With the preparation of the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 584-unit development to rise up to ten stories in height across the Market Street parcels upon which the Civic Center Hotel (1601 Market), Local 38 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Hall (1621 Market), and two-story retail building at 1629‐1637 Market Street currently sit about to get underway, we now have the projected timing for the project to share.
As designed by David Baker Architects and Kennerly Architecture, the 1629 Market Street (a.k.a. Brady Block) project would be constructed in two phases and preserve the existing facades of the Civic Center Hotel and retail building fronting Market, behind which a total of six new structures would rise.
In addition to the 584 units of housing, of which 107 would be below-market-rate, supportive efficiency units, the project includes 13,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, a new 27,000 square foot hall and office space for the Union, an underground garage for 316 cars, and over 23,000 square feet of publicly accessible open space, including the 18,000-square-foot “Brady Park,” at the corner of Brady and Colton.
If approved as proposed and the market holds, the project team is currently hoping to break ground for the first phase of the project in March of 2018.
Phase 1, which would take around 21 months to complete, includes the construction of the Colton Street Affordable Housing building (53 Colton), the new UA Local 38 building and Building D, all of which would be located on existing surface parking lots, along with Building A and its underground garage. The Phase 1 buildings could be ready for occupancy as early as January 2020.
Phase 2 of the project, which includes the construction of Building B and the rehabilitation of the Civic Center Hotel (C) into a mixed-use building, with 65 apartments over 4,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, would commence upon the completion of Phase 1 and would require 23 months to complete.
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