198 Valencia Street Site

In the works since 2013, the proposed plans to raze the Oil Changers station at 198 Valencia Street, across from Zeitgeist at the intersection of Valencia and Duboce, and construct a five-story building with 28 condos over 6,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space have just been granted a Market and Octavia Plan-based exemption from having to complete a lengthy environmental review.

198 Valencia Street Design: Valencia Street Facade

A plan to mitigate any contamination issues will need to be drafted and approved prior to the commencement of any excavation work. But unless a request for a Discretionary Review (DR) or appeal is filed, the development won’t require a hearing or the Planning Commission’s approval.

198 Valencia Street Design: Duboce Facade

The plans for the 198 Valencia Street project include an underground garage for 19 cars and 28 bikes, with its entrance on Duboce, and a roof deck for residents as well.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by aerel

    That roof deck will be more or less level with 101, which will be pretty weird for residents and for drivers.

    • Posted by Todd

      101 will be gone soon enough.

      • Posted by moto mayhem

        not in next 10+ yrs

      • Posted by MukDutch

        Hope I’m still in the city when it happens.

      • Posted by JR "Bob" Dobbs

        The only way 101 will be gone (soon enough, or ever) is if there is an earthquake that is so massive that it brings it down.

      • Posted by BTinSF

        Soon we’ll all be imprisoned in the city because with all the freeways gone the surface traffic would be horrendous except 50% of the former lanes will have been converted to bike lanes and there will be nowhere to buy gas or get your oil changed so car/bus/any other motor-propelled traffic will come to a perpetual halt.

        • Posted by Todd

          Sounds good to me!

        • Posted by zig

          My grandfather told me growing up in SF was somewhat like being on an island as a kid. Of course they had no bridges and heading south was farms even inside the city limits back then.

          Back to the future maybe unless you ride BART

        • Posted by Brian M

          Wasn’t there a movie about a big city being used as a Prison Camp? Escape From New York!

  2. Posted by Drew P

    I’m curious as to how toxic the site soils might be and if there will be a several years long soil aeration project like we have seen at 1198 Valencia.

    • Posted by Orland

      I was just down Valencia earlier today and it looked like they were finishing up demolition; prelude to start of actual construction?

      • Posted by gribble

        Not sure where you were looking, but they are still in business and changing oil when I went by today.

    • Posted by keenplanner

      I’m sure any tainted soil will be capped with concrete.

  3. Posted by pickles94114

    Ugh, what a terrible location to live – car noise at all hours roaring uphill, plus freeway views. Studios will be a million well-spent I’m sure.

    • Posted by david m.

      pretty sure that you won’t be required to purchase one.

  4. Posted by Kawika Quon

    Great. More hipsters at Zeitgeist. And the City.

    • Posted by Brian M

      Have you finished your draft ordinance imposing a Worthy San Francisco Residency Permit yet? That needs to be passed by the Progressive majority tout suite!

  5. Posted by SFrentier

    Yes I’m sure, no one will appeal this or ask for discretionary review…cough…cough…

    Nothing getting built here for awhile

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