Ravaged by a fire which killed one person and left over 60 people homeless in early 2015, the former three-story building which occupied the northwest corner of Mission and 22nd Streets, with 47 residential units over a second floor of office spaces and ground floor retail, including a Popeye’s on the corner, was razed in 2016.
While a handful of lawsuits between the building’s owner, tenants and the company that maintained its fire alarms are pending, the half-acre parcel hit the market last year, as we first reported at the time. And while it doesn’t appear that a sale has occurred, big plans to redevelop the site have been drawn and submitted to Planning for review.
As newly rendered by Ian Birchall and Associates, the 9-story development would rise up to 84 feet in height as envisioned, with 129 apartments over 6,400 square feet of ground floor retail space, spread across four storefronts fronting Mission and 22nd, a 1,600-square-foot “community space” and a basement garage for 30 cars and 121 bikes with its entrance on Barlett Street, to which the development would extend.
While the fenced-off 2588 Mission Street parcel is only zoned for development up to 65 feet in height, the project team is proposing to leverage California’s Density Bonus law for the additional height and density and without which fewer than 100 units could be built. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.