Plans to move the mobile California Mini-Storage office at 790 Pennsylvania Avenue and build 48,000 square feet of production, distribution and repair (PDR) space on its parcel and 251 apartments, with 225 parking spaces, on the Potrero Hill slope behind have been granted a key Eastern Neighborhoods Plan-based exemption from having to complete a detailed environmental impact report.
In the works since 2011, the development team is aiming to secure final approvals and permits for the 790 Pennsylvania/1395 22nd Street project, and break ground, by the end of the year. If successful, the project, which is being designed by Leavitt Architecture, should be ready for occupancy by mid-2017.
The new residential building would [technically] front 22nd Street and would consists of two building volumes built over a shared podium, one four stories tall (consisting of approximately 58,620 gross square feet of space) and one eight stories tall (consisting of approximately 187,684 gross square feet of space).
The four‐story volume would be 40 feet tall and would be developed on the flat portion of the project site. The eight-story volume would also be 40 feet tall, but would step up along the sloped portion of the site and, therefore, would extend above the four‐story building (its height would be consistent with the height district as measured in accordance with the building height methodology contained in Section 102.12 of the Planning Code). The PDR building would front Pennsylvania Avenue and would be three stories in height.
The project would provide a basement and ground‐floor garage that would span both lots. Ingress and egress to the combined parking garage would be provided via an entrance from Texas Street and an entrance and exit driveway to Pennsylvania Avenue. Proposed open space would be provided within an interior courtyard, a rooftop terrace and private balconies and decks.
And as part of the project, 6,300 square feet of outdoor space along the north side of the site would be developed into a new public stairway from 22nd Street to Missouri/Texas Street, connecting Dogpatch and Potrero Hill.