The San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday approved the 173-unit development at the intersection of the Presidio Heights and Jordan Park neighborhoods. The project will straddle a 5-acre hillside north of California Street.
The housing project is one of the largest the neighborhood has ever seen, and to get buy-in from the neighborhood, the developers cut density and boosted parking. In a rarity for a San Francisco project, the development includes 14 single-family homes, each with two parking spots.
The units, all of which will be for sale, are spread out across a collection of 31 smaller buildings. In addition to the single-family homes, there will be seven fourplexes and five buildings with between 20 and 30 units. The biggest is 34 units. The tallest buildings will be eight stories.
“What you really have is a huge institutional use in a residential neighborhood,” Field said. “Our work with the community saw an opportunity to restore the residential fabric between those two neighborhoods.”
“Doing 31 buildings is challenging but it’s also a rare opportunity to create something unique,” Field said. “It does require vastly more coordination and thinking than a couple of big buildings with a couple of entrances.”
Most of the units will be large, 75% of the units are two-bedroom units or larger.
He contrasted the parking level with those of a large residential project approved just down the street at 3333 California St. That project, with 744 units, has 0.5 parking spaces per home versus more than two spots per home at the old CPMC site. Both projects are along the No. 1 and No. 2 Muni lines, with frequent local and express buses.
J.K. Dineen is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: email@example.com