Facing pushback from the neighborhood and powers that be, developer Nick Podell and team circled back to the drawing board and returned with a “completely reimagined” proposal for the development of 2000-2070 Bryant Street, a project which could rise across the majority of the Mission District block bounded by Bryant, 18th, Florida and 19th Streets.
Under Podell’s new plan, the southern third of the site, the 2070 Bryant Street parcel, would be dedicated to the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development for the construction of a Below Market Rate (BMR) building, as we first reported earlier this year and is now roughly rendered in white behind the brick building above.
Based on a preliminary study, the 2070 Bryant Street parcel could support the development of 136 BMR units and the Mayor’s Office of Housing has tentatively agreed to accept the parcel to fulfill the inclusionary housing requirement for the development as proposed.
Upon the northern two-thirds of the site, the proposed 2000 Bryant Street building would rise six stories in height, with 186 market-rate apartments and 3 rent-controlled units (to replace those which would be razed to make way for the development) over a garage for 85 cars and 7,000 square feet of retail space at the corner of 18th and Florida.
In addition, 4,000 square feet of new PDR space would front the development’s proposed mid-block passage between the market rate and below market rate buildings.
And as envisioned, the 2070 Bryant Street building would include 7,000 square feet of art space, but the former CellSpace turned InnerMission at 2050 Bryant would be razed.
While the City’s Planning Department has received “numerous” correspondences from the public regarding the reimagined project, “much” of which has expressed opposition (including a petition entitled “Turn the Beast on Bryant into a Beauty on Bryant” which seeks 50,000 square feet of PDR space, a 50/50 split of the site for affordable housing, and a guarantee that both buildings will be built at the same time), the Department is recommending that the 2000-2070 Bryant Street project be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday, May 19.