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942 Mission St. (Under Construction) – San Francisco – 94103 – 13/14

942 Mission St. (Under Construction) – San Francisco – 94103 – 13/14

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Construction Begins on 15-Story Hotel Located at Former Porn Studio Site

Construction has begun on a new Hampton Inn in the Mid-Market neighborhood. The hotel, located at 942 Mission St, a site known for formerly housing a porn studio, will feature 174 hotel rooms distributed among 15-stories. The building will be 6-floors high along Mission Street, and 5 along Jessie Street, the rear terminus of the building, with the 15-floor tower located mid-block. A green roof will also top the Mission Street elevation. With its location near Mint Plaza and Moscone Center, the hotel is expected to be a mid-priced alternative to the pricier hotels in the area, such as the Intercontinental and the St. Regis. This is the first of 2 hotels planned to rise in the area, with 250 Fourth St having been unanimously approved by the Planning Commission recently. -Michael Conrad

Ground has been broken on a new Hampton Inn in San Francisco’s South of Market area, at 942 Mission St. According to Curbed, it will stand at 15 stories, have 174 rooms, and feature a green rooftop and ground-level retail. It will also fill the space once dedicated to a very different kind of economic activity.

Mission Street from Fifth to Sixth is changing as a big crane aids the building of a 15-story Hampton Inn.
By Carl Nolte

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The proposed project would include the demolition of a vacant two‐story‐over‐basement, 30‐foot‐tall, approximately 25,000‐square‐foot (sq. ft.) office and commercial building, and
construction of a 15‐story, 152‐foot‐tall, approximately 79,265‐sq. ft. hotel. The proposed
building would include an 8,000 sq. ft. basement, 3,240 sq. ft. of ground‐floor retail space, 4,025
sq. ft. of ground‐floor circulation and building service space, and 72,000 square feet of hotel
space on floors two through 15, for a gross floor area of 79,265 sq. ft. and a building total of
87,265 sq. ft. The project sponsor would request a 50‐foot passenger loading space on Jessie
Street. No off‐street parking or loading would be provided. The project requires Conditional
Use authorization under Planning Code Section 216(b)(i), Hotel, and a Determination of
Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (Permit Review in the C‐3 District) with an
exception under Section 309(a)(2) from the ground‐level wind current requirement. The
Planning Department has made an initial determination that 47,000 square feet of the proposed
hotel uses would be subject to the requirements of the Planning Code’s Housing for Large‐Scale
Development (Section 413), and Child‐Care Requirements for Office and Hotel Development
Projects (Section 414). The proposed project would require purchase of transferable development
rights (TDR) pursuant to Planning Code Section 128, Transfer of Development Rights in C‐3
Districts, and building permits from the Department of Building Inspection. This project lies
within the C‐3‐G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 160‐F Height and Bulk District.

San Francisco — Layton Construction Co., Inc. has begun construction on a new Hampton Inn in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood, helping to revive the once run-down district.
Located at 942 Mission St., the 15-story 88,000-square-foot, 174-room hotel is being constructed on a tight 7,500-square-foot site, measuring only 150 feet by 50 feet.
Layton completed demolition of a 2-story building previously on the site earlier this year. During excavation, workers unearthed footings of buildings pre-dating the historic 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire which decimated the district and much of the city.
With such close proximity to neighboring buildings, the Layton team had to underpin and reinforce two adjacent buildings as part of the excavation process. The site is so cramped, that the project material lay-down area and location of the tower crane is in six leased parking spaces in an adjoining parking lot.
Layton is building the hotel with cast-in-place concrete and an exterior clad in insulated metal wall panels and terra cotta panels with glazing.
The hotel will help revitalize an area of the city where development had been halted since the 1980s in an attempt to safeguard low-income housing, the result of which was an increasingly decaying area.
The hotel construction costs are $19 million.
As of May 2013, the building was the only hotel under construction in the city. Construction is set to take 18 months and will be completed mid-summer 2014.




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