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.
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.