2465 Van Ness Avenue Site

The formal application for authorization to move forward with developing a seven-story building – with 41 luxury condos over ground floor retail and a basement garage for 31 cars – upon the shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union has been filed with Planning.

While the City had encouraged the development team to explore building more units and stories on the Cow Hollow site, which is currently only zoned for development up to 65-feet in height, by exploring the proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, the state of San Francisco’s bonus height program for market rate developments remains up in the air, or rather stuck on the ground, and DM Development is moving forward with the seven stories and 41 units as principally permitted and originally proposed.

If approved, the development of 2465 Van Ness Avenue should break ground next year and be ready for occupancy in 2019.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Hank

    These shuttered gas stations cast blight upon the neighborhood. Build, build, build.

    • Posted by donjuan

      You are wrong. Shuttered gas stations are part of our history. Please help us stop this project, Aaron Peskin!

      • Posted by Brian M

        Legacy Business!

      • Posted by 48hills reader

        THANK YOU. Absolutely right. This PDR space is part of our cultural heritage, and we must stop the rampant displacement of working-class gas station attendant jobs. Artists used to buy gas here before Ron Conway and the Mayor’s cronies started kicking them out. You know, back when SF had a soul. The few leaky storage tanks we have left should be preserved — not remediated for profit.

        I don’t understand why Supervisor Campos hasn’t already introduced legislation to stop this. Developers need to pay their fair share by donating some of those obscene profits to progressive campaign funds — I mean, to community organizations — before they think of building one more luxury condo. Our City is Not For Sale!

        And if you think building more housing will do anything to help relieve a shortage of housing, you’re just delusional. These condos will just be held empty by speculators who will somehow take my street parking space and add more traffic to already overloaded roads even though they don’t live here. Neoliberal supply-side economics doesn’t work and we have the anecdata to prove it.

        • Posted by Fishchum

          I just love the user name/comment synergy with this.

  2. Posted by Conifer

    It does include “below market rate” housing: at least 10 units without a single garage space. Those units will sell for much less than those with the space.

    • Posted by Gorkem

      How much do you value a garage space? 60k? More than that?

      • Posted by IAREARE

        I think somewhere between 60k-80k. If you think of it as $350/month->$4200/year, cap @ 6 -> 70k

    • Posted by Alai

      That’s not what “below market rate” means…

  3. Posted by Joe

    The state has an affordable density program on the books and legally enforceable.

  4. Posted by sassySFboy

    Hey BOS, dontcha think its better suited as NAVIGATION CENTER, PAC HEIGHTS 🙂

    • Posted by MarinaBoy

      This would not be a good place for a Navigation Center because it is too far from the central core where all the services are located. I am not against the idea of low income housing disbursed throughout the city but the Navigation Center is focused on housing homeless and they have needs and this spot would be hard for them to access the valuable services needed to get them off the street and into supportive permanent housing.

    • Posted by Conifer

      How come San Francisco has many times more homeless people than Buenos Aires, Milan, Genoa, Paris, London, Turin, or New York? Perhaps if we understood why we have such a huge number, we might be able to alleviate the problem, to some extent, as the cause.

      • Posted by Frankly

        You should check your facts.

      • Posted by Elitist Pig

        San Francisco has 1/10th the homeless population of New York.

        • Posted by Anon94123

          As a percentage of population, I would imagine San Francisco tops NYC on homeless.

        • Posted by Conifer

          Per capita, or per street. Please do not be deliberately dense.

  5. Posted by MarinaBoy

    Build it this corner needs housing!

  6. Posted by Aaron Goodman

    BRT will not solve the crush of development along the Van Ness and Market/Mission “tech-hub” zones. Along with the SOTA proposed move downtown, your building up momentum for over-crush-capacity due to lagging transit improvements developed pre-construction.

    Navigation Center, or SRO building would be a better idea and location for this site, they have more than enough market rate units going up in this stretch….

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