The infamous Mission District bus stop at which protesters started blocking tech buses back in 2013, protesting the gentrification of the neighborhood, is cater-corner to the 76 Station gas station on the northwest corner of Valencia and 24th Streets pictured above.
Zoned for development up to 55 feet in height, plans to raze the station and build a six-story building designed by Ian Birchall and Associates, with 35 condos (a studio, 20 one-bedrooms and 14 two-bedrooms) atop 3,800 square feet of retail space and an underground garage for nine (9) cars have been working their way through Planning, as we first reported last year.
The proposed 1298 Valencia Street development includes the construction of a new sidewalk along the Poplar Street frontage and the planting of eight new trees (three along on 24th and five on Valencia).
And last week, the project was formally granted an Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan based exemption from having to complete a detailed Environmental Review.
The project will still require the Planning Commission’s blessing and a plan for cleaning up the site will need to be approved and executed. And of course, there’s still the potential for a near-term market-rate development moratorium which could affect the project’s timeline.