News Article: Height cut for 35-story residential tower

As reported by Hannah Norman in the San Francisco Business Times and by SocketSite, BUILD’s 469 Stevenson project has submitted updated plans that reduce the proposed height of the building from 366 feet down to 284 feet.

We have also released new renderings of the revised building, which is currently planned to include 468 new apartments.

News Article: BUILD Plans to Replace SOMA Nordstrom Parking...

In "BUILD Plans to Replace SOMA Nordstrom Parking Lot in San Francisco with 31-Story Mixed-Use Development", Meghan Hall of The Registry describes BUILD's most recent housing development effort at 469 Stevenson Street.

As described in the article, the project is still very early in the entitlement process but represents one more way that BUILD is working to directly address the Bay Area's housing crises by providing more homes. Meghan quotes BUILD's managing director, Lou Vasquez in the article: "We have a housing crisis, the effect is purely positive in creating new housing. We are taking what is a parking lot now and putting a few hundred rental homes in its place."



News Article: "New spots opening on 6th Street..."

This San Francisco Chronicle article by J.K. Dineen highlights the new retail stores and companies that are making San Francisco's 6th Street their home. While 6th Street is often seen as a particularly "blighted" area in the city, its new businesses seem to be drawn to its "eclectic liveliness", affordability, and true "city" feel. 

New companies and restaurants highlighted in the article include:

  • Thrasher (skateboard magazine and apparel company)
  • Create Skate (skateboard store)
  • Pentacle (cafe and art gallery)
  • Rumpus Room (bar)
  • Falafel Ness (kosher Middle Eastern restaurant)
  • Chabad SoMa Shul: Positively Sixth Street (community center and synagogue)
  • Frena (kosher bakery)
  • A Nepalese restaurant by Binita Pradhan

News Articles re: 469 Stevenson PPA

BUILD recently submitted our Preliminary Planning Application (PPA) for the project at 469 Stevenson Street, which proposes 454 homes in a new, 35-story, residential building on what is currently a surface parking lot. Our proposal has stimulated a couple of news articles in local publications:

"Build, Vanke aim for 35-story residential tower on Mid-Market parking lot in San Francisco"

Blanca Torres, in this article from the San Francisco Business Times, describes BUILD's new project at 469 Stevenson Street. Blanca quoted BUILD's Lou Vasquez about BUILD's efforts to help address the chronic housing shortage in San Francisco as well as our ongoing conversations with the community to make sure that this will be a project that advances our mission of fostering thriving places. 

"Nordstrom Aims To Use Density Bonus To Build 35 Stories At SoMa Parking Lot"

Carrie Sisto, in this article from Hoodline, describes BUILD's new project at 469 Stevenson Street, including a discussion of the use of the state density bonus on the site to increase the total amount of housing that can be built based on the amount of on-site affordable housing. This article also quotes BUILD's Lou Vasquez regarding our community engagement process.

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469 Stevenson

SOMA, San Francisco

LOCATION: 469 Stevenson Street (SOMA, San Francisco)

DESCRIPTION: 469 Stevenson is currently the service parking lot for Nordstrom. BUILD is just beginning the process of getting to know the neighborhood and understand the potential to transform this surface parking lot into thoughtful homes for San Franciscans.

We have submitted a Preliminary Planning Application with design concepts from architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) that include 467 homes with a range of unit types in a single, 28-story tower. We welcome feedback and input from neighbors and other interested community members.