February 22, 2024
Skyscraper Plans Revealed for San Francisco’s Ocean Seaside

Plans to construct a 50-story skyscraper within the sleepy Outer Sundown neighborhood had been revealed this week, with photographs exhibiting an enormous tower that will add 712 new flats.

If authorised, the brand new constructing would substitute an present backyard middle and car parking zone. 

However the proposal is prone to meet fierce neighborhood pushback; over 1,500 folks signed a petition to cease a earlier plan for a 12–story constructing on the similar 2700 Sloat Blvd. location.

Petitioners stated a 12-story constructing would trigger damaging psychological results on neighbors, destroy soundscapes and intrude with the livelihood of zoo animals throughout the road.

An illustration reveals the 50-story skyscraper deliberate for the sleepy Outer Sundown neighborhood. | Courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Just some blocks from Ocean Seaside, the deliberate tower would characteristic 113 inexpensive models and create over 100,000 sq. toes of retail area, a 212-car basement and bicycle parking. 

Most of the houses within the neighborhood are not any taller than two or three tales. 

“We’re asking the town to cease this growth and create a imaginative and prescient and plan for SF that enhances our neighborhoods, and never enable randomly positioned towering complexes to dominate the way forward for the town,” the petition in opposition to the earlier 12-story plan reads.  

An artist’s illustration reveals the 50-story skyscraper, as considered dealing with south, deliberate for the sleepy Outer Sundown neighborhood. | Courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz

The town’s housing manufacturing is beneath growing strain as the town makes an attempt to meet a state requirement to make room for 82,000 new models by 2031.

“The town wants to provide the Outer Sundown space with 11,000 new housing models in simply over 7.5 years, and approval of a whole bunch of small tasks just isn’t going to get them anyplace close to that state requirement,” developer CH Planning LLC’s founder, Raelynn Hickey, advised SFYIMBY.

California’s State Density Bonus Legislation entitles builders to a density bonus for his or her challenge of as much as 50% extra models in the event that they reserve a part of it for means-tested inexpensive housing. 

The legislation was first handed in 1979 and augmented with extra incentives with the passage of Meeting Invoice 2345 in 2020. 

An artist’s illustration reveals the 50-story skyscraper from totally different angles. It’s deliberate for the sleepy Outer Sundown neighborhood. | Courtesy Solomon Cordwell Buenz

The positioning is within the Outer Sundown, which is taken into account to be a well-resourced neighborhood beneath the town’s Housing Ingredient and is slated for extra density growth. 

The brand new plan was filed with the Planning Division on April 11, after the division had notified the builders of compliance points with the earlier plan. 

Planning Division Chief of Employees Dan Sider stated that he believes the brand new plan is out of compliance with each state and native legislation. 

David Sjostedt could be reached at [email protected]
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