The building boom continues in the Castro, with foundation work for two mixed-use apartment buildings breaking ground at 2198 Market St.
The two buildings will be home to 87 rental units, with the Market Street-facing property including ground-floor retail and underground parking. The building on the corner will rise to 65 feet on Market Street and drop to 40 feet along Sanchez.
According to the Duboce Triangle Neighborhood Association newsletter, the DTNA and other neighborhood organizations were able to negotiate with Greystar Development, the project developer, to make 12 percent of the building (approximately 10-11 units) on-site affordable housing. Original plans were for the developer to pay into to the city's fund for affordable housing in lieu of including affordable housing on-site.
Back in April, Socketsite published some renderings of the final plans, which we've included below. A few weeks ago, construction crews were out removing the familiar ClearChannel advertising sign that will soon be covered by the new build.
Plans for a sidewalk bulb-out have also approved for the west side of Sanchez Street, which may make crossing the wide intersection that joins 15th Street, Market Street and Sanchez Street less precarious.
In the meantime, with 2175 Market St. just wrapping up across the street, get ready for tighter sidewalks on the north side of Market as construction crews gear up.