Just a quick update on the highly visible development site at the flatiron corner of Market Street, Church, and 14th, formerly the home of Home restaurant: Developer Brian Spiers's earlier revealed plans for a 62-unit, seven-story building remains in the pipeline, but Spiers is waiting for his building permit to be approved before moving ahead with demolition, so that construction can begin immediately after the existing building is torn down. Hoodline picks up the story, now dating back five years, wondering as many in the neighborhood have why this thing is taking so long.
The Planning Department's Jim Horn tells Hoodline that the demolition permit has been signed, and that he's awaiting submittal of final architectural construction plans. Spiers seems to claim he's already submitted those, and is waiting on his building permit. "Optimistically," he tells the site, "we could potentially start late this year or first quarter next year."
Still at issue for the neighborhood are parking and traffic impacts from the construction, as well as the fact that these 62 new units don't come with parking. It also remains to be seen what sort of retail tenants this thing will attract hopefully no more coffee, or mortgage lenders.
This project is just one of three on the remaining developable sites in the neighborhood, which also include the condos headed for the Sullivan's funeral home site, and the long-delayed development of the ARCO gas station site at Castro and Market.