2001 Market Street has arrived! As I drove down Market Street this morning, I noticed that the scaffolding from the Market street side has finally been removed. Below are a few pictures I was able to quickly grab:
If you’ve been keeping track, you’ll know that 2001 Market will soon be home to a Whole Foods on the ground floor (sucks to be the Safeway across the street, but I’ve thought of it as the sketchy-safeway for quite some time).
You may also remember that the building was originally proposed as condo homes for sale, but that the developer changed their mind and has decided to rent the homes for the time being. The building was built as a condominium, so the homes can be sold individually, and it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see the homes for sale in 10 years – right after the developer’s 10 year warranty period expires!
The building is being leased as 38 Dolores, and from the developer’s website the building seems to be light on amenities and heavy on… location. To paraphrase the developer’s website, “there’s a grocery store on the ground floor, and you can walk to almost anything. Did we mention our great walk score and the great views you’ll have?”
What are your thoughts on 2001 Market/38 Dolores? Did it turn out like you were expecting? Uglier? Prettier?
San Francisco has a reputation for bold people that settle on bland architecture, and from what I’ve seen of 2001 Market St., I’d say that’s a pretty reasonable assessment of this building. Nothing groundbreaking, but not so beige that it immediately fades into the land of the forgotten. And for all of you that hate the color orange on the exterior of SF condo buildings, you’ll be happy to know that no color orange was involved in the creation of 2001 Market St, aka 38 Dolores!