300 5th Street Site

The lease for the Shell station on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom expires in February 2017.  And while plans for the two-parcel site have yet to be submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review, the western parcel upon which the service station sits has hit the market with a list price of $2 million. The entire site is zoned for development up to 85-feet in height.

We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in as plans for the Central SoMa site, and La Fisheria‘s parking space, evolve.

31 thoughts on “Another SoMa Gas Station Destined For Redevelopment”
    1. Probably, they have underground gas tanks, and isn’t this whole area an issue? Aren’t they having soil issues a little further down near the Transbay projects?

  1. The gas station is comprised of 2 parcels. $2M is the list price for the parcel containing the mechanic shop and cashier. You are welcome.

  2. Dateline 2035: After eight years of analysis and seventeen separate reports totaling 23,404 pages, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to modify the City’s planning code to require that somebody build a gas station somewhere, anywhere within City limits. Please, pretty please…

          1. Electric car commercial success? Where. They are sold at a loss to allow automakers to increase the MPG of their gas cars. So, what can you tell us next that will enlighten us?

    1. And sticking with the communist tilt of the SF BOS, the building of this station is forced upon the owner of an electric car dealership, even though 96% of cars in SF now run on electricity. This is expected to cost the dealership $400,000 per year to operate and serve fewer than three customers per day. The BOS stated that “fat cat” electric car dealers can afford to help, as gas powered cars are now mostly owned by the poor, and not subsidizing this group would be wildly regressive.

  3. If ever there were proof of a need for a new planning policy, this Mosso complex across the street is it. It is cheap looking, squat, an underutilization of a very large parcel with an alley in the middle. It is a housing project, as Dave says, even if it is marketed as “luxury.”

    1. You can thank the fine people responsible for the Western SOMA Development Plan for that. No way was this building going to be built higher with that zoning in effect.

      1. the Western SOMA plan is the worst piece of planning ever created for SF. It was well out of date before ever signed off and calls for mass underbuilding in an area downtown and close to transit. It should be burned and immediately changes

        1. Couldn’t agree more… Seems like they’re headed in the right direction with the Central Corridor Plan but it’s too little too late. What heights would you like to see on this or similar sites???

  4. Does anyone know if ending lease date information for gas stations public record and where to go about finding it?

  5. I wonder if electric cars (and projections for more of them) are behind the trend behind disappearing gas stations, in addition to the sky-high real estate prices. I have a plug-in hybrid, and just don’t visit gas stations much any more.

    1. Could be. Electric cars have varying success in different markets. Places like SF where most journeys are easily within the range of an electric car are a sweet spot. But then there’s the density and limited parking in effect as well but those factors also apply to gasoline cars.

    2. i think it has more to do with high prices and money made by selling out low margin gas stations. The share of electric cars is still too small for mass closing off gas stations in SF

    3. The larger a city gets the fewer gas stations it needs. This is one of the interesting and robust findings from Los Alamos researches investigating urbanism. The work of Geoffrey B. West goes into interesting detail about this and he has a bunch of videos on YouTube.

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