20 New Condos Proposed for Harrison Street

Courtesy of the San Francisco Planning Department

A four-story condominium complex will go up on Harrison between 22nd and 23rd streets if the San Francisco Planning Commission signs off on the proposal today.

The proposed project, at 2652 Harrison Street, would demolish a graffiti-covered, 20-foot-tall warehouse that currently stands vacant. It’s most notable these days as a backdrop and resting place for neighborhood palateros, who tend to converge on the spot when they aren’t selling ice cream.

In its place will be a building twice as tall: four stories, with 20 condos — 11 one-bedroom units, 9 two-bedroom units and 16 off-street parking spots on the bottom level.

To comply with the city’s affordable housing program, two of the units will be “affordable,” while the rest will be sold at market rates.

According to Trulia, a real estate website, a similar two-bedroom condo, built in 2001 on the next block, cost about $650,000. According to the Mayor's Office of Housing, the price for an affordable unit could be between $159,000 to $238,000 for a one-bedroom condo and $178,900 to $298,000 for a two-bedroom.

The project would be the latest addition to a two-block area where three similar condos already stand. Diego Sanchez, the planner in charge of the project, said there has been no opposition from neighbors.

It’s unclear how the project would be financed or what the timeline would be. John O’Connor, the building’s owner, could not immediately be reached for a comment.

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  1. mira

    sickening! screw this city man, there will be bothing left of our people and our culture in the mi$$ion if yall ypiie guppie hipsters keep developing all lanbd we have left. turn it into a day labor center or a program for young folks, not more bougie housing for the rich and white gentrifiers!!

    • Mike

      This battle was lost several years ago… the next 10 years are already in queue and will be rolled out regardless of any current qualms or sensitivities. Hunters Point is set in stone as well – I think that the Tenderloin might still be preservable to some degree, and I know that a lot of folks are working towards historic protection in that district – but I still don’t think I’d ever want to call the TL home.

      – Mike

  2. Lynae

    I live very near this location and would definitely be opposed. Does anyone know how/if I can file a protest against this development? Or is it now too late?

  3. polloasado

    Welcome to San Francisco. Where you’re not allowed to do things with your own property.

    Just remember, the Irish were run out of the mission on the past. Places change. Deal with it.

  4. polloasado

    Perhaps we should reserve all property rights in San Francisco for people who are here illegally.

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