With the lease for the Shell station on the corner of Fifth and Folsom expiring early next year, plans for a slender eight-story building to rise on the western quarter of the 300 Fifth Street site, which is officially its own parcel, have been drafted by Elevation Architects.
As proposed, the 905 Folsom Street building would rise to a height of 85 feet and includes nine condos (5 full-floor two-bedrooms and 4 half-floor one-bedrooms) over 1,300 square feet of ground-floor commercial space and a roof deck for residents above.
And as the existing service station’s underground tanks lie under the eastern portion of the two-parcel site, it’s possible the ground could be broken for 905 Folsom Street while the rest of the 300 5th Street site, which remains zoned for development up to 85 feet in height per San Francisco’s proposed Central SoMa Plan, is undergoing its required remediation.
The formal application to move forward with the slender eight-story development as outlined above has now been submitted to Planning for approval and demolition and building permits have since been requested.
As envisioned, the ground floor commercial space fronting Folsom Street will be outfitted for a restaurant. And yes, plans for a hotel to rise on the eastern portion of the 300 5th Street site have been drafted as well.