Crews Break Ground For New Residential Building At 36th & Balboa

Crews Break Ground For New Residential Building At 36th & Balboa
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By Camden Avery - Published on October 04, 2016.

Contractors have officially broken ground on a new housing development slated for the Outer Richmond, at 700 36th Balboa Ave.

The lot—known for years as "that place where you can buy a Christmas tree"—was initially marked for development back in 2013, said Planning Department senior planner David Lindsay. That's when the development proposal went through the neighborhood notification process.

Rendering: Shatara Architecture, Inc.

Lindsay said that the project, pictured above in a rendering by Shatara Architecture Inc., is "a new four-story mixed-use building with six residential units above ground-floor commercial space."

The building, as designed, is slated to include a basement garage. The ground-floor business suggested in the designs is a restaurant, though it remains to be seen what will actually occupy the space.

A rendering of the western elevation. | Drawing: Shatara Architecture, Inc.

Drawings for the site also include street tree plantings, roof access, and retaining a backyard for residents of the building, which will occupy a quarter of the lot.

According to blueprints, the units will all be three-floor townhouses; the garage will have space for nine cars and stalls for five bicycles.