With a slightly refined design and 49 units, down from 52 as originally proposed, the plans for a five-story building to rise on the northwest corner of 23rd and Valencia in the Mission could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon.
The former gas station on the 1198 Valencia Street site was shuttered in 2007 and the current plans for the parcel have been in the works since 2012. And if the project is approved, the development could be waylaid if the proposed Mission District housing moratorium is passed by voters next month unless permits for the project are first secured.
In addition to the 49 condos, the proposed development includes 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail spaces and a 37-car garage with its entrance along 23rd Street.
As designed, however, the project is only permitted 25 parking spaces per Code and the Planning Commission will have to authorize the additional twelve.
The Planning Department is recommending the project be approved, while a number of project opponents, including Accion Latina, generally state “gentrification, displacement, and lack of affordable
housing as primary reasons for opposition to the project.” As proposed, six of the 49 condos will be Below-Market-Rate.