With the bulky plans for a 9-story, 106-unit development to rise on the two-story garage and office building site at 955 Post Street having met with resistance from Planning, from the building’s proposed finishes to its mass, an all new set of plans for the parcel have been drawn:

As completely redesigned by Page & Turnbull, the now 8-story development would rise up to 80 feet in height on the Tendernob site, with 69 residential units (a mix of 24 one-bedrooms, 36 twos and 9 threes) over 1,538 square feet of ground floor retail space fronting Post, a basement garage for 9 cars (and 80 bikes), and a setback at the sixth floor (as was roughly recommended by Planning).

And while the proposed development is subject to a historic review, as the existing building on the site has been identified as a contributor to the Lower Nob Hill Apartment Hotel National Register Historic District, the revised set of plans could be approved by Planning in two weeks time.

We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Notcom

    I’ve long been curious about that tall-smokestacked building (in the upper left of the top photo). It’s too small to be a generating station, so I’m thinking it’s some kind of heat/light plant, but SF isn’t really known for those and that such (a carbon-emitting-offender) could survive so long seems like a minor miracle…so what’s the story.

    And yes, I could ‘google’ it, but I’m hoping people will add a human touch: so any tales of midnight DIY tours or Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr like romantic sagas are welcome.

  2. Posted by Dermot

    The small smoke stack building generates steam heat for other buildings

  3. Posted by C

    The tall stack is part of a steam generation plant owned by NRG.

  4. Posted by Zugamenzio Farnsworth

    There’s an interesting alley about where the steam stack stands, was once in one of the homes “by accident.” Birthday party was going on, I thought open house, yet, from what I saw briefly, some glorious woodwork: honey-tone box beam ceiling, balustrade, floor, etc etc. And a few Dutch direction facades just the other side on Hyde,,,so not the worst pocket of urban demise in those parts. Yet shelter going in nearby at the moment as well.

  5. Posted by Beeday

    Did not know there was a surviving OWL Cigars advert in the city!

  6. Posted by john parker willis

    It is reassuring to see a nicely designed building by a revered firm on the drawing boards instead of the mediocre (that’s kind) stuff that seems to be so prevalent.

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