950 Market Rendering: Taylor Street

With new plans in hand for a downsized development which will cover half the triangular Mid-Market block bound by Market, Turk and Taylor, while leaving The Warfield and Crazy Horse Theater buildings in place, Group I’s proposal for a 12-story building to rise at 950 Market Street is closer to reality, having just been granted a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration with respect to its expected environment impact, which is a good thing if you’re the developer.

950 Market Rendering: Turk Street

Once again, while the BIG plans for a 200-foot-tall building with a 75,000-square-foot arts center, 300 units of housing, and a 250-room hotel have been ditched in favor of the shorter development for which a rezoning won’t be required, the 120-foot building will still yield 247 condos, a 232-room hotel and 16,800 square feet of retail space spread across the development’s ground floor.

950 Market Rendering: Market Street

And if approved by Planning, the redesigned 950 Market Street project will take an estimated 27 months to complete once the first wrecking ball swings.

UPDATED UPDATE: In response to a reader’s query as to the project’s ground floor layout and retail plan, the latest and greatest as delivered by a plugged-in tipster:

950 Market Ground Floor Plan 2016

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Elitist Pig

    Gotta preserve Crazy Horse…

    • Posted by Bobby Mucho

      Apparently he (the owner) is not willing to sell—even with pressure applied. Or so the legend goes…

      • Posted by Elitist Pig

        Well his clientele is about to get more sophisticated. If he doesn’t stand his ground Market street will be bereft of adult entertainment, I don’t think I want to live in a world without a “Gentleman’s Club” on Market.

        • Posted by Andy

          I second that, Elitist Pig! What kind of Puritan town are we becoming?!

      • Posted by gentrified is a dirty word for clean

        Did they try to offer him $500 in the private room just before closing time? In my experience, that’ll get you whatever they said no to a few hours earlier.

    • Posted by Government Shrinkage

      So so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so stupid that they would downsize this. It’s across from a 16-floor tower. It’s close to Muni, BART, the Cable Car, the Market Street trolley and 10 bus lines. The planning department and the political leadership of this City is a screaming disgrace.

  2. Posted by MukDutch

    Nice place for a triangular/flatiron design structure. How much more retail can this area really sustain with “Place” or whatever its being called now going in across the street. Something cultural would add to the commercial diversity of this location, though an expensive arts center doesn’t seem idea

    • Posted by Orland

      Given the dated nature of the link to the retail center across Market, it should probably be noted that the red iron being raised has or shortly will top out as construction has been in progress a year or so now.

  3. Posted by Bobby Mucho

    Overall its a nice compromise on design. The previous was undoubtedly far more impressive, but I’m not mad. It’s hard to tell by these renderings, but I sincerely hope that ground floor isn’t designed as an arcade. The “alley” at the front left of the building is a bit odd too…

    • Posted by SocketSite

      We’ve since added the revised ground floor and retail plan above.

    • Posted by Orland

      I suspect the “alley” is being eyed for expansion into a plaza/outdoor seating area once Crazy Horse finally gives up the ghost.

      • Posted by SocketSite

        While not labeled on the latest plan above, said “alley” is already intended as outdoor space with food and beverage serviced by the adjacent retail spaces.

  4. Posted by Edward

    New hotel rooms are desperately needed downtown. Rates are pretty crazy from what I hear. The Renoir renovation seems to have stalled since the fire.

  5. Posted by Serge

    It looks nice. It’s no Phelan or Flood building, but it beats the typical trend.

  6. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: In the words of a plugged-in tipster, “the ground floor plan you [were] showing for 950 Market is grossly outdated.” Our UPDATE above has since been UPDATED with the latest and greatest.

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