As we outlined earlier this year (and since further refined and newly rendered above):
While originally expected to occur last year, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed 55-story tower to rise up to 590 feet in height, not including a 20-foot-tall parapet, on the former San Francisco Honda site at 10 South Van Ness Avenue is now slated to be certified early next month, clearing the way for the project’s approval (assuming the City’s Hub District Plan is approved as well).
Keep in mind that the 10 South Van Ness project was deemed an Environmental Leadership Development Project by Governor Brown back in 2018, a designation which limits the scope and timeline for any EIR-based legal challenges of the project, should they occur.
And as further refined by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) Associates for the Crescent Heights team, the proposed tower would now yield a total of 966 residential units (a mix of 347 studios, 433 one-bedrooms, 165 twos and 21 threes) over 29,400 square feet of new retail and restaurant space, with parking for 261 cars (including 13 retail spaces and 6 car share) and an enclosed mid-block pedestrian connection between Market and 12th Street (the sidewalk for which would be widened and specially paved).
And with the framework for rezoning San Francisco’s 84-acre Hub District having since been approved by Planning, the further refined plans for the proposed 966-unit tower to rise at 10 South Van Ness are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission next week and massed below in context with the other big Hub District projects which are either rising, already approved or on the boards.
And yes, the project team is planning to meet the City’s inclusionary housing requirement for the development by way of a separate land dedication versus including any below market rate (BMR) units on-site and has “engaged with several property owners and are considering several sites to possibly fulfill the requirement, including, but not limited to, a site located at 1979 Mission Street” (a.k.a the beleaguered Monster in the Mission site).