1527 Pine Street Rendering 2014

The proposed Polk Gulch development which would rise to a height of 130 feet on the south side of Pine Street between Polk and Van Ness Avenue – adjacent to, but not upon, the Grubstake site – is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in a couple of weeks.

As designed by Arquitectonica for Trumark Urban, the twelve-story building would include 103 condos over 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail and art gallery space along Pine and Austin Streets, with parking for 84 cars and 106 bikes in a two-level basement below.

And as proposed, all five of the existing buildings on the site from 1527 to 1545 Pine Street will be razed to make room for the development, including 1545 Pine which is “[associated] with the temporary commercial reconstruction in the aftermath of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire” and had the potential to be a thorn in the developer’s side.

15 thoughts on “Twelve-Story Polk Gulch Development Slated For Approval”
  1. Can we please have a ballot measure to ban any more awful work by Architectonics?

    (Saitowitz did an AMAZING job at 8 Octavia!)

  2. The distinctiveness of our neighborhoods is being ruined with all these awful boxes. Its like “chain store architecture” and we need to stop it. The whole planning/SFMTA/SPUR cabal needs to be run out of town on a rail, as they used to say in the old West. Sergio Leone, cue the orchestra.

      1. This is San Francisco, and if I want to design what other people build, even if I have no idea what I am talking about, that is MY RIGHT!

  3. It seems like Arquitectonica keeps getting commissions. I wonder if this is a San Francisco thing
    or they are successful all over the country. So far, they have created one disappointing building after
    another here.

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