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Avant Housing’s proposed 900 Folsom/260 Fifth Street project is back in front of San Francisco’s Planning Commission this Thursday for certification and with a preliminary recommendation to approve (with conditions).
900 Folsom/260 Fifth: Project Site
Once again, 448 new residential units (68 BMR), 9,500 square feet of commercial space, and 323 parking spaces as proposed. And unlike with 555 Fulton, as long as one of the conditions doesn’t become a return to the building’s original design, we’ll approve as well.
UPDATE: By way of a plugged-in tipster, the rendering above (click to enlarge) has been updated to reflect a few recent tweaks (“reconfigured rooftop element, modulation of cornice line at Folsom Street, balconies at western end of project on Folsom, and slightly modified panel coloring at 5th street”) versus the design as rendered in January:
900 Folsom Street Rendering: January 2010
Cheers.
Proposed 900 Folsom/260 Fifth Street Design Evolves And Emerges [SocketSite]
Planning Commission Agenda: Thursday, May 20, 2010 [sf-planning.org]
555 Fulton Survives Appeal And Returns To Its Design Roots [SocketSite]
The SocketSite Scoop On 900 Folsom/260 Fifth: Condo Idol Comes! [SocketSite]

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Dan

    Close to the same number of parking spaces that already exist on the two lots combined. And no shadows cast on public land.
    They must be expecting condo prices to rise by the time this gets built.

  2. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: By way of a plugged-in tipster, our lead rendering above (click to enlarge) has been updated to reflect a few recent tweaks (“reconfigured rooftop element, modulation of cornice line at Folsom Street, balconies at western end of project on Folsom, and slightly modified panel coloring at 5th street”) versus the design as rendered in January.

  3. Posted by citicritter

    Sadly, it till looks like standard mediocre housing design for SF – years away form the level of design sophistication found in recent similar-scale projects in Europe and Asia (or NY or LA for that matter).

  4. Posted by 45yo hipster

    I think it looks fab, me likey!

  5. Posted by JimBobJones

    citicritter, will you please direct us to the similar-scale projects in Europe, Asia, NY, and LA that you like?
    I’m not necessarily a big fan of some of the recent SF buildings that have been put up either, but I often hear this claim that things are so much better elsewhere. I’d love to see good examples of what we’re missing.

  6. Posted by Eric

    The planning commission approved the project with minor conditons
    [Editor’s Note: New And Approved: 900 Folsom/260 Fifth Street Project (and cheers!).]

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