As a condition of approval last year, the developers of the six-story building to rise at 376 Castro and Market Street agreed to work with the Planning Department to modernize and refine the building’s design, and refined the design has been.
The Planning Deparment’s overview of the new design, the new unit mix (with BMR’s onsite), the current state of the corner, and a flashback to the earlier design:
The building is a fusion of a bold transparent element at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets flanked by solid walls with rhythmically patterned window openings, balconies, and bay projections. The corner element is a spandrel glass system with non-tinted glazing and an aluminum frame in a warm, pewter color paint finish. The solid walls are clad with terra cotta tiles, grounding the building with a dark grey at the base of the building and a random palette of terra cotta red and buff colors for the body of the building. The precise palette may include less color variety than presented.
The building is flanked by a shallow bay window system on both Market and Castro Streets, and will be clad with the same aluminum color as the corner element. The roof terrace has a windscreen of glass and mesh that is a continuation of the corner transparent element, and it will be capped with a pewter colored aluminum cornice. Balcony rails are either comprised of clear glass elements or painted metal rails.
The project will yield 24 new residential units (now 5 one-bedrooms and 19 two’s) with 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, a garage for 14 cars and 12 bikes, and a street-level room dedicated for neighborhood community use where a gas station now stands.
And of course, as the pre-refined design appeared: