The bold plans for an all-new United Irish Cultural Center to rise up to 96 feet in height on the site of the existing 35-foot-tall Center at 2700 45th Avenue, between Wawona Street and Sloat Boulevard in the Outer Sunset, have been submitted to Planning.
As designed by Studio BANAA, the modern 125,000-square-foot building would be topped by a sixth floor restaurant and cocktail lounge, both of which would open to a rooftop deck and garden with ocean views.
The conceptual plans for the floors below include library, museum, gallery, classroom and shoppe spaces; a two-level banquet hall and event space; a member’s only aquatic center and gym; office and administrative space for the UICC and Irish Immigration Pastoral Center; a basement garage for 31 cars; and a ground floor pub.
The projected budget for the new building is currently around $60 million, which would need to be raised or contributed. And yes, the Center was rendered with a placeholder for the proposed redevelopment of the Sloat Garden Center parcel across the street.