Last year it came to light that Group I’s plans for a modern Mid-Market hotel, residential and retail complex to rise up to 200-feet in height at Market and Turk, as rendered above, had been downsized by 80 feet and that the development’s proposed 75,000-square-foot Center for Arts & Education had been altogether cut.
And Denmark’s Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), which had been engaged to design the proposed 200-foot building and arts center, has officially been cut as well, replaced by Handel Architects which has been working on the designs for a 120-foot building to rise along Market, Turk and Taylor.
The downsized plans include a 235-room hotel, 262 condos, basement parking for a total of 104 cars, and 18,500 square feet of retail space spread across the development’s ground floor.
And with a site that’s zoned for building up to 120-feet in height, the redesigned 950-974 Market Street project, which will take an estimated 27 months to compete once the first wrecking ball swings, would not require a special exemption for its height or bulk as now proposed.
UPDATE: Now one step closer to reality, the latest plans call for a 232-room hotel, 247 condos, basement parking for 82 cars, and 16,800 square feet of retail space spread across the ground floor of the development.