291 Housing Units Proposed for Mariposa Street
Last November a proposal was submitted to the San Francisco Planning Department to demolish three one-story industrial buildings across the street from Jackson Playground and replace them with two mixed commercial and residential buildings. The application was filed by William A. Witte, the authorized agent for the property owners, Michelle MacKenzie-Menendez and the Takayuki Itakura and Rieko Itakura Revocable Trust. The proposed project would include 5,300 square feet of commercial space and 291 residential units. Basement level parking would accommodate 235 vehicles.
Based on the proposal, the Planning Department determined that a transportation study is required to proceed with the project, since it would generate an estimated 3,262 new daily trips, roughly 500 of which would be during peak evening traffic hours. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission found that the site might have the potential to flood during rainstorms In addition to the transportation and drainage studies, an environmental review of the proposal development will have to be conducted.
According to Julian BaЦales, Planning Department manager, the initial assessment “…is actually all we have on the site, there is no formal submittal. It is our official response to an unofficial project. We can’t speculate about if the project will be submitted or when it will be built. With that said, there is nothing official. Until there is a formally submitted project this is just a preliminary assessment.”
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