At street level, a 15,000 square foot space has been designed for a gourmet national grocer satisfying a much-needed daily grocery use. In addition to providing a great shopping resource for the neighborhood, the retail space will help create an attractive and lively area for pedestrian traffic along Van Ness Avenue.
Above the ground floor, the building will contain 107 large urban homes. The units offer the largest average home size of any new residential building in the neighborhood, approximately 1,055 square feet. Along with the selection of a nationally know grocery partner, the decision to offer larger homes is in line with the city’s plan to revitalize the Van Ness corridor with more attractive and resident-friendly housing and retail.
If all goes smoothly with the Planning department and as planned (uhh…), the “grocery store could open by 2009” (and we’re guessing the condos soon thereafter).
∙ Development Watch: 1285 Sutter Street [SF Curbed]
∙ Design Selected for 1285 Sutter Street [suttervanness.com]