Anyway, owner Westlake Realty has some BIG PLANS for the Heights. Very big.
A longtime Inner Sunset property owner is proposing to build the largest residential development the Inner Sunset has ever seen, a 460-unit project nestled into the hillside on 6.3 acres below Mount Sutro.
San Mateo builder Westlake Urban has filed an application to tear down the Kirkham Heights apartment complex, an 86-unit row of structures built in 1950 at Fifth Avenue and Kirkham Street that has been popular with UCSF staff and students from the nearby Parnassus campus. A mix of condos and rental units would replace them.
Gaye Quinn, Westlake Urban’s managing partner, said the new project would include 86 rent-controlled apartments to match what is currently on the site. Another 12 percent of the apartments would be below market rate. Westlake Urban has owned the property for 40 years.
What is it we're always saying? San Francisco needs more housing? And not just $5 mil luxury condos, but housing for regular people? HERE YOU GO! It's a net gain of 374 units. Not bad looking either!
|Not pictured: Annoying neighbors w/ their indoor cats.|
True. But I don't think anyone would disagree that we need more housing and this is more housing. Plus it's not one of those stupid all-concrete and glass dbag cages that are going up all over goddam SOMA. This looks like housing for normal people who use "disrupt" to mean when someone calls during dinner. Let's do it.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Sorry, "sportsball" people, but my team is back in the World Series so this blog will be transitioning to pretty much an all-baseball format for the next couple of weeks or so. In case anyone forgot, I tend to do a post for every single World Series game the G's are in and I probably will again.