Responding to neighborhood concern that fewer off-street parking spaces won’t discourage car ownership but rather increase competition for on-street spaces and congestion, while also addressing concerns that backing cars out of a garage with its entrance on Third Street could impede the efficient movement of bicycles, transit and traffic, not to mention be dangerous, the architects for the proposed seven unit building to rise up to six stories in height upon the skinny Bayview parcel at 4128 Third Street have designed a creative solution.
From Kodorski Design, the architect of record for the development to replace the fire-damaged McAfee’s One Hour Martinizing building on the site:
The proposed development shall be a total of 9,619 [square feet] and will consist of five residential stories above a commercial podium on the ground floor with a basement. It will consist of seven residential units and one commercial space on the ground floor with parking for four cars in the basement.
The structure will be a combination of concrete basement and ground floor with wooden-framed five stories combined with concrete shear walls that extend all the way to the top floor. The building will use modern industrial materials that blend with the surrounding environment creating an aesthetically pleasing and functional structure.
The project will ensure homes for seven families in the industrial triangle and will contribute to the overall growth of the neighborhood and community. The design provides an efficient use of the space within the allowable envelope of the building.
We are providing four car parking spaces in a narrow lot in response to the community demand. This design is a creative response to this challenge which will set a precedent in the Bayview Industrial Triangle for providing an efficient parking solution.
The parking space uses three systems of mechanical equipment; car elevator from the street level to the basement, a turn table in the basement level that reorients the car toward the street to avoid backing out, and finally a double stacker system that ensures a four car parking space in a very efficient way.
And with respect to the development’s commercial space on the ground floor, McAfee Dry Cleaners is slated to return.