As we first outlined last year, plans to level the now shuttered Firestone Complete Auto Care shop at 2800 Geary Boulevard and build a bonus-sized development on its Laurel Heights/Lone Mountain parcel are in the works.

And as newly rendered by Elevation Architects below, the refined plans for the proposed six-story building to rise on the corner site would now yield 43 condos (a mix of 25 one-bedrooms, 13 twos and 5 threes) over 770 square feet of ground floor retail space at the corner of Geary and Wood, with a garage for 25 cars and 43 bikes (including 3 cargo bikes and 10 e-bikes), parking for 5 “fleet” bikes and a dedicated storage room for car seats and strollers near the building’s elevator.

And while the corner parcel is only zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, the development team is planning to leverage San Francisco’s HOME SF program for the extra height and density as envisioned.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by ajcsf

    Approved ~ build it.

  2. Posted by Common Sense

    Speaking of Geary, any word on that big project that was planned a couple blocks east at the site of Lucky Penny? That northwest corner next to Trader Joes has become an eyesore since LP closed.

    • Posted by Orland

      It has very much been the subject of reports in the general news including the Chron, the gist of which was to the effect that it was given approval by Planning which required a modification to allow a cash payment in lieu of on-site affordable housing to discharge its BMR requirement.

    • Posted by Chandler White

      I was by the Lucky Penny site yesterday and there were two pickup sized trucks parked in front of the building, and workers were inside. The trucks were the kind with paneled cabinets on them like the ones associated with electrical work. I don’t think we can draw any conclusion from this, it does cause one to consider the possibilities.

      As we know, the Lucky Penny lot is being used by Trader Joe’s customer. No lot would ever be big enough to accomodate TJ customers.

  3. Posted by Jon

    Wow, a nice sized building for that area. Impressive!

  4. Posted by jimbo

    live in the neighborhood and fully support this. However, Geary needs a subway, and then we can have 50 more building like this on Geary corridor. in this area, you often have to wait on the 2-3 buses at rush hour to get on one that’s not full. 45 mins to 1 hr for 3 miles is not acceptable. building a lot of housing without improving transit will create a lot of backlash

    • Posted by Alai

      Well, it should create backlash, and that backlash should lead to improved transit (even if that’s simply increasing bus frequency for now).

      But we shouldn’t stop building housing.

    • Posted by Mark F.

      Yes, but good luck finding the money (it would cost many billions) and getting people to agree to have the street torn up for a decade. The best you are going to get is better 38R service.

  5. Posted by L'UrbanistaSF

    I love it when people say things like “let’s get this built”. Like you have anything to do with it.

    • Posted by Alai

      For better or worse, public engagement has a pretty big impact on what gets built in this city.

    • Posted by Anonymous

      Don’t think you are in any position to lecture people about insufferable commentary.

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