While ambitious plans to redevelop the nearly 6-acre Recology site at 900 7th Street – which is bounded by 7th, Berry, De Haro, Carolina and Channel – are moving forward and entering the environmental impact phase, the parameters of the proposed development have changed.
As originally proposed, the preliminary plans for the $850 million project had envisioned the development of between 821 and 1,048 units of housing; with between 392,000 and 580,700 square feet of combined office, lab and/or PDR space; 10,995 square feet of ground floor retail space; and off-street parking for over 1,000 cars.
But the preliminary plans for the project have since been revised, perhaps in part due to Planning’s push back on the proposed development of two 240-foot-tall buildings on the site, a site which isn’t currently zoned for either residential or general office uses and is currently limited to development up to 58 feet in height.
The revised plans for the redevelopment would now yield between 390 and 500 residential units, with between 550,000 and 625,000 square feet of office specific space and an additional 200,000 to 312,500 square feet of “PDR” space, with ground floor retail and off-street parking for around 500 cars.
And in terms of meeting the City’s inclusionary housing requirements, the project team is proposing to dedicate the triangular “Parcel C” to the City for the development of up to 200 units of below market rate (“affordable”) housing, the unit count of which is included in the overall unit count.
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.