While the building permits for the approved 127-unit apartment building to rise up to eight stories in height on the western side of 5th Street, between Shipley and Clara in Central SoMa, have yet to be issued, much less processed, Trammell Crow Residential is planning to break ground next year.

And if all goes as planned, the 360 5th Street project, which was designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning and includes 1,300 square feet of retail space fronting 5th Street, 8,000 square feet of “artist/craftsman commercial space” (i.e. PDR) and a basement garage for 37 cars (and 110 bikes), will be ready for occupancy in late 2019.

As always, we’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Hunter

    Great, go go go SoMa. With 5M and all the 6th Street projects, this neighborhood could really make a total transformation within the decade…Wonder why the Donut shop / parking lot to hotel plan across the street is taking so long?

    • Posted by gorkem

      What’s the latest update with 5M?

      • Posted by Hunter

        Unclear. I know it was in litigation due to neighbors suing over raised height limits (I believe), but I’m not sure if they filed an appeal after losing the last round.

      • Posted by scott f

        The renovation of 447 Minna, a 4-story office building, as part of the project is underway.

    • Posted by scott f

      Agreed, I love what’s happening along 5th Street. Imagine if we were allowing real density like this on other corridors too. 16th Street through Lower Potrero Hill and the eastern Mission is marred by PDR preservation zoning, Valencia and most of Western SoMa are limited to 5 stories and nothing at all is happening along Bosworth in Glen Park. All of those could be growing into vibrant urban neighborhoods like this as well.

      • Posted by jimbo

        i would love to see this on 9th and 10th streets as well

        • Posted by Hunter

          Yeah western soma needs to be upzoned as well. It’s transit rich and mostly low warehouses (or parking lots).

  2. Posted by keenplanner

    Such a bland design. Can’t the developers hire a real architect to design the building? This is buildings-by-the-yard style architecture, value-engineered to the edge of banality.

    • Posted by GuyFaux

      If you don’t want designs value engineered into banality you should support the reduction in the process to have buildings built. We will never have better architecture as long as it takes decades to approve the most basic of buildings.

  3. Posted by marcos

    Trammell Crow is yet another out-of-town speculator who is only goring the oxen of people who don’t count so he gets encouraged. Had Crow tried to build something like this near Presidio Terrace, where “out of town speculators” Michael Cheng and Tina Lam purchased the street, then and only then would government step in.

    More crap housing for more crap people who don’t yet live here destroying more blue collar jobs and displacing existing residents.

    The Developer Occupational Government has spoken.

    • Posted by Hunter

      Zero displacement, PDR will be replaced, most of the property is currently used as parking / vacant lot. Spend your energy fighting for something worth fighting for, rather than being anti-change.

    • Posted by SFRealist

      This is a parking lot. Why are you arguing to save it?

    • Posted by SFRealist

      And how, precisely, do you know that the people who will live here are ‘crap people’?

    • Posted by Elitist Pig

      We’re through the looking glass, people…

      This [comment] sounds like someone with a pending lawsuit trying to drum up support, like the Teatro Zinzanni “fans” who posted in favor of their new building.

  4. Posted by Ilya Voytov

    It’s not even a paved parking lot. It’s dirt in the middle of the city being displaced, plus a one story building that’s decrepit and leaking.

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