399 Fremont Street is a proposed 122 m (400 ft) residential skyscraper in the Rincon Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California, The tower is planned to have 452 residential units on 41 floors.
As part of the Rincon Hill Plan adopted in August 2005, the parcels at 375 Fremont and 399 Fremont were zoned for either two 250-foot (76 m) residential towers, or one 400-foot (120 m) tower. On June 15, 2006, the San Francisco Planning Commission approved the demolition of the existing buildings and the construction of a 400-foot (120 m) residential tower by developer Fifield Realty Corp.
Initially designed by Richard Keating Architecture, the development was approved for 432 residential units with 432 parking spaces in four underground levels. The project was marketed as The Californian on Rincon Hill by Fifield. By 2007, however, Fifield was reportedly looking to sell the development. Demolition of the existing buildings took place in February 2008. In 2009, Fifield changed the name of the project to Echelon on Rincon Hill.
After two years without starting construction, the Planning Commission granted a 12-month extension of its approvals until June 15, 2009. The extension also increased the number of units to 452, while decreasing the number of parking spaces to 238. Additional 12-month extensions were granted in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In 2012, developers OliverMcMillan and UDR acquired the project from Fifield. After being redesigned by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, another 12-month extension was granted, expiring June 15, 2013. In January 2013, UDR acquired OliverMcMillan’s remaining 7.5% stake in the project. The total cost of the land parcel was US$52.2 million. Building permits were issued in June 2013.
According to planning documents, the building will rise 400 ft (120 m) to the roof line, exclusive of mechanical screening structures, which makes the tower’s total height somewhat taller.
|399 Fremont Street|
|Alternative names||375 Fremont Street
The Californian on Rincon Hill
Echelon on Rincon Hill
|Location||355-399 Fremont Street
San Francisco, California
|Coordinates||37.7872°N 122.3921°WCoordinates: 37.7872°N 122.3921°W|
|Roof||122 m (400 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Solomon Cordwell Buenz|
|Structural engineer||Magnusson Klemencic Associates|
|Number of units||452|