As proposed, the two-story Tendernob auto garage and office building at 955 Post Street will be razed and a 9-story development with 106 dwelling units over 10,000 square feet of retail space and an underground garage for 53 cars will rise upon the site, the latest design for which has doubled down on the brick cladding. And they’ve added a few skulls.
A few of the City’s preliminary thoughts on the proposed project and design: “The Planning Department looks for the ground floor design to exhibit compatibility with the materials, detailing, and features found in the historic district” and “recommends reviewing the buildings that contribute to the district for appropriate architectural characteristics, materials, and elements for the new construction.”
In addition, the Planning Department is recommending that the project be redesigned to conform to the bulk controls for the district, which would require a 20-foot setback above the prevailing street wall, which would appear to be around 50 to 55 feet in height based on the buildings across the street.
We should also note: “The project proposes alteration or demolition of a contributor to the Lower Nob Hill Apartment Hotel National Register Historic District; therefore, the proposed project is subject to review by the Department’s Historic Preservation staff.” And to assist in said review, “the project sponsor must hire a qualified professional to prepare a Historic Resource Evaluation (HRE) report.”