8-Story Apartment Building To Replace Post & Leavenworth Wash & Fold

The building formerly occupied by Unique Cleaners at 820 Post St. will be razed to make way for new apartments, under plans recently filed with the San Francisco Planning Department.

Current building at 820 Post St. | Photo: Carrie Sisto/Hoodline

In August, the building was sold for more than $1.5 million and the dry cleaner closed in November. According to Socketsite, the closure came after the business's rent was increased under the new ownership.

On December 14th, Elevation Architects filed plans to construct a new 80-foot, eight-story building on the site, with 12 apartments and a 1,150-square-foot ground-floor commercial space. The plans include one "affordable" unit and 11 market-rate units—ten 1-bedroom units and two 2-bedrooms.

The existing 16-foot-tall building was deemed ineligible for the National Historic Register in 1991, according to the Planning Department’s records. Only the cornice of the original facade remains, and it is not in the best condition.

The cornice is all that remains of the building's original facade. | PHOTO: CARRIE SISTO/HOODLINE

Based on the plans filed this month, it does not appear the builders intend to attempt to retain the cornice. 

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