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This is the proposal for the prominent gas station site next to the 45 Lansing tower.

. . . plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been submitted to Planning. And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise up to 13-stories with 165,000 square feet of residential space, an underground garage with its entrance on First, and no retail or commercial space on the ground floor.

(It) would rise to a height of 130 feet along Harrison and First Streets and step down along Lansing.

From the project sponsors:

Most of the Project faces the wider, prominent First and Harrison Streets, a zone allowing taller height. In contrast, the third street frontage faces quieter Lansing Street, a narrow pedestrian “shared street,” with a smaller-scale residential focus. The building embraces and expresses these two zones with a light glassy 13-story tower element at First and Harrison, and a stepped 5 to 7 story “base,” fronting Lansing and First Streets. The base element employs projecting bay windows, balconies, and private stoops to further scale the building in line with traditional San Francisco residential architecture.



http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2014/08/designs-development-prominent-rincon-hill-corner.html

The site is actually zoned for a much taller tower: 400 Ft.
 

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^^Nobody really seems to know. Guessing has to do with what a tower here would do to the views of both 45 Lansing and One Rincon Hill and the fight that would ensue from occupants and/or developers of those.

SF's Planning Commission is quite powerful and, given the need for housing in the city, they actually could reject a proposal to underbuild the site to this degree. That would be unusual but it could happen.
 

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Hearing for Development to Replace Rincon Hill Gas Station on Tap
March 3, 2016

The public hearing for the proposed 13-story building to rise on the northwest corner of First and Harrison, a prominent Rincon Hill parcel which is currently occupied by a Union 76 gas station, has been slated for March 24.

As we first reported last year, the plans for the 390 1st Street development include 180 apartments – a mix of 16 micro units, 34 studios, 58 one-bedrooms, 61 two-bedrooms and 11 three-bedrooms – over a garage for 84 cars and a little 600-square-foot café on the corner.

And as designed by TCA Architects, the full 134-foot height of the building would step down to five and seven stories along Lansing and Harrison.

(Now)


(Someday)
http://www.socketsite.com/archives/...o-replace-rincon-hill-gas-station-on-tap.html
 
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