The plans for a modern 265,000-square-foot building to rise up to thirteen stories at 1200 Van Ness Avenue, the corridor parcel upon which the former Circuit City building and 24 Hour Fitness currently stand, have been submitted to Planning and are under review.
From Woods Bagot, the architects of the project:
The development is composed of intersecting glass volumes containing commercial, retail and office space in the four-level podium and residential units rising eight stories above in a more slender tower. A series of strategically placed vertical fins wrap the podium along the descending Post Street facade, suggesting texture, scale and movement, as well as providing sun shading for interior spaces.
The set back of the tower allows for ample open space and building amenities atop the podium. In addition to an open green space overlooking Van Ness Avenue, the roof terrace design also includes a private garden reserved for residents and “garden residences” with private patios. The project also will include five levels of below grade parking.
The development would cover 80 percent of the block bounded by Hemlock, Van Ness and Post, but would stop short of Polk.
Vacant for years following Circuit City’s demise in 2009, the ground floor of the existing building on the site has been leased to Sutter Health since 2013.