In the works since 2017 and having qualified for a streamlined environmental review, the refined plans for two buildings which could up to 85 feet in height across the four-parcel Action Rentals site at 1530 Folsom Street, which extends to Kissling and 11th Streets in Western SoMa, are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week.
The refined project would now yield 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
172 236 bikes, with an 8-story building across the majority of the site and an integrated 7-story building on the spur fronting Kissling, employing the State Density Bonus Law to build over the site’s 55-foot height limit and with 34 of the 244 units to be rented at below market rates (BMR).
From the Planning Department which is recommending the project be approved as proposed:
“Although the Project results in a loss of [Production Distribution and Repair (PDR)] space, the Project does provide a substantial amount of new rental housing, including new on-site below-market rate units for rent, which is a goal for the City. The Department also finds the project to be necessary, desirable, and compatible with the surrounding neighborhood, and not to be detrimental to persons or adjacent properties in the vicinity.”
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