As we revealed back in July, the refined plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the Bruce’s Automotive building site at 159 Fell Street, adjacent to the Rickshaw Stop at 155 Fell, had qualified for a streamlined environmental review and both demolition and building permits have been requested.
Subsequently approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission, the 30-day window within which the community plan exemption for the project, which allowed for the streamlined review, has closed and the project has officially been approved, sans an appeal.
The approved project is slated to yield 24 residential units, a mix of 14 one-bedrooms and 10 twos, over 1,965 square feet of ground floor retail space fronting Fell and Hickory. And once again, the adjacent Rickshaw Stop building, which was purchased for $1.2 million in 2003, is zoned for development up to 85 feet in height as well, as is the parcel on the other side of the garage. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.