SCH Number 2007012109

Project Info

178 Townsend Project
The project site at 176 Townsend Street is occupied by the California Electric Light Company Station B building, a contributory building within the South End Historic District. The Project Sponsor proposes to rehabilitate and convert the building from its current use as a valet parking garage to a residential use with up to 85 housing units and accessory off-street parking for the residential uses. The proposed project also includes ground-floor retail uses. The proposed uses would be housed in a five-story building that would be constructed within the footprint of the existing building on the site, totaling approximately 98,900 gross square feet (gsf), with up to 71,500 gsf in residential uses and up to 1,050 gsf in retail uses as well as parking space, open space, common area, and building service space. New construction would include a partially below-grade parking garage, a five-story structure containing the residential and retail components, and street improvements along Clarence Place. The proposed new structure would be contained within the walls of the existing historic structure and would be set back 40 feet from the Townsend Street facade. The new building would rise above the historic structure's existing 23 to 42 foot tall roofline to a maximum height of 50 feet. The ground-floor level would include an enclosed entry courtyard accessible from the Townsend Street entrance, leading to a central hallway connecting to three smaller internal courtyards that would be open to the floors above. Approximately 5,373 gsf of common usable open space would be provided in the entry courtyard and a roof-top deck. Balconies would provide an additional 3,754 gsf of private open space for 38 of up to 85 proposed units. A one-level, 13,200-gsf, partially underground parking garage would include 74 parking spaces for use by the projects residents, with 72 spaces provided by two-car stackers, as well as 33 bicycle parking spaces in stacked lockers. The garage would be accessed through an existing opening in the facade on Clarence Place.
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Type Lead/Public Agency Received Title
City and County of San Francisco 178 Townsend Project
City and County of San Francisco 178 Townsend Street Project