Latest Design for 1515 South Van Ness

1515 South Van Ness Site

The design for Lennar’s proposed 157-unit Mission District development to rise up to six stories in height at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue, replacing the shuttered McMillan Electric Company building on the site, has adopted a more traditional versus modern look.

As designed by BDE Architecture, the proposed development will rise to a height of 65-feet along South Van Ness, stepping down to five stories and 55-feet in height at the corner of 26th and Shotwell, with units ranging in size from 399-square-foot studios to 1,254-square-foot two-bedrooms.

In addition to a 1,100-square-foot retail space at the corner of Van Ness, the plans include six small “trade shop” spaces along 26th Street (and an underground garage for 79 cars and 150 bikes).

1515 South Van Ness Trade Shops

And if approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission on Thursday, the development would take roughly two years to build and 12 percent of the 157 apartments will be offered at below market rates. But note that the paperwork for the project’s demolition and building permits has yet to be filed.

19 thoughts on “Designs and Timing for 157-Unit Mission Development Take Two”
  1. I doubt this will be approved on Thursday. The project is within the Latino Cultural District, and activists have vowed to “delay, delay, delay, until we kill it.”

    1. “Latino Cultural District” no no you mean the Mission Business Owners District. Lets not pretend those people actually care about the people or the community. They only care about their business profits.

      1. That’s what they call it, Tony. If they cared only about profits, they wouldn’t be trying to shut down change on 24th Street. They are misguided (in my view), but their perspective is that they want to keep 24th, and the Mission, a latino district at all costs. And they will impoverish the business owners along 24th if that’s what it takes.

        Note, most of the Council members are not business owners…there are a number of non-profit leaders and community residents. That’s not necessarily bad for a community organization, but it is not very useful for a merchants association (which this organization morphed out of). I expect there are many merchants on 24th who are pretty sick of Calle 24.

        1. I’m all for the basic aims of Calle 24, but believe there can be change for the good without significant displacement beginning with building more housing and especially by expanding the residential footprint as is the case with so many of the proposals in the pipeline.

      2. if they cared about the Latino community they would be voting for more housing so those latinos in older units wouldnt be pushed out

      1. midwesterns can’t help it…. think about what we have in indiana… this would be considered “nice” by indiana standards….

  2. There is a lot of local neighborhood opposition to this. I expect those opposed will try to drag the process out so long that the developer gives up and sells to site to an affordable housing non-profit. Related to the above story – its much easier to build projects in Oakland

  3. Looks great and as someone who lives on Cesar Chavez, having more retail spaces available will be great for the neighborhood. Hopefully a grocery store will be one of those retail spaces! I hope the NIMBYs don’t kill it.

  4. Campo’s is just like Banana Republic dictator, the voters already said NO to stopping housing in the Mission for one certain ethnic’s groups privileged benefit.

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