Lendlease Development has drafted their preliminary plans for a 520-foot-tall tower to rise at 30 Van Ness Avenue. And while previous plans for the Hub District parcel had envisioned razing the City’s existing five-story building on the site and starting from scratch, Lendlease is proposing to add two stories of office use to what would become a seven-story podium structure and an all-new 49-story tower on the northern portion of the 30 Van Ness site.
The proposed development would add 49,999 square feet of office space, for a new total of 222,593 square feet; an additional 1,200 square feet of ground floor retail space for a new total of 14,900 square feet; an additional 75 parking spaces for a new total of 117 spaces; and 562 residential units in the new tower, of which 25 percent would be priced at below market rates.
In terms of timing, the City is slated to occupy the existing building until the 1500 Mission Street development is finished, which is currently slated to occur around 2020.
And rather than rely on an adoption of the Hub District Plan to increase the potential height of the 30 Van Ness parcel above the 400 feet for which it is currently zoned, Lendlease is planning to seek the passage of a Special Use District and amendments to the City’s Zoning Map to increase the permitted height to 520 feet and allow general office use above the site’s 4th floor.