San Francisco

7-Unit Residential Building Proposed At Upper Haight's Cha Cha Cha

It looks like the Upper Haight's skyline might be due for an extremely rare addition. If an application filed this spring goes through, the Haight will add its first brand new housing stock in quite a while, on the same lot that housesĀ Cha Cha Cha.

The proposed development at 1801 Haight St. (at Shrader) would leave Cha Cha Cha untouched, using the vacant lot behind the restaurant to construct a new four-floor mixed use building.

A close-up of the east elevation (Shrader Street) from plans on file with city planning. Cha Cha Cha is to the right. | Image: SF Planning

The structure would add seven market-rate apartments, and a 400-square-foot street-level commercial space.

The project is currently in the pre-application, "preliminary assessment" phase, which allows the city to provide feedback on the proposal before an actual application is filed.

SF Planning's Pedro Peterson said the agency expects to complete a reply to the proposal by early May. We'll keep you posted as the project progresses.


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