Site Prep For Big Potrero Development And Park Is UnderwayApril 14, 2014
Formerly known as Daggett Place or 1000 16th Street, permits for the 493-unit development to rise on the vacant lots bordered by 16th, 7th, and Hubbell Streets have been issued and site prep is now underway for “EQR Potrero” which is technically across 16th Street from Potrero Hill.
The development includes 453 residential apartments (20 percent of which will be Below Market Rate), 39 commercial units (with over 10,000 square feet of pedestrian oriented retail space), and a one-acre urban park and public open space:
Daggett Park will include a dog walk, event lawn and soft play surfaces for kids and will be owned by the City of San Francisco but permanently maintained by EQR Potrero.
In terms of parking, there will be 307 spaces for cars and 470 bikes. And at the corner of 16th and 7th Streets, a “Flatiron” building will rise.
Comments from Plugged-In Readers
Any update on the Axis Cafe site across the street? They tore it down about a year ago and removed the parklet in preparation for construction, and nothing has happened since. Just a hole in the ground collecting trash.
Given that I understand this location is a SuperFund site, does anyone know what that should mean in terms of how to handle construction debris? It appeared last week as if the initial work was sending plenty of (potentially toxic) dust into the air. Thanks.
very nice all around – a big improvement over the current status, that’s for sure!
i’m pretty sure it’s NOT a “superfund” site. it might have toxic materials, but it’s not superfund status:
How many years have gone by since this project was first proposed? It can’t come a moment too soon.
Can’t wait. The architecture looks interesting enough. This will really improve that area and my jogs by there will be nicer too.
When I talk to SFMTA/Planning people about how sterile Mission Bay is (and in terms of street life, empty — I think in part because of the insane street parking ‘SF Park’ boondoggle that makes the neighborhood almost impossible to even experience unless you have loads to blow on meters) they cheerily inform me of how that’s just because the neighborhood is still “in its infancy.” I doubt that. I think all this “gatticarchitecture’ is a problem. The parcels are too large and what’s inserted into them is soulless and out of scale with what predominates in SOMA, P Hill and the Showplace Sq. district. Considering that what predominates is vintage industrial and it STILL seems quaint and charming relative to all this stuff is very telling, IMHO.
stucco: Sterile is the word, not just for this development but all of mission bay and all the new stuff in soma around transbay, rincon hill, “south beach” etc. There’s almost nothing to do. Think about this: there are thousands of apartments and condos in those neighborhoods either built in the last ten years or under construction. But are there any new schools? No. These buildings are apparently intended to house the kinds of people who can’t even be bothered to leave their apartment for long enough to find spouses and have kids. Now I know SF is pretty short on school-age children but these new neighborhoods are well below the average even for SF. Why they even bothered putting a child in the architect’s rendering for this project is beyond me.
As for the rest of us without kids, the problem with Mission Bay is it’s WAY TOO FAR from anywhere to anywhere else, on account of all the streets and parking lots. For this project you’d have to walk a minimum of three blocks to find anything worth walking past.
@jwb. living in MB, here is what I can walk to in 15 mins or less: a commuter train station; 2 light rail stops; a major league baseball stadium; a library; a pharmacy; a supermarket; an upscale coffee shop; more than one bank; a taqueria; four or five restaurants; a dentist; an eye doctor; a dry cleaner’s; a couple bars; a creekside promenade and park with pelicans, cormorants, herons, the occasional sea lion; a sand volleyball court; a dog run; a kayak pier; a row of houseboats; a 100-yr-old bascule bridge. not an exhaustive list. I’m cool with it.
… and there will be a public school in the neighborhood – a block has been set aside for this, adjacent to the roundabout. I think it makes sense not to build it until all the people are here. there also will be a (fairly large) children’s playground on the triangular lot next to the block that burnt down recently.
@timbad sounds like you picked a pretty good spot, but you have to admit there are isolated spots. Hell it takes me 15 minutes just to walk all the way down Berry St, and you can walk the whole thing without passing anything of interest.
For sheer isolation and despair, my choice would be either Infinity or One Rincon Hill. Middle of nowhere, both of ’em.
@Timbad: That is a nice little list, but it is pretty paltry compared to what one could experience within 15 minutes walk of most established neighborhoods in the City. Mission Bay is a perfectly fine place to live, but it really has a sterile, oversized feel to it.
Newsflash: Mission Bay is still under construction. I have no doubts that once it’s done it will be a lovely and attractive place to live. If the reactionary NIMBYs who fight all new construction like Pavlov’s salivating dogs refuse to visit it, then it’ll be even nicer.
The parcel sizes really killed the area for people like me. I find it extremely unlikely that the area will develop something along the lines of Valencia, Divis, Mission, Polk street, and etc…
That said, I’m actually more than happy for people that enjoy that area to be housed in that area, the last thing this city needs is for people who move to places because of a lack of housing options but dislike the area. As a side note, I’d be more than happy if the Marina could house thousands more.
Isn’t the Live Oak School just a few blocks away? I don’t see how people can claim there is “nothing to do” around here – from this location you can walk to Bottom of the Hill and Thee Parkside (live music), Bloom’s, Connecticut Yankee, Goat Hill Pizza, Chez Papa, Plow, Market & Rye, Whole Foods, Recess, yoga studios…….
That’s quite a stretch to imply that the places you listed are in Mission Bay.
I guess depending on where you live in Mission Bay walking to Bottom of the Hill and Parkside is a thing (both great places), but Goat Hill pizza and etc…?
I guess I should clarify – I was referring to this development, not Mission Bay as a whole.
Jeezus people, it’s currently an empty lot, and has been a long time. *And* the City’s short on housing (including for a lot of people who are perfectly happy not having kids, thank you). So an empty lot is going to become home to almost 1000 people (who will, in turn, provide an impetus for more local retail and restaurant businesses).
What exactly do you people want?
(And FWIW, while this triangle lot is larger, from what I can tell the average lot size in Mission Bay is about the same 200×500 that you see in the Sunset (such as the very vibrant 8th & Irving area), and slightly smaller than the 300×500 blocks in the Fillmore area.)
Oh, lay off the toxic dust comments – this is a great project!
@seriously: Thanks for the link.
@anonymous: I think it’s a great project too. However, I’d always heard the lot had some toxic issues, which if true are important to clarify.
If you don’t like Mission Bay, I would suggest you don’t live there.
You don’t like it. Other people do. Different people choose different things. What’s the problem?
Wayyyy back in the “infancy” of Mission Bay, Nelson Rising was heading Catellus and had designers create an incredible plan for Mission Bay that I am unable to find online but still remember. The plan included extensive transit, view corridors to the waterfront, and dozens of canals. The density of the earlier proposed Mission Bay project had a scale that was based on inner Amsterdam but with very modern architecture. What happened to this plan that was sold to the city, and why was it shelved?
Windows going in on the Hubbell side. Looks like this project is 6-9 months from occupation. Any updates of note? Especially wrt. traffic flow on 16th St?
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