Built in 1915, Driscoll’s Valencia Street Serra Mortuary building at 1465 Valencia Street, between 25th and 26th Streets in the Mission, is now being shopped, positioned by Beckett Capital as a rare opportunity for a new “owner/user” or a developer interested in undertaking (our phrasing, not theirs) a “residential, group housing, hotel or mixed-use” project (for which the site is zoned but not yet entitled).

The 12,331-square-foot parcel, which includes the 4,695-square-foot parking lot, is already zoned for development up to 55 feet in height, prior to any bonuses.

While not officially priced, the “whisper pricing” for the site, which was acquired for $950,000 back in 1995, is currently in the “$10M-$11M range.” And yes, the building has been identified as a potential historic resource.  We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

19 thoughts on “Another Mortuary on the Market, Positioned for Redevelopment”
  1. Funeral home is stop for the dead before they get to his/her final resting place. This is why a funeral home is very heavy in Ying chi. Funeral home is also a place full of grief, sadness, sorrow, etc. Therefore, stores plenty of negative energies that affect people’s health, moods and overall wellbeing.

    Unless one has strong religious belief, most people will be affected by the negative energies generated by an ex-funeral home. Keep in mind that only those who live or work on top of old funeral home need to be concerned. If you can see from your building but not being directly above dead people resting place, you do not have to worry about it.

    To remedy, be sure to open all windows often to allow sunlight to enter the house. By doing so, you are allowing the bad Yang chi to forever flow out of “graveyard” building, but tortured souls remain on site if cannot find forever home.

    1. Sounds you never visited joyous Congregation Sha’ar Zahav at Dolores & 16th. Light uplifting space, inspired progressive community committed to making the world a better place for everyone. Former funeral home.

      1. Typically, physical and emotional manifestations of cemetery living build up over time within the body and spirit. While not always readily apparent just after move-in, premium health and life insurance policies are highly recommended by Feng shui practitioners.

      1. Feng shui period is a term used in the flying star school of feng shui (called San Yuan) to define the movement of lucky energies. Flying star is a feng shui school that deals with the time factor. Each time period in feng shui lasts for 20 years and, as there are 9 periods, a complete cycle takes 180 years.

  2. Just a clarification: the building is not a “potential historic resource,” but has already formally been determined to be a historic resource by the South Mission Historic Survey.

  3. I’m seriously wondering what San Francisco will do with its corpses. With no more funeral homes and no gas stations at which to refuel hurses, do we just stack ’em in the street?

    1. Generally, hearses have enough range and fuel capacity to be able to easily refuel at a station outside of The City. And they’ll probably switch over to fuel cells or battery electric far in advance of the last gas station in San Francisco actually shutting down.

      1. Possibly one of the greatest posts ever on Socketsite ^ IMO: a sunny sort of dystopia through a hearse-future deconstruction. Kudos.

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