2175 Market Street Site
As we first reported earlier this year, having quietly acquired the land on which the 76 Station at the intersection of 15th and Market Streets sits last year, Forest City is moving forward with their proposed 2175 Market Street mixed-use development.
2175 Market Street Rendering
As proposed, 88 apartments over 44 underground parking spaces and 6,500 square feet of ground floor retail would rise on the site, topped by a 3,791 square foot rooftop deck.
2175 Market Street Design: Aerial
While not an approval for the development, the Planning department has since issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration with respect to the potential environmental effects of the proposed project, which is a good thing if you’re the developer and a step forward assuming the declaration is not (successfully) appealed within the next 20 days.
From 76 Station To 88 Apartments At 2175 Market Street As Proposed [SocketSite]

15 thoughts on “A Negative Yet Positive Step Forward For 2175 Market Street Project”
  1. I’m looking at the renderings again and that sharp wedge right at the corner is giving me the creeps. It looks like a a knife edge.
    Traditional ‘flat-iron’ buildings had a radius at the corner, probably to avoid the ‘I’m going to slice you in half’ look of this building. Can’t begin to speculate on the feng shui this brings to Market street….

  2. On a tangential note, what’s happening kitty corner at the closed Thai restaurant at Market and Sanchez? There’s been a demolition permit in the window for ages, but nothing ever seems to happen (which seems to suit the permanent homeless encampment there just fine). Any news?

  3. Is there only one architect in San Francisco? With few exceptions, it seems that most new mid-rise apartment buildings look alike. Too bad.

  4. Here’s the current Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association newsletter. In this edition, you’ll find lots of information about the >400 residential units and >60K sqft of retail space in development in the Castro/Upper Market retail corridor.

  5. Ground floor retail – makes sense in this area – but is there a market for it? Seems like so many new residential buildings include an abundance of retail space that often sits vacant for a very long time giving these building a very dead pedestrian level presence.

  6. I really like the sharp cornered “knife-edge” design statement. It responds clearly to the triangular shape of the property and that sharp corner property line. I don’t really see this building as a flat-iron building, however.
    The feng shui comment may be important to some, but it’s a rather personal decision to believe that type of philosophy.
    This building will add a nice, fresh, modern infill to a prominent, and now desolate corner.

  7. Building on riffsf’s comment, it certainly seems like there’s fair amount of vacant retail space along market between here and Castro. Not to mention along Castro. Would that it were all filled.

  8. @riffsf and noodle
    I live at Noe and Castro and off the top of my head, the only spaces along that section of Market that as there aren’t plans for is the old Thai House. Everything else is spoken for and is opening with a new business.
    I might be forgetting one, and if I am, please remind me.

  9. wc1….Tower Records? Did I miss something? I would love it if there were some news about that huge vacancy.

  10. Umm…. Noe and Castro don’t intersect, @wc1, so I’m wondering how you can live at their intersection. 😉

  11. really difficult challenge to tackle in development. Ground floor retail use is about the only thing you can do, planning doesn’t want parking, and no one wants to live on the ground floor. The only real way to decrease ground floor retail vacancies is increase density … but to what level without runing the city? seems like empty storefronts are inevitable.

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