2465 Van Ness Avenue Site

As we first reported last week, the formal application for authorization to move forward with developing a seven-story building upon the long-shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union has been filed with Planning.

As designed by Handel Architects for DM Development, the project includes 41 condos over ground floor retail and a basement garage, with its entrance on Union, for 31 cars.

2465 Van Ness Avenue Rendered

And if approved by Planning, the development of 2465 Van Ness Avenue, for which the financing has already been arranged, is slated to break ground late next year and be ready for occupancy in 2019.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by donjuan

    Much nicer than the Amero which was built one block down on Filbert and Van Ness.

    • Posted by Mark

      My thoughts exactly. The Amero is pitiful at best.

  2. Posted by jlasf

    This one is all about details. It seems to have a nice variety of depth. But then, so did Trinity.

    • Posted by Brian M

      Detail provides more opportunity for leaks. Not always a good thing.

      • Posted by Abe

        So do windows. And balconies. And roof decks. And. And. And.

        • Posted by Brian M

          I know, I know. I owned a townhouse (wood frame) that was “too complicated” for the skills and competence of the builder. After a few years, the leaks were pretty endemic. But, sure. You are right, of course. 🙂

          • Posted by Abe

            Competence … very appropriate word. Hard to find a builder that can put up plumb wall these days.

  3. Posted by donjuan

    Aside from details, this also looks pretty similar to the 240 Pacific proposal which is also Handel Architects.

  4. Posted by Freeloader

    “Aside from details”

    • Posted by donjuan

      The windows are almost exactly the same..

      • Posted by Sam

        I think it’s that the color looks the same. The rest is pretty different.

  5. Posted by Abe

    Not really. It looks like a different wing of the same development, with only slight variations on the general theme.

    • Posted by Anon

      Agree – looks like the took the same file and tweaked it to fit a different lot

  6. Posted by Can't Think of Cool Name

    The rendering doesn’t show it, but as of today, there’s a bus stop that would be literally right in front of that entrance. While it sounds like a great convenience factor, is there any chance that the stop is moved because of its current location versus the entrance to the building? Any city codes about something like this?

    • Posted by gentrified is a dirty word for clean

      With all the traffic lights on Van Ness being optimized for BRT by the time this is built, I think they will have to rethink all the bus stops on cross streets which will have longer red light periods during rush hour. This should be a right-turn lane and the bus stop should be on the opposite corner, after the intersection.

      • Posted by scantron

        Opposite corner after the intersection is a fairly steep hill heading up to Polk St. The buses have to slow or nearly stop there to adjust to the gradient, and there is already a bus stop at the top of that block at Polk. Moving it back to Franklin may make the most sense, but I am not an urban planner.

  7. Posted by tm

    Don’t a lot of SF people want their buildings to look the same? That is why all those Victorians and Edwardians look pretty much the same.

    • Posted by Anon

      Yes, that is why all the subdivisions in the suburbs only have a handful of homes that they repeat across several developments for years on end… when you build run of the mill stuff you don’t have to be unique.

    • Posted by Cee Cee

      This looks pretty unique to me.

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