“Two years ago, a fire damaged the home which shares the lot with the former Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico church at 856 Capp Street, between 23rd and 24th in the Mission. And in a move which could spark a few new flames, a proposal to convert the church into a nine-unit, market-rate building has been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review.
As proposed, the fire-damaged home on the parcel would be razed while the church building would be expanded up to 40-feet in height and out to roughly 12,000-square-feet in size. The earthquake shack which also sits on the site would remain in place.”
With the aforementioned fire-damaged home having been leveled and a new four-story, six-unit building having since risen at 854 Capp Street, the refined plans for redeveloping the church itself have just qualified for a streamlined environmental review and approval.
As envisioned, while the church’s historic façade, including its blade sign, would be preserved, a new four-story “addition” would be added behind, with four one-bedroom units and five twos within. And the 222-square-foot earthquake shack behind the church, which has also been deemed historic, would be restored but relocated to the far rear of the development’s rear yard.
Assuming the building permits are approved and the ground is broken, the conversion is currently expected to take around 13 months to complete. Without a proposed garage, the building’s existing curb cut would be removed and couple of new street trees would be planted. And once again, as the proposal is for fewer than ten units, the development would not be required to include, nor fund, the development of any below market rate (BMR) units.