As we first reported back in 2018:
Plans to level the Out of The Closet thrift store complex on the southeast corner of Polk and California and develop a 7-story building with 63 condos over 8,000 square feet of new retail space and an underground garage for 41 cars were approved back in 2016.
But the Polk Gulch project has yet to break ground.
Instead, new plans are now being drawn for an 8-story building to rise up to 87 feet in height on the 1567 California Street site, with 100 units of housing over 10,000 square feet of retail space and zero (0) off-street parking spots.
In order to surpass the current 80-foot height and 93-unit density limits for the site as zoned, the project team is planning to invoke California’s Density Bonus Law for the seven extra feet and units and waive the bulk building restrictions (which resulted in the terraced 7-story design above) and parking requirements (which in principle would require a garage for 100 cars) for the site.
Since further refined by David Baker Architects to yield 100 apartments (a mix of 20 studios, 29 one-bedrooms, 39 twos, and 12 threes) over 9,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a storage room for 101 bikes, the bonus plans for the 1567 California Street project are slated to be approved this week and building permits for the project have been requested.