Plans to level the two-story Ghirardelli garage at 915 North Point have been in the works since 2016. And as now formally proposed, two four-story buildings could rise up to 40 feet in height across the L-shaped site which fronts (2935) Larkin as well.
As designed, the proposed development would yield 37 residential units over a 37-car garage and a 1,050-square-foot commercial space fronting North Point.
And while the existing garage, which was designed by O’Brien Brothers and developed by The Lurie Company back in 1925, has been deemed to have “some historical associations with early-twentieth century automotive commerce in San Francisco,” the original building has been altered, has been found to lack any significant associations with important historical figures or architectural merit and “does not appear to be eligible for historic designation and would not be subject to the regulations of the California Environmental Quality Act.”
As refined and newly rendered by TEF Design below, the proposed development would yield still yield 37 residential units (a mix of 13 studios, 13 one-bedrooms, 7 twos and 4 threes), but the garage has been reduced to accommodate a maximum of 28 cars (“balancing neighborhood concerns about overflow parking impacts to the surrounding community with the broader city goal to reduce parking”) and the commercial space fronting North Point has been enlarged to 1,200 square feet.
And next week, the proposed demolition and redevelopment of 915 North Point is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, with the Planning Department’s blessing and despite “notable opposition to the Project from no fewer than 10 adjacent or nearby residents or families.”