Plans to demolish the two-story building at 2976 Mission Street, which contains two 1900s-era residential units and a commercial space occupied by the Old Jerusalem restaurant, are in the works.
And as proposed, a new six-story building would rise up to 64.5 feet in height across the Mission District site, with eight residential units over a 1,600-square-foot commercial space fronting Mission Street.
The proposed project would also include leveling the detached two-car garage on the rear of the site, which fronts Osage Alley, and does not include any replacement parking for cars.
Zoned for development up to 65 feet in height, but with a setback required above the 45-foot mark, the proposed building has been designed by Elevation Architects includes a 4 to 6-foot setback at the fourth floor, but Planning is recommending a minimum 10-foot setback and without any projections above:
“By adding more height at the street and then setting back the upper two floors, the lower portion of the building will play a stronger role in the definition of the street frontage. The setback frontage of the upper floors should be designed in deference—less detail and visual prominence– to the lower portion. The top of the fourth floor frontage should be designed as the top of the building.”
And in terms of more substantial feedback, as the proposed development would require the demolition of two existing units of housing: “Unless there is a relocation plan for the tenants of the two units and significant public benefit from this project, the Planning Department would have difficulty supporting the proposal without a minimum of two of the new units being designated as affordable housing.”
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in as the plans progress.