It's been a long road getting the seven-story condo building proposed for 2100 Market Street, a.k.a. the triangular site of the former Home Restaurant at Church, 14th, and Market, through the approvals process. But as the Examiner reports, the Planning Commission unanimously approved this 62-unit residential project from SF-based real estate firm Brian Spiers Development with the condition that the ground floor be used for retail, and preferably broken up into a couple of different retail units.

Home Restaurant closed way back in 2011 after a liquor license snafu that made the business untenable — apparently the previous owner had been serving booze on the large enclosed patio, for which they did not technically have a license, and they couldn't afford to fix the problem. Fast forward to 2013 when a proposal to put a Chipotle in this location was roundly shot down by the neighborhood and, subsequently, Planning.

Now, three years after that and after debates over the design, the developer who snagged the parcel will be getting underway with construction this year, and the commissioners expressed a desire not to delay any new housing like this any further.

Public comment focused on whether the building blended well with neighboring Victorians, or, conversely, the design was dramatic enough for this prominent corner, but the commissioners are OK with it now.

The building will have seven below-market rate units in it, the minimum required for approval.

Below, an elevation from the 14th Street side.


Also expected to be approved this week, according to the Bay Area Reporter, is the proposed residential project at the Sullivan's Funeral Home site up a block and a half on Market Street, which is one of the last developable parcels in the neighborhood left under-developed apart from the Arco site at Castro.

Previously: New (Improved?) Renderings For 7-Story Condo At Church And Market