The designs for a modern 200-foot-tall hotel and condo building to rise at 447 Battery Street, a site which is currently occupied by the three-story Cort Furniture Rental building at the corner of Battery and Merchant, have been drawn and formally submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for approval.
As designed by Heller Manus Architects for the Montgomery Realty Group, the proposed 19-story building includes a total of 182 hotel rooms over a 4,700 square foot restaurant and an underground garage for 24 cars.
And eight (8) condos would be spread across the top five floors of the tapered tower, with a single 4,300-square-foot penthouse and two private terraces across the top two.
In 2019, the aforementioned approach was kicked to the curb, the condo component was dropped from the plans, and a new design was rendered for the development, with a 15-story “addition” rising over the façade of the existing building, yielding a 198-room hotel with a basement garage for 24 cars, two restaurants and bars (one fronting Merchant Street, which would be redeveloped as part of the project, and another across the tower’s top floor with a private terrace), and expectations of breaking ground this year (2020).
Since further refined by Heller Manus, incorporating a tripart design and differentiated crown, as newly rendered below, the impact report for the project has been drafted and will be formally reviewed and heard by Planning next month.
And if the project is approved, the project team now “expected” to commence construction in February of next year (2021).
All that being said, building permits for the three-year project have yet to be requested, much less processed and approved. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.