Having been redesigned to look less “muddled,” while adding a floor, last year, the proposed seven-story development to rise on the northwest corner of Folsom and Russ Street, upon the Fondue Cowboy and Deli Board site at 1052-1060 Folsom Street, has been redesigned anew by SIA Consulting, at least in terms of its aesthetics.
The project’s proposed condo count, however, remains the same at 63 (a mix of 3 studios, 23 one-bedrooms and 37 twos), with a ground-floor garage for 17 cars with its entrance on Russ and 2,800 square feet of new restaurant/retail space on the corner. And the issue of casting some new shadow on Victoria Manolo Draves Park across the street remains.
But next week, San Francisco’s Planning Commission is slated to approve the project along with a formal motion finding that the additional shadow cast by the project, would fall on the park’s entry, basketball court, and northern children’s play area, lawn and benches, and “would be present between February and October in the late afternoon beginning between 5:15 and 6 p.m., with an average duration of 72 minutes,” would not be adverse to the use of Victoria Manalo Draves Park.
From San Francisco’s Planning Department, which (currently) supports the development as proposed:
“The Department finds that the Project is, on balance, consistent with the Objectives and Policies of the General Plan, including the East SoMa Area Plan. It is an appropriate in-fill development that will replace existing rent-controlled units, add a significant amount of new dwelling units to the City’s housing stock, and provide 15 additional units of permanently affordable housing.
The Project’s design is compatible with the pattern of development in the neighborhood, and additional shadow cast by the Project would not be adverse and is not expected in interfere with the use of Victoria Manalo Draves Park.
The Department also finds the project to be necessary, desirable, and compatible with the surrounding neighborhood, and not to be detrimental to persons or adjacent properties in the vicinity.”
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.