From our friends at Curbed comes this list of 40 (!) New Developments underway in SF. Which is great, I think; God knows this city needs more housing. I'm with Farhad Manjoo on this one. Ugh, I linked to PandoDaily. I feel dirty.
[DIGRESSION: Speaking of San Francisco and the number 40, did you guys see "40 Days and 40 Nights"? It was set, ostensibly, in San Francisco, but that fake San Francisco where everybody has a huge apartment and the weather is good. Also, what a terrible movie. It came out in like 2002 and the main characters worked at a dot com, like there were even any dot coms left in 2002. But it seems to have destroyed Josh Hartnett's career, so we can be thankful for that. [[DIGRESSION WITHIN A DIGRESSION: In 2001 I lived in North Beach. There was a restaurant called "Glow" on the corner of Broadway and Kearny that was a sad relic of the Go Go Dot Com Era and hadn't yet realized that it was all over and you couldn't charge $27 for roast chicken any more. We used to hit the bar there for happy hour because they had some insane specials to try and get people in. Since it was always dead because the Crash had happened, we would hang out and talk to the staff, including the hostess, a super hot girl in her 20's whose prior job, I AM NOT JOKING, was the Vice President of some dot com. Hahahahahaha. It closed in July 2001. END DIGRESSION WITHIN DIGRESSION.]] END DIGRESSION.]
So one of the developments listed is something called AVA 55 Ninth. Hoo boy. Putting a bunch of coders onto that block of Ninth Street is going to be a hoot. Wait til they try to organize Settlers of Catan Night at Club 93. SOMEBODY GONNA GET CUT.
Look at the front page of their website:
I don't know what "Our world in our apartment only starts" means, but it sounds deep. Also, why is this guy holding his hands over his laptop like he's getting X-rayed? Anyway.
Here's the Chill Lounge:
Ugh. I can already smell the douche in here. Can't you be annoying in your own apartment? Why do we have to a have a Chill Lounge to be annoying in? Why is there an old-timey refrigerator in the Chill Lounge? Are there going to be little doggie bags from State Bird Provisions with "Jason" written on the side in the Chill Lounge Fridge?
There's also a "The Loft," where you can "lounge on the comfy seating, spread out on communal tables, tap into the free WiFi, groove to the music." Oh good, now my apartment building has a space where a bunch of deadbeats who are too cheap to pay for Internet can drape themselves all over the communal tables and listen to Daft Punk remixes while not working.
No prices listed on the site yet. I bet it's going to be expensive. Anyway, good on AVA 55 Ninth for building more housing, but can't we just have a normal building? That might even make it cheaper. Just brainstorming here. Go have a good weekend.