Conditionally approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in March, the landscaping plans for a 15-unit development, with 19 residential units and 29 off-street parking spaces, to rise upon the 36,406-square-foot lot in the middle of the Crocker Amazon block that’s bounded by the homes fronting Guttenberg, Morse, Brunswick and Lowell streets have since been refined by the project team, “in order to improve privacy screening between the [approved] development and adjacent [existing] properties,” as requested by Planning, with faster growing trees (Loropetalums) and shrubs (Black Stem Pittosporum) in place of Hardenbergia Vines as originally designed.

The Commission’s request that real grass be planted behind each building, versus synthetic lawns, was rejected by the project team, however.

And while conditionally approved by Planning, building permits for the Guttenberg Project still have yet to be requested, much less approved. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.

4 thoughts on “Improved Privacy, but No Permits, for Approved Infill Project”
  1. Why would the commission request real grass in the back yards? The real vs. artificial decision seems like a personal choice and not something that the city should mandate. The city might be able to justify low water landscaping though.

    1. Ahh yes, well done. Changing the type of shrubbery. Thank heavens the commission is around to protect the public interest.

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