The preliminary plans for the corner parcels at the intersection of Otis, South Van Ness and 12th Street, which we first reported were on the market last year and zoned for development up to 250-feet in height, have been submitted to the city with designs for a tower rising up to 450 feet.
The development team’s starting point is a 250-foot, 27-story tower with 354 residential units over 4,600 square feet of retail, 89 parking spaces, and a 13,000-square-foot replacement studio for the City Ballet School at 30 Otis which has been wrapped into the namesake plans.
Designs for two taller towers have been drafted as well, higher density plans that “may be considered with the Department’s recommendation” and would require an up-zoning in height.
The exploratory plans for a 320-foot, 34-story tower include an additional 129 units of housing (483 total) and 25 percent more parking (120 spaces). From the development team:
“We prepared this option after analyzing tower and podium heights in the immediate vicinity. Whereas the Market Octavia Plan calls for tower and podium heights at this site of 250 feet and 85 feet respectively, the site is immediately adjacent to prescribed tower and podium heights of 400 feet and 120 feet. Correspondingly, we believe that a project alternative with tower and podium heights of 320 feet and 120 feet would fit within the context and complement the adjacent taller buildings.”
Plans for a 450-foot, 48-story tower include an additional 264 units of housing (618 total) and 50 percent more parking (154 spaces), drafted “in light of the possibility that the Department may evaluate increasing tower and podium heights in the broader Plan Area” and based on an “assumption that the tallest heights in the Area (currently 400 feet) could be raised to as high as 600 feet.”