Renderings For New Buildings Reveal Octavia Corridor's Future Look

Photo: Jared Schwartz/Hoodline
By Jared Schwartz - Published on July 02, 2014.
In the past few months, we've shared information about several new residential or mixed-use buildings being constructed in the neighborhood. We recognize that it's hard to keep track of everything going on, so we want to do a quick recap of what's being built where, as well as share drawings for two buildings that were recently revealed. 

(Photo: Google Maps)

Check out the above map, then click on the letters below to see specific Hoodline coverage about each project:

A: NEMA Part 2 takes over Honda dealership [Market + Van Ness]
B: Flax potentially replaced by condos [Market + Valencia]
C: 8 Octavia [Market + Octavia]
D: New building plus a beer hall [Octavia + Page]
E: Micro-apartments replacing Community Garden [Octavia + Lily]
F: Avalon Bay apartments replaced Hayes Valley Farm [Laguna + Oak]
G: Condos replacing Hayes & Kebab [Hayes + Laguna]
H: 300 Ivy recently completed [Gough + Ivy]
I: 400 Grove moving along [Gough + Grove]
J: 388 Fulton getting started [Grove + Fulton]
K: Ground broken on new building [Hayes + Polk] 

As promised, we want to share the renderings for two projects that we recently wrote about. Below you'll find more information about condos replacing Hayes & Kebab (G) and micro-apartments replacing the Community Garden (E).

Cisco Home, Hayes & Kebab, and their expansive outdoor dining area will soon become a 5-story mixed-use building with commercial space on the ground floor and residential units above. 

The architect for the new project is SF-based Sternberg Benjamin Architects. Here are some pictures from their site of what the exterior of the building will look like. The first picture is from the viewpoint of Suppenküche, and the second one is from Noir Lounge. 

According to SocketSite, the condos will average 1,080 square feet per unit and the building will be angled in the back to allow for sunlight. 

(Photo: Socketsite)

You may have heard by now that the parcels of land on Octavia on either side of Lily Street are going to become two very narrow buildings with a mix of regular and micro apartments. 

The first building is called "The Karl" and will be constructed on Octavia between Lily and Oak. It will have 34 units averaging 174 square feet and will look like this (all renderings below via SocketSite):

This picture shows the layout of the average unit in The Karl:

Directly next to this building will be a similar one called "The Neapolitan." Built on Octavia between Lily and Page, it will be a little larger with 22 units of 2-bedrooms or studio apartments. It's being designed by Macy Architecture and the exterior along Octavia will look like this:

The corner of Octavia and Lily will become busier with several businesses on the ground floor:

When you combine these two buildings with the new residential building going in one block south on the corner of Page Street, the Octavia corridor will soon look something like this:

While we didn't cover every single project in the past year, we tried our best to highlight major ones in the past few months. If you have any comments about the buildings above, or questions about things you want us to look into, let us know below. 
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