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While the 24,000-square-foot Dalziel Building at 2741 16th Street was recently renovated, converted into modern R&D space and fully leased to Ouster, a leading LiDAR technology firm, its sale for $22.2 million at the end of last year might have seemed a little rich for Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) space.  But the 38,000-square-foot, 52-car parking lot behind the building, fronting 17th Street, was included in the sale as well.

And yes, plans for a new 4-story building to rise up to 58 feet in height on the parking lot parcels have been drawn, plans which would yield an additional 81,578 square feet of new laboratory space (along with a basement garage for 45 cars).

In addition, the plans call for adding a fourth story, with an additional 7,603 square feet of new laboratory space, atop the existing Dalziel building, which would yield a total of 109,000 square feet of high-end PDR space across the Mission District site, with a shared courtyard between the two buildings and a proposed lot split as well.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Bobby

    Yes. Fill in those empty lots!!

  2. Posted by density

    What’s wrong with more lab space for a super important technology like LiDAR (it’s not just for autonomous vehicles)? The way this is framed makes it seem like a bad thing? SF should continue to be a center of innovation. This is awesome.

    Also, more lab space for SF scientists is way better than a parking lot. This is a big win for the city.

    • Posted by Panhandle Pro

      We’d be willing to bet that the editor is lightly alluding to a long-running inside joke in SF real estate of how “PDR” is increasingly liberally interpreted to mean “high ceiling loft / office space for tech workers.”

    • Posted by Ken m

      Don’t need no darn labs.. where’s the housing?

      Booooooo

    • Posted by Ken m

      Center for innovation, lol. That ship sailed, pal. Deal. *Sunglasses drop down*

      • Posted by Ohlone Californio

        You’re pretty much a constant font of “SF is over” hatred flavored Kool-Aid on here, huh Ken m? People respond to you with articles and things, and you stay in your dis lane. It’s all good. You’re wrong but keep on truckin.

  3. Posted by Miraloma Man

    This would be built on top of the long-vanished channel of Mission Creek.

    P.S., the Dalziel Building is certifiably rad. Love me some Moderne any day of the week!

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