More Height and Affordable Condos Encouraged for Van Ness Site

January 12, 2016

2465 Van Ness Avenue Site

San Francisco’s Planning Department has finished its preliminary review of the proposed seven-story building to rise upon the shuttered Chevron service station site at the corner of Van Ness and Union.

As proposed by DM Development and in the process of being designed by Handel Architects, the 2465 Van Ness Avenue development includes 41 condos over 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a basement garage for 31 cars and 41 bikes.

2465 Van Ness Avenue Elevation

But the City is encouraging the development team to explore building more units and stories on the site which is zoned for development up to 65-feet in height by exploring the proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program, “as it would offer additional height along this transit corridor with the appropriate affordability increases.”

In addition, Planning is seeking more active use at the ground floor of the proposed building. And with the preliminary review complete, the formal review for the proposed development is now underway.