2299 Market St. – after 31 years of being a hole in the ground, it is finally showing progress towards the 18 condo homes that it will soon be.
If you aren’t familiar with the backstory on 2299 Market St. in the Castro neighborhood, the basics are:
- The site was formerly the Trinity Methodist Church, which burnt down in 1981.
- The lot was vacant for more than 30 years while various replacement projects were mulled over.
- Construction has begun on 18 condos (all market rate) above 5,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
- Plans are for eight (8) one-bedroom homes, nine (9) two-bedroom homes, and one (1)three-bedroom home.
Below is a photo gallery showing construction progress at 2299 Market St. as of October 1, 2012. Click on any image for a larger version and to see a slideshow/page through the images.
The renderings for the condos at 2299 Market St. contained – at one point in time – an allusion to an Apple Store as the ground floor retail tenant. Which, as you might expect, caused much buzz in the neighborhood. Alas, it does not appear that a designer’s dream shall come true. According to signage posted on the property, the retail tenant on the ground floor is going to be a Bank of the West. Which, obviously, is nowhere near as cool as an Apple store. But it will probably save neighborhood residents thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in impulse iPhone, iPod, and MacBook Air shopping.
As you can see from one of the detail photos above, the building is being built with post-tension concrete construction methods. This is pretty much the standard for modern construction, particularly in San Francisco condo buildings.
The project developer is Angus Mcarthy, and the architect for the five story building is ib+a architecture.