Planning Committee Update

By EVNA Planning Committee

 

2254 Market Street (Sullivan’s Funeral Home)

The Prado Group (http://www.pradogroup.com), who built the Whole Foods building at Market & Dolores, is proposing a plan to build 45 units (including 2 townhouses on 15th Street) at the former Sullivan’s Funeral Home location. The current plan is to preserve the original building. The project would include 24 underground parking spots, and 60 spaces for bicycles. The preliminary plan has been shown to the DTNA and EVNA Planning and Land Use Committees. Also, a public pre-application meeting was held on February 24th.

The Prado Group has been in discussion for years with the Sullivan family. A website will be put together by the sponsor to facilitate neighborhood commentary. Sullivan’s Funeral Home started out as 2 buildings that were later combined. There is no plan to demolish the existing building. The plan is to keep the existing facade and clay tile roof. The new project plans to use tile facing on the new building to reflect the original building’s tile roof.

The project is hoping to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification (http://www.usgbc.org/leed). The structure would be a Type 3 construction with a concrete podium and wood construction on floors two through five. The original Sullivan building would be a remaining wood structure.

The units would be mapped as condos, but the sponsor has not decided if they’ll be for sale or rent. Out of the 45 units, the current plan has roughly:

23% studios

33% 1 bedroom

36% 2 bedroom

8% 3 bedrooms

with 24 underground parking spaces, accessed from 15th St. (currently there is no conditional use for more parking).

The current plan now is to put affordable housing on site. The sponsor has not decided if the Below Market Rate units would for ownership or rental.

 

"Monster Houses"

A new residential project on Upper Terrace and Roosevelt Streets has attracted lots of attention lately. The plan is to build 5 single family homes on 3 lots that are zoned for up to 6 units. The total size of the project would be 31,000 square feet (or ~6,000 square feet per home). A group of concerned neighbors met with District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener in January. As a result Wiener unveiled a new bill this month to address those concerns. He said the bill is meant to counter the "trend toward turning regular-sized homes that really fit into the fabric of the neighborhood into exceptionally large homes that are really out of whack with the surrounding neighborhood."

 

22 & 24 Ord Court

The hearings continue on this through-lot residential project that has generated much neighborhood interest.

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