Local developer, Build Inc., is proposing to build a 136-unit mixed-use, rental apartment building in the diverse Western SOMA neighborhood, on a site currently used as a surface parking lot. With its weathering steel facade and lushly landscaped garden laneways, the project would complement a neighborhood of healthy contrast and diversity, ranging from leather bars, to active light-industry, whole-sale grocery, and a wide variety of restaurants.
Designed in tandem with Macy Architecture and BAR Architects, the project consists of three 7-story buildings joined by one level of below-grade parking. The three buildings would be separated by two 25-foot wide laneway gardens, sitting above an underground garage, which would include 85 parking spaces. Additionally, the garage would contain 137 bicycle parking spaces within a dedicated, interior bicycle storage and maintenance area. A 1,600-SF retail space, ideally a cafe, is planned for the corner of 12th Street and Harrison Street, across from the historic Eagle Tavern.