Former Pot Grow House on Shotwell St. Set to Become Housing

Screenshot via Google Maps.

Screenshot via Google Maps.

A blighted building on the corner of 15th and Shotwell streets, which was formerly used as a pot growth house, is set to become a five-story housing complex, according to the plugged-in folks at SocketSite.

The details :

Purchased for $1,450,000 [in October of 2012], a new plan has been quietly pitched to Planning with a proposal to demolish the building at 1450 15th Street and construct a 5-story, 50-foot tall building with 23 dwelling units and parking for 17 cars and 12 bikes.

Designs for the proposed development have since been drawn (click to enlarge), the project’s environmental review is underway, and building permits have been requested.

The building has been empty since June of last year, when a pair of potpreneurs were caught growing illegal pot. And they would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for a fire that exposed the operation.

Go to SocketSite to see the new building renderings.

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4 Comments

  1. John

    I know a landlord who got rid of his rent-controlled tenants after the cops raided the place for drugs.

    Criminal behavior onsite is one of the just causes for eviction.

    • Old Mission Neighbor

      John, I mean this in the nicest way possible:
      This story isn’t about eviction and no one cares about your acquaintances. Stop.

      Back to the topic: This is great news. We need more housing and replacing an abandoned warehouse with 23 units (~3 of which will be BMR) is a no-brainer.

  2. poor.ass.millionaire

    Hate loadies.

  3. pete

    Cue the tearing of clothes and gnashing of teeth…

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