Plans to level the former gas station turned parking/detailing lot on the southeast corner of Folsom and Sixth Streets are in the works. And if approved at the end of this month, an eight-story building could rise up to 82 feet in height upon the 999 Folsom Street (a.k.a. 301 6th Street) site.

As designed by Gary Gee Architects, the proposed development would yield 84 residential units over 5,900 square feet of ground floor commercial space and a stacked garage for 36 cars.

A second floor courtyard over the garage and roof deck would provide the development’s required open space, assuming a variance from having to provide a rear yard is approved.

It’s worth noting that the required permits for the project as proposed have yet to be requested. And plans for a three-story building with 32 live/work lofts over a 32 car subterranean garage were in the works for the site back in 2000 but subsequently abandoned.

Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Sassy

    Next up should be something on Golden Auto across the street.

  2. Posted by Panhandle Amigo

    I never complain about aesthetics, but man those white panels are bad. Still, build it.

  3. Posted by Bobby Mucho

    In a way, it reminds me of Sutro Tower. Similar colorway and motif. Interesting.

  4. Posted by Orland

    I’m not sure whether even the usual, “Well, it’s better than what’s there now,” applies here.

    • Posted by NoeEnvy

      Disagree, I would happily take this over what’s there now, especially in this part of town.

      • Posted by SomAndy

        Agree. I live across the street. More people. More businesses. Bring it.

  5. Posted by Hunter

    Wish they would buy that ugly curving blue/green glass building next door and expand their footprint. Nobody wants it!

  6. Posted by 101

    Not to sound negative but what type of person would buy a unit in this area?

    • Posted by Panhandle Amigo

      – Someone who works extremely close by.
      – Someone whose spouse drives to the East Bay (onramp is close).
      – Someone who likes the industrial vibe (lots of these people exist).
      – Someone who can afford it (clearly this will be selling for less than prime Hayes Valley condos)

      • Posted by that_dude

        There are a ton of people who want to live here. There is a reason why a 2/2 still goes for almost a million on this block.

        • Posted by Mark

          Thanks, but for a million I’ll buy something that’s not in the center of homeless/drugs/trash. I guess that means I’ll have to leave SF. Oh, darn.

          • Posted by SomAndy

            It’s also getting better. The block itself isn’t as bad as Sixth Street toward Market. The entire block from Folsom to Harrison is up for redevelopment and a new food truck park is planned at 6th & Harrison. In 10 years the downtown core will have expanded and with the Folsom plans and Central Subway, it’s a prime location.

          • Posted by that_dude

            Yep, which is why I bought there and made 2x my downpayment in a year.

            The problem withe people like Mark, is that they can’t see the real value – location is everything.

    • Posted by Lots of dogs

      My wife and I own a house at 8th and Folsom. Love our hood. Bars and restaurants are a block away on Folsom. Every form of transportation is convenient., Easy walk to a bunch of neighboring hoods (Mission, Hayes Valley for example) Lots of city money being spent over the next few years to improve the area. Also, sunny!

    • Posted by Brooder

      Candy man close by as well.

    • Posted by r_sq

      Anyone who sees the neighborhood for what it will be in a few years rather than what it is, superficially, today. I’ve lived just off 6th and Howard for the last six years and the neighborhood has seen tremendous improvement over that time. If I were in a position to buy a singly family home here today I definitely would. The 4br/4ba at 537 Natoma is listed at 3.1MM with a lot of buyer interest.

  7. Posted by SFMichael

    Wow, a building on or within half a block of Sixth Street that’s not 100% lower income. After the building at Sixth and Howard and the proposed building next to the court house on Mission I was beginning to think this wasn’t possible.

  8. Posted by scott f

    Too short, too much parking. 15 stories and zero parking spaces would be perfect.

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