As we first reported back in 2017:

The Action Rentals building at 1526-1530 Folsom Street [was] on the market in Western SoMa, along with its parking lot at 1560 Folsom and two adjacent parcels which extend to (135) Kissling and (276) 11th Streets.

Zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, the site [was] being positioned as a development site for around 200 units to rise across the four parcels, across the street from the Holy Cow nightclub at 1535 Folsom Street and wrapping around the new Oasis club at 298 11th Street.

And having met with the City to discuss the potential…the sales team [was] seeking $25 million for the club zone parcels.

And as we added in 2018:

While it doesn’t appear as though the assemblage of parcels has yet to officially change hands, it would appear an agreement has been signed. And the plans for a 214-unit building to rise up to 75 feet and 7 stories in height across the site, employing California’s density bonus law for the extra 20-30 feet, have been drafted for the development team at the Avant Group and submitted to the city for review.

In addition to the 214 apartments, the draft plans include a garage for 54 cars with its entrance at the end of Burns Place, a storage room for 192 bikes, and 5,700 square feet of ground floor commercial space fronting Folsom and 11th Streets.

The plans for the project have since been refined by Ankrom Moisan Architects for L37 Partners (into which the Avant Group has merged) and would now yield an 8-story building rising up to 85 feet in height on the assembled site, with a total of 244 rental units (a mix of 61 studios, 76 one-bedrooms, 92 twos 10 threes and 5 three-bedroom townhouses) over 3,500 square feet of ground floor retail space and off-street parking for 83 cars and 236 bikes.

And based on the Western SoMa Area Plan having been adopted, the proposed 1560 Folsom Street project, which would take around two years to complete once the ground is broken, has just qualified for a streamlined environmental review.  We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Moratorium

    I know the timing is ironic but I hope this doesn’t kill off the clubs in the area. I’m all for housing but people that move into the city have a tendency to complain about city life. There will definitely be tenants/owners that move into the club district and then complain about music at night.

    • Posted by Hunter

      Since it’s rentals, I’m hoping they’ll put a clause in the lease that makes tenants forefeit their right to make noise complaints about the venues.

      • Posted by Anonymous

        That’s not a thing. There are already cops out in the area when the clubs are (well, used to be) open. They can just ignore the complaints. You can’t ban someone from making them.

    • Posted by Ryan Natividad

      I agree. I hope future tenants would know what they are getting themselves into when they move in and do not destroy the nightlife in the neighborhood. On the other hand, SF needs housing and this could make the neighborhood safer at night by having more people in the area. Also, for some, the location next to the various clubs might be seen as a benefit for some tenants.

      • Posted by Hunter

        Yeah I don’t hate the use of these weird lots to built a bunch of housing! All of SoMa should/could be this dense.

  2. Posted by Panhandle Pro

    *This* is where they should put PDR space. Industrial noise all day, club noise at night. Perfect symbiosis and not in each other’s way.

  3. Posted by jimbo

    this is awesome and much needed in Western SOMA, which is massively underzoned. I know clubs are important, but 244 housing units is way more important. Seems better to put clubs in the industrial area near bayshore blvd where 555 Barneveld is (or used to be).

    • Posted by dijonaise

      NOBODY wants to be staggering around drunk over in the Bayview at 2am. Nothing about the area is either attractive or walkable. Remember Gus of Gus’s Market got murdered in a hit-and-run there at 3am. Terrible idea.

    • Posted by Ken m

      Actually, I’d say the clubs are more important to the city as a whole, via jobs, tourism, entertainment, nightlife than 244 more overpriced units benefitting only a fraction of the populace.

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