The refined plans for a 14-story tower with a variegated upper mass to rise upon the Polk Gulch parcel at 925 O’Farrell Street could be entitled next week.
Having added an additional 10 feet in height since formally proposed, the 140-foot-tall tower on the through block lot would yield 50 apartments, a mix of 24 studios, 25 two-bedrooms and one three, with 800 square feet of ground floor retail space; a 690-square-foot roof deck for the building’s residents; 27 individual decks or terraces; and a secured storage room for 50 bikes, but no garage, as designed by David Baker Architects.
Technically only zoned for the development of up to 24 units, based on the size of the parcel, and 130 feet in height, the project team is seeking a “HOME-SF” based exemption for the density and height as proposed. And yes, the building was designed with the redevelopment of the adjacent parcels, which are zoned for development up to 130 feet in height, prior to any bonuses, in mind.
All that being said, building permits for the proposed project have yet to be requested, which suggests its entitlement is likely to be banked or sold with the underlying parcel and shuttered restaurant building on the site having been purchased for $3.6 million back in 2017. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.