Around A Rendered 2001 Market Street From Market To 14thAugust 12, 2009
As Curbed notes, a few more renderings for the proposed mixed-use development at 2001 Market Street have been uploaded to the 2001 Market Street site.
We’ll add, the Prado proposal is now “Merchants of Upper Market & Castro endorsed.”
∙ 2001 Market: Proposed Plans [2001marketsf.com]
∙ Drawings And Details For The Proposed Development Of 2001 Market [SocketSite]
∙ Upper Market Whole Foods: Even More Renderings (Again) [Curbed]
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
Nice! Let’s hope this does not get stopped.
entire block between 14th & dolores? (old ford dealership and mecca restaurant??)
Just the Ford dealership. Mecca sits under existing condos.
Looks great. As a neighbor, I’m thankful that we have a developer with the b*lls to wade through the SF planning process morass to get this accomplished.
I wish it were taller with more units since it sits on top of one of the biggest transit lines in the country. More density, less sprawl all the way to Yosemite.
Nice indeed, but not quite a space odyssey.
Slight correction to Patrick S…the transit line it sits “on top of” is the Muni Metro…which at this point has the KL&M at Church, as well as the J and N entering from the surface. Yes, that’s alot of transit, but they’re two-car max trains.. I wouldn’t call it the biggest transit line in the country by a long stretch. BART, with its 700 foot long trains, provides much more capacity than MUNI ever could. And there are of course many other heavy rail projects around the country that provide similar or even greater ridership capacity.
Not quibbling with the project…it’s a great one n my opinion.
Being on top of the KL&M is great for people who are commuting to SoMa and FiDi, but beyond that you really can’t get to many places from there on public transport. So I expect that a lot of residents will still want cars — which is fine. I wonder whether there will be sufficient parking for them. I think it is great to give people convenient commute alternatives (because commute time is when congestion is the worst), but let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that means that people won’t need cars at other times.
^It’s a block from the J (direct to Noe Valley and other points south), the N (direct to Cole Valley and the Inner Sunset), the 22 (direct to the Mission, BART, Potrero Hill, and Dogpatch in one direction and direct to Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow, and the Marina in the other direction), and the 37 (direct to Twin Peaks or the Upper Haight), as well as being three blocks or less from more than a dozen other lines. This is probably one of the most transit-rich sites west of Chicago. And obviously you’re also living directly above a grocery store, across the street from another (most people seem to always state that grocery shopping is what they need a car for), and you’re within a five minute walk of the Lower Haight and the Castro, and maybe ten minutes from Hayes Valley.
There are certainly going to be people who want to own cars here, but let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that means that there is only transit to downtown from this location. If you need a car for this location, you’re always going to need a car, regardless of where you live.
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