Plans to add a tower atop the iconic Crocker Bank Building at 1 Montgomery Street, which now sports the Wells Fargo brand, have been drafted, the development team has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss, and the preliminary designs have been submitted to the City for review.
And while the site is currently only zoned for 250 feet in height in theory, the proposed 1 Montgomery Street tower, which is being designed by the Office of Charles F. Bloszies, would rise to a height of 500 feet, adding 33 stories atop the southwest quarter of the two-story building site.
The bank’s original building entrance on Montgomery Street would serve as the entrance to the new tower and the existing Privately-Owned Public Open Space (POPOS) atop the bank would actually be expanded by 6,500 square feet and redesigned to include access to a café in the proposed tower.
And as proposed, the 1 Montgomery Street tower, for which the site would have to be re-zoned, would either become a 234-room hotel, a 52-unit condo building (with one five-bedroom unit on each of the top five floors and 47 three-bedrooms below), or a mix of the two.
UPDATE: The Brief History of One Montgomery.