Plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been submitted to Planning.
And as envisioned by J Street Hospitality and designed by Handel Architects, the new Transbay District hotel would be outfitted with 185 “micro guestrooms” measuring an average of 180 square feet apiece, “offering an efficient, stylish and affordable option for travelers.”
From the design team:
“While zoning allows 36 Tehama to build to a height of 350’, from an urban design perspective, the proposed 260’ height imparts a cascading massing to the surrounding area, transitioning from the nearby entitled 555 Howard (385’), proposed 543 Howard (330’), to 36 Tehama’s 260’, then flowing to the four Foundry Square Buildings (~130)’.
The first six floors and building’s lit top incorporates varying inward and outward stepped blocks, breaking down the mass while imparting shade and shadow effects, with lighting accents. Further articulation via integral variations of perforated and textured cladding and glazing further refines the scale providing a distinctive form and expression.
Floors 1 through 3 activate the street with transparency of public functions via the Check-In Lobby, 2nd Floor Guest Lounge and 3rd floor Fitness Area.”
The hotel is designed to be topped with an enclosed lounge on the Tehama Street side and an open rooftop bar overlooking the 524 Howard Street site.
And no, the project does not include any replacement off street parking spaces or a garage below as proposed.