Plans Revealed For 450 Hayes

The heart of Hayes Valley could be getting a drastic new addition, if plans for a 4-story, 41-unit condo project are approved this week.

The development is being planned for 450 Hayes Street between Gough and Octavia, currently home to the parking lot next to Flipper's. It's a large lot, encompassing roughly one third of the block, and stretching all the way from Hayes to Ivy.

According to a document filed with the SF Planning Department, "the project would be expressed as two separate masses organized around a central courtyard." The proposed buildings would have 24 one-bedroom units, 16-two bedroom units, and 1 three-bedroom unit. Of the 41 total units, 5 would be so-called "affordable" housing, offered below market rates. There would also be 20 off-street parking spaces, and several ground-floor retail spaces facing Hayes Street.

The firms in charge of the project are DM Development and DDG, both of whom are also behind new developments at 8 Octavia and 400 Grove. The firms' websites list a target completion date of 2015 for the 450 Hayes project.

For the project to move forward, however, they must first get conditional use authorization from the Planning Commission, a requirement for any project on a lot larger than 10,000 square feet. (The lot in question measures 17,399.)

The Planning Department's staff has recommended that the project be approved. This Thursday, July 11th, the Commission will consider 450 Hayes at its regular weekly hearing.

If you're interested in voicing your support or opposition, consider attending the meeting. It begins at noon at City Hall's room 400.