Recently rezoned from Light Industrial to Urban Mixed-Use as part of the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan, the proposed 1717 17th Street project would demolish three existing buildings between De Haro and Carolina representing 12,000 square feet of Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) and a surface area parking lot.
In their place would rise two mirror image mixed-use buildings yielding 7,000 square feet of ground floor PDR, 8,000 square feet of commercial/retail, 41 residential units and 58 below-grade parking spaces.
The project would be constructed in two phases as proposed:
Phase I (De Haro Street): Phase I would include demolition of the two existing wood‐frame buildings fronting 17th Street and the partial demolition of the concrete and aluminum building on site. Phase I would construct a new 48‐ft tall, 51,664 gross square foot (gsf), mixed‐use building containing 20 dwelling units with a unit mix as follows: ten two‐bedroom units and ten one‐bedroom units (21,345 gsf in total). The ground floor would also contain 7,500 sf of PDR/commercial/retail space, and 11,091 gsf of common area. The below‐grade basement level would contain parking for 29 off‐street parking spaces and 11 secured Class I bicycle spaces.
Phase II (228 Carolina Street): Phase II would be the demolition of the remainder of the concrete and aluminum building and construction of a 48‐foot tall, 51,664 gsf mirror image of the De Haro Street building, fronting on Carolina Street. This building would include 21 residential units with a unit mix as follows: nine two‐bedroom and twelve one‐bedroom units (21,315 gsf). This building would also include 7,500 sf of PDR/commercial/retail space and 29 below‐grade vehicle parking spaces and 11 Class I bicycle spaces.
And don’t panic, Anchor Steam’s distribution center at the south end of the block would not be harmed nor hampered (cheers), but new shadows would be cast over Jackson Park.
UPDATE: The shadow graphic above does in fact represent the expected impact on the Jackson Playground at June 21st, 7:30 PM for the proposed 48-foot building (green) versus a 40-foot alternative (outlined in red).