870 Harrison Street

The latest project from JS Sullivan, 870 Harrison Street was originally approved for development in 2009 but then waylaid by “economic issues and market conditions caused by the economic recession.”

Designed by Leavitt Architecture, the 26-unit Central SoMa development, a mix of 18 one-bedrooms and 8 two-bedrooms, is now slated to receive its condo final condo map and papers next week.

Four of the two-bedrooms at 870 Harrison will be sold will at below market rates to first time buyers with incomes up to 100 percent of the area median.  The twenty-two market-rate condos will hit the market in a few months.

Having razed a production, distribution and repair (PDR) space to construct the building which now sits upon the site of the former Robyn Color photo lab, the development will include a 2,300 square foot PDR space on the ground floor of the building.  And below the PDR space in an underground garage, two of the building’s sixteen parking spaces are to be designated for a car sharing service.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by soccermom

    Lot line windows! Lot line windows!
    Are they set back invisibly?
    Will they have to be closed if the neighboring building rises?

    How were they able to build housing over the PDR space?
    I thought this ‘stack housing over PDR’ was verboten.

    On both of these points (windows and PDR space) I am intrigued, not critical.

    • Posted by Jason

      PL windows require to close if the adjacent bldg to be built to the PL, there is no restriction of having a PL window. The lot zoning is WMUG.

      • Posted by soccermom

        Is this specific to the WMUG zoning? I would bet money there is a fire code that prohibits operable windows within 5 feet of the property line in a residential setting, and any windows within 3 feet, unless a variance applies for some reason.

        • Posted by Craig

          Correct, PL window has to be fireproof and non-operable, no need variance.

  2. Posted by BobN

    Does SF have any form of air rights? If not, why not? If so, well, then I’m really confused cuz I never hear about them. 🙂

  3. Posted by Joseph A

    And this is just going to be one of the dozens of new buildings along Harrison within just a 3 block radius

  4. Posted by MacL

    Why does the top have an extraordinarily high pop up for elevator shaft? Is this within height limit?

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      I thought that mechanical stuff was exempt from the height limits.

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