The Question: “What is going up at the corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin?”
The Answer: A 7-story/68-foot tall parking garage by Hastings College with 430 spaces (300 for the college, 130 for the public, and an increase of 170 over the previous surface area lot), two City CarShare Pods, secure bike storage and 9,000 square feet of ground floor retail intended to “encourage students to linger in the community.”
Originally expected to be completed by the end of 2008, expect construction to continue for another 16-18 months.
The UPDATE: As a plugged-in (and perhaps a little dazed) “torchrunner” notes, “The new Central YMCA will go in next door” on Golden Gate. (But that’s not set in stone.)
∙ Hastings Mixed Use Project and Proposed YMCA Community Center [uchastings.edu]