The Emerald Fund’s proposed 420-unit building to rise up to 13-stories along Hayes, stretching from Van Ness Avenue to Polk Street, shouldn’t come as a surprise to any plugged-in readers as we first broke the news about the plans for the 150 Van Ness Avenue development back in 2013.
That being said, apparently quite a few of the parents whose children attend the LePort PreSchool, which now occupies the historic building at 50 Fell Street and abuts one of the 150 Van Ness project’s five parcels, are not too pleased with the detailed plans for the development which show the building coming within five and one half feet of the school’s existing windows and classrooms.
The project, as designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), will be presented to San Francisco’s Planning Commission for approval next week. Expect a number of angry parents to be in attendance, perhaps with their preschoolers in tow.
In addition to the 420 apartments which would average 785 square feet apiece, the proposed 150 Van Ness development includes 9,000 square feet of retail space on the southeast corner of Van Ness and Hayes and parking for 216 autos in an underground garage.
The existing building at 150 Van Ness Avenue, which has already been stripped of its guts and facade, will be demolished to make way for the development as proposed.