveway.
The Mission Street frontage includes 8,300 [square feet] of commercial space with the primary entries for the commercial space, the Residential Lobby, and active transparent storefronts along Mission. The Plan also includes management offices and community space for the residents as an extension of the residential lobby; the community space looks out to the private residential courtyard.
Though there is the potential for providing sub-grade podium parking, it has been determined that Mission Street, being the high quality transit corridor, supports the proposal for providing no parking for the affordable housing, prioritizing residents who don’t own or require individual vehicles, as San Francisco’s transit first policy.
Also noted, the proposed development’s western building mass is being designed “in anticipation that eventually the [adjacent] Safeway site might provide a large scale development opportunity” as well.