While originally only zoned for development up to 120 feet in height, an amendment to allow a 21-story building to rise up to 200 feet on the SoMa parcel at 1270 Mission Street, which is currently occupied by the 1,200 square foot SF Pizza Café and surface parking lot at the corner of Laskie, between 8th and 9th Streets, has been formally approved and noticed, as has the development as a whole.
As designed by Architecture International for AGI Avant, the approved project includes 299 apartments averaging 663 square feet apiece, with a garage for 76 cars, storage for 220 bikes and 2,000 square feet of ground floor restaurant space fronting Mission Street.
In exchange for the additional height and density, which added 104 apartments to the unit count and top line, 21.5 percent of the 299 units will be offered at below market rates.
While that’s below the 25 percent that’s currently required for new developments in San Francisco per Proposition C, it’s above the 13.5 percent which was required at the time the initial application for the project was filed with the City back in 2014, an application which had effectively grandfathered a conforming 120-foot-tall project at the lower rate.
And building permits for the $81.5 million project have been requested and triaged by the City.