Plans to level the low slung commercial complex at 300 De Haro and develop a 13-story building at the corner of 16th Street appear to have been abandoned.  But a squatter set of plans for the odd shaped Lower Potrero Hill site have been drawn.

While the 13-story structure was envisioned to yield 204 apartments, with 6,200 square feet of new ground floor retail space and stacked parking for 49 cars, the new set of plans call for a denser 7-story building to rise across the site, with 290 units of “group housing,” 3,400 square feet of ground floor commercial space and stacked parking for up to 55 cars.

And while the 13-story development would have yielded roughly the same number of bed(room)s as the group housing structure, at least when counting studios as having one (1), the squatter 7-story building would be roughly 30 percent smaller, in terms of its residential and structural square footage, as designed.

We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Notcom

    You might want to rethink starting a headline with “Squatter..Plans” given the dense people who might not have their Roget’s handy.

    • Posted by Sebra Leaves

      Dense tenement slums is what some people think squatters deserve.

  2. Posted by Mutal Kudi

    This is a strong contender for the ugliest building in San Francisco, so whatever replaces it can only be an improvement.

  3. Posted by Martin

    Assuming that old vintage railcar will need to find a new home.

    • Posted by Anonymous

      There’s space diagonally across the street where the old rail spur line right of way continues to the northwest.

  4. Posted by Anonymous

    Since it says the plans have been drawn, is there any rendering, preliminary sketch, or even a basic massing picture of what’s now being proposed?

  5. Posted by Sebra Leaves

    Squatter as in tenement slums? SROs? Isn’t that what the Mayor emptied out due to overcrowding and the need for social distancing? Isn’t it time to take a break from building more unlivable housing? Will the windows open or will there be more shared ventilation systems? No wonder people are leaving the city?

    • Posted by DK

      Squatter = shorter. The one thing you can trust in life is for people to comment without reading.

  6. Posted by TropicalRich

    Honestly, there’s not enough food options in the neighborhood and this will be a sad loss for those of us who live/work nearby. The whole neighborhood will soon be ‘luxury’ housing but for who?

    • Posted by Anon

      There is retail space so I’m sure those will be filled with food options. Please read the article

      • Posted by TropicalRich

        Read it. That’s fine and good but the restaurants that are here now would not come back and would not exist during construction.
        This is a cool little quirky building. Not everything in our city needs to be homogenized for the nouveau riche.

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