New Homes in San Francisco – Residential Homes (Under Construction) – 21/28
333 Fremont St.
Another large development is steadily climbing in the construction-happy Rincon Hill neighborhood. 333 Fremont, an 8-story development by City Core/Swinerton, located between Folsom and Harrison is situated close to other higher-profile projects such as One Rincon Hill and 45 Lansing. The 83-unit rental building with a 3-1/2-floor underground parking garage in being constructed on an “aggressive 20-month schedule”. Completion is expected in December 2013 and we will update you as soon as we have more unit/pricing info. -Michael Conrad
The prediction that expired projects would have to return to the city, hat in hand, to ask for permit extensions has come true, if ever so gradually. The latest is 333 Fremont, an 88-unit building in Rincon Hill that’s been in the works for nine years now. The project was approved in 2005, but City-Core Development’s entitlement expired in June 2008 with only demolition work done. Lucky for them, the city has no desire (consciously, at least) to hang on to its stubbornly empty lots, and the extension through June 2010 was approved yesterday. If and when construction starts next year, City-Core will be working amid the ghosts of the block’s almost-rans: the massive Block 8 redevelopment across the street, and neighbor The Californian on Rincon Hill. There also continues to be lingering concern over the empty lots that the city does get stuck with as approved projects continue to hibernate. Planning Commissioners are focusing a keener eye on “interim maintenance strategies” for the empty lots, which means, if nothing else, some pretty fences.