A rendering has just arrived for one of a gaggle of proposed high-rises that are set to transform the area of mid-Market at the busy intersection of Van Ness. This one is separate from several other high-rise proposals for the corners at Market Street, but it is part of what's called the Market Street Hub, which is the easternmost section of the Market and Octavia Area Plan. This parcel, at 30 Otis Street, is currently home to several low-rise buildings including a carpet store (across South Van Ness from the Goodwill), and an auto glass repair shop.
As The Registry reports, architecture firm Gould Evans has just submitted the plans to the Planning Department, and the tower will include 418 rental units in a 250-foot (~26-story) building, with 18,000 square feet in the building podium reserved as instruction space for the City Ballet School. There will also be an additional 4,000 square feet of retail space.
In total, the Market Street Hub is supposed to become home to 7,000 new residents in 3,700 new residential units.
Socketsite notes that if the Hub project plan is approved, it would allow for an even taller tower here, up to 320 feet, if more affordable units are added.
30 Otis Street joins the nearby One Van Ness, being designed by SFMOMA architects Snøhetta, which will be 37 stories and also residential, and a proposed 39-story tower on the Goodwill site across the street being designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Add to that plans for a 40-story tower at 30 Van Ness, across from One Van Ness, on city-owned property, and plans for two towers at 10 South Van Ness, a.k.a. the current Honda dealership that faces Market Street.
If you're keeping count, that's a total of six high-rises, all within a block of each other, which is going to make this part of town look very, very different in the coming decade.