Purchased for $9.5 million at the end of 2017, plans to convert the landmarked Health Sciences Library building on the southeast corner of Sacramento and Webster into a 24-unit luxury development, with a seven-story addition to the building’s east and a five-story addition to its south, were subsequently drafted, as we first reported at the time.
Since refined and newly rendered by BAR Architects below, the proposed redevelopment would now yield 1 one-bedroom, 10 twos, 9 threes and 4 four-bedrooms units, as opposed to 24 two-bedrooms as originally proposed, with off-street parking for 26 (stacked) cars and 1,600 square feet of rooftop open space for the building’s residents.
While the Pac Heights parcel is only zoned for development up to 40 feet in height, and a total of 19 units, the project team is planning to seek a State Density Bonus for the additional height and density as proposed, the applications for which are under review.
All that being said, an application to secure building permits for the project, which is typically paralleled processed if the entitling team is planning to actually break ground, has yet to be submitted to Planning and an appeal of the project as proposed is already on the boards. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.