Goodbye parking lot - hello housing?
|View from 19th St.;Valencia St on right corner Image: Alain Pinel Realtor|
"NO PARKING!! LOT IS SOLD!!"
Not sure if the exclamation points are meant to call alarm to lost parking or excitement over the real estate transaction.
The lot is divided into two parts and has been used for years by City CarShare and Mission Pet Hospital and possibly other parking user. In addition, it's a very popular site for street merchants to sell their wares - whether t-shirts, used books, or jewelry.
Upon research of this site, 3500 19th Street, we find SocketSite reported 1 1/2 years ago that the lot had been approved for
"Conditional Use authorization for a five-story building with 17 dwelling units, 17 parking spaces, and 2,958 square feet of retail"
We welcome more housing development. However we
Now let's hope City CarShare and Mission Pet Hospital have other options. Cherin's parking lot, are you there? or do I need to talk to the Farina Brothers?
UPDATE: the fencing around the property has been covered in blue tarping. No more signs as shown above. Maybe the project is moving along quickly. That would be unusual for San Francisco and its slow housing approval-locals fight housing-developer finally gets approval process. At lease we're not Marin.
UPDATE October 2012: Construction has reached the 2nd Floor. Read more, see pics, and see the political connection in "2nd Floor Reaches Elections."
|Image: Alain Pinel Realtors|