1919 O’Farrell Street

PA19-038  Rendering (11.12.19)

Project Description

The applicant proposes to demolish the existing structure and construct a 4-story, 49-unit multifamily apartment community with subterranean parking.

  • Apartment amenities include bike storage, a community room, private balconies, and a courtyard.
  • Required entitlements include a Site Plan and Architectural Review (SPAR) for construction of a new residential building and Site Development Planning Application (SDPA) for grading and removal of vegetation.
  • The project is located on a 0.71 acre parcel which allows a base density of 36 units. The State Density Bonus permits an additional 13 units, or 35% of the base density, to be added to the project, bringing the total number of units to 49. Included in that total are 4 units devoted to very low-income households.
  • A reduced parking ratio of 0.5 spaces/bedroom is also permitted by the State Density Bonus because the project is within 1/2 mile of public transit; however, the applicant is voluntarily providing 30 additional parking spaces, resulting in a total of 64 parking spaces for the project.

Project Update

  • A formal Planning Application for 1919 O’Farrell was submitted on August 4, 2020, and is currently under review.
  • This project was reviewed by the Planning Commission as a Study Session on January 29, 2020.
  • A formal Neighborhood Meeting was held on December 16, 2019. Related Documents to the Study Session and Neighborhood Meeting are below.

Related Documents


Applicant Information

Rocky Shen, Principal
DNA Design and Architecture
2062 Business Center Dr., Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 389-1890

City Contact Information

Somer Smith, AICP
Associate Planner
(650) 522-7214