1201-1225 Tennessee Street Site

As we first reported last June, AGI Capital was quietly testing the waters of Dogpatch with plans to raze the existing structures and surface area parking lot stretching from Third to Tennessee along 23rd Street and construct a six-story mixed-use building with 300 dwelling units over 255 parking spaces and up to 5,500 square feet of retail on the site.


And now, we have the early designs and project update (click renderings to enlarge).

The proposed 1201 Tennessee project is down to 258 units and roughly 200 parking spots with 2,500 square feet of retail and 12,500 square feet of flex space along Third Street:

A mid-block passage with public open space will run between Third and Tennessee.


And townhomes will line the lower level of the development along Tennessee.

We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in as 1201 Tennessee moves through Planning.

17 thoughts on “Dogpatch Development Scoop: The Designs For 1201 Tennessee”
  1. I quite like it. All of the different angles are interesting and at least somewhat unique.
    Decent parking ratio, though still a tad high.

  2. …and next door to the Hell’s Angels clubhouse.
    But this is awesome. Dogpatch is really starting to happen. After Pier 70 is done and they raze the eyesore projects up the hill, imagine how great a neighborhood it will be.

  3. “After Pier 70 is done and they raze the eyesore projects up the hill, imagine how great a neighborhood it will be.”
    I run in that area and wonder how compatible all of this housing will be with the remaining industrial and maritime port uses (and some derelict sites ex-Pier 70). Is this all moving?
    Between that and being hemmed in by 280 (unless this is turned into a Blvd) will limit some of the potential IMO.

  4. That mid-block passage is a big positive, allowing people walking on Tubbs. St. easier access to Third.

  5. “…they raze the eyesore projects up the hill…”
    Hopefully, I’m not missing the sarcasm, but can something like this happen?

  6. Rebuild Potrero is an ambitious effort to create a vibrant new mixed-income community in one of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods: Potrero Hill. Planning for the redevelopment of Potrero Terrace and Annex public housing goes far beyond addressing the physical structure of public housing; it aims to build and strengthen the larger community by integrating public housing and its residents into the larger social, economic and physical fabric of the neighborhood and city.”

  7. The angled side of the property between 3rd and Tennessee Streets where the pathway is located is the former right of way of the Western Pacific Railroad. It ran under Potrero Hill and came out at 18th and Illinois.

  8. I could not imagine living in one of those units on Tennessee looking directly at the Hells Angels compound. It can get pretty crazy in there!

  9. @Dan – If they can replicate the success of Valencia Gardens (albeit on a larger scale), that’d be a major win for the city.

  10. I had no idea the Hells Angels were still a real thing and in San Francisco. What do they like, “do” that is so threatening in their “clubhouse?”
    Make meth?
    Bad jean jacket patches?
    Not wash?

  11. “I had no idea the Hells Angels were still a real thing and in San Francisco. What do they like, “do” that is so threatening in their “clubhouse?” -soccermom
    That’s kind of funny, because the Hell’s Angels have been in SF nearly as long as the hells Angels have existed, seeing as SF is one of their original chapters…And they’ve been in the news countless times over the past few decades. Here are some examples from the past decade in SF:
    2003: the SF clubhouse gets raided by the FBI as part of an investigation into meth and gun dealing, a bunch of guys are arrested
    2004: the SF chapter’s 50th anniversary. Hundreds, if not thousands of Hells Angels showed up in the city for it.
    2006: the SF clubhouse gets raided by the FBI again for drug-related stuff, and the president and another guy get arrested (and another who was on the run ends up committing suicide at ocean beach)
    2008: the SF clubhouse gets raided by the SFPD, who are searching for a member connected to some assaults
    2008: The president of the SF chapter is shot dead in the Mission district, after a brawl with a rival Mongols biker. Thousands of hells angels showed up in SF for his funeral, and had a gigantic funeral procession snaking through the city.
    So to answer your question, sometimes things happen in their clubhouse that non drug and gun dealing types of people typically don’t want to deal with (you know, rowdy bikers, and FBI raids and miscellaneous police investigations, stuff like that). It’ll be interesting to see how these new neighbors get along.

  12. Sorry, but where (address) is the Hells Angels compound?
    You know, come to think of it, maybe the new residents and the Hells Angels club members might get along famously? 🙂

  13. It’s in that warehouse on Tennessee & Tubbs. Years ago I was looking at a condo on the cul-de-sac part of Tennessee (between 22nd and Tubbs) and the listing agent actually used it as a selling point, as in, because the Hells Angels are right there the neighborhood has no burglaries or thefts – they keep “those people” away (the hooded sweater and saggy pants segment if you catch my drift).

  14. I love it. The passageway is very clever and the combination of angled and rounded styles makes it quite interesting looking. Can’t wait to see this area of the Dogpatch transformed.

  15. In reply to Dan above – actually, the angled side of the property between Third and Tennessee was not a railroad right of way. The buildings and property lines there are a remnant of the old Tubbs Cordage rope factory, which formerly occupied the entire superblock now bounded by 22nd St., 23rd St., Third St., and Iowa St. The buildings paralleled the 1500-foot-long long cordage shed, which formerly extended into the bay on a wharf perpendicular to the original shoreline. Folks interested in the history of this part of Dogpatch might want to check out “The Case of the Tilted Clubhouse” at Xconomy (http://www.xconomy.com/national/2012/08/17/the-case-of-the-tilted-clubhouse-a-geographical-detective-story/) – part of which was reprinted in the April Potrero View.

  16. Wow, great article Wade! I too was puzzled about the angled parcels with no other evidence of a railway ROW at either end. Thanks for doing excellent research and writing an enjoyable summary. I’m also blown away that not only do you know David Rumsey but he also once owned one of these slanted parcels.

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