Plans for a 5-story, 48-unit apartment building to rise on the odd-shaped parking lot parcel at 98 Pennsylvania Avenue in Lower Potrero Hill were approved back in 2016 and building permits for the project were secured and issued in December of 2018.
But the ground has yet to be broken. And the project team is now seeking to supersize the approved plans for the development as newly rendered below, a requested modification which would allow for a 7-story building, with 79 residential units over a basement garage for 18 cars and 79 bikes, to rise on the site, with the entrance to the building’s garage at the rear of its lot and accessed via 7th Street (and a new sidewalk wrapping around the building with the non-rendered freeway overhead).
While the site is only zoned for development up to 45 feet in height, the project team is seeking to invoke the State’s Density Bonus law for to build up to 68 feet, as measured from Pennsylvania Avenue and not including the “basement level” fronting an extended 7th Street as envisioned.
And if the modified plans are approved and the ground is broken, the development would now yield 7 studios, 32 one-bedrooms, 35 two-bedrooms and 5 three-bedrooms. And 12 of the units would be required to be offered at below market rates (BMR) versus 7 of the 48 as already approved.
We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.