300 5th Street Site

With the designs for a slender eight-story residential building to rise on the western quarter of the Shell Station site at 300 Fifth Street having been drafted, the preliminary plans for an eight-story building to rise on the eastern three-quarters of the Central SoMa site have just been submitted to Planning as well.

As designed by Stanton Architecture, the proposed 300 5th Street project includes a new 120-room hotel with 1,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space across the first seven stories of the building and five (5) residential units, with a private lobby and elevator, across the development’s eighth floor:

300 5th Street Hotel

The Shell station’s lease expires early next year.

19 thoughts on “Plans for Another SoMa Hotel with Penthouse Units Above”
    1. Seriously. We’ll have to leave town to find a gas station . . . and then run out of gas on the way there. :/

    2. Germany wants to stop selling cars with internal combustion engines in 2030. We aren’t so far from the end.

    1. Folsom and 5th is zoned to 85 ft in the revised Central SoMa. The upzoned areas are primarily around the caltrain station.

  1. What’s going to happen to all the collector cars (gas cars) that exist on the road when all the gas stations are closed?

    It is interesting to observe.

    1. At some point, it’ll be part of the classic car owner experience to order your gas from Amazon. Maybe you’ll even have an old-school pump in your garage.

      As a long-time owner of a 40+ year old car, I’ve actually been thinking about this a bit. This is the only solution that makes sense to me. Old collectable cars are often not driven much, so ordering gas for delivery may not be a big deal.

      1. gas stations will be around for at least 20 more years. the switch wont happen that fast. too many good gar cars will still be sold in 5 years and will certainly last 15+

    2. There’s already a similar situation with additives to simulate leaded gasoline for those driving cars that require leaded gas.

      As for collector cars, I would not be surprised that many collectors simply convert to electrical. I’ve had my eyes on a certain classic car and if I ever have the time to acquire one I’ll probably remove the troublesome engine and replace with batteries and motor. That car’s merit lies in its interior and body styling and not its propulsion.

  2. Oil will still be pumped out of the ground in massive quantities long after we are all gone. Does anyone really think an Exxon Mobil is going away in our lifetimes? No chance.

    1. Correct – plastic are made from oil, jets won’t be flying around on batteries and likely the same for ships. So this idea that oil will go the way of the dinosaur are from people that don’t see the big picture.

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