The ADCO Group is proposing a residential building at 1481 Post Street (between Octavia and Gough Streets) that will improve the architectural and urban design character of Cathedral Hill by replacing the existing above-grade parking garage (fronting Geary and Post St.) with ground floor open space, a garden, a cafe´, fitness center and other active uses. The project will include streetscape improvements and open spaces that will ultimately increase pedestrian activity, enhance neighborhood connectivity and serve neighborhood residents and workers, San Franciscans, and Cathedral Hill visitors.
1481 Post Street will increase the City’s supply of housing with a desirable range of unit sizes. Roughly half of the 262 units will be 2 bedrooms or larger to accommodate families.
The 1481 Post Street project will help create as many as 52 additional affordable homes in San Francisco.
The 1481 Post Street building will be a 36 story iconic residential tower, reaching 416 feet at the architectural crown. The building was designed to be taller than the adjacent Sequoias Tower of 303 feet (at its peak) in order to create an appropriately varied skyline that accentuates and follows the existing rhythm of the City's topography, consistent with San Francisco General Plan for Urban Design. 1481 Post follows these principles for the City Pattern which calls for tall slender buildings to be situated at the tops of hills, with low buildings in valleys, in order to accentuate the form of the hills.
1481 Post Street will be at the highest point on Geary Boulevard. As part of the entitlement process we will submit an application for a height map amendment from 240 feet, plus allowable18 feet bulkhead height.
1481 Post Street is designed with the objective to minimize any traffic and parking effects in the area. This objective will be analyzed comprehensively within the City's Environmental Impact Report as we proceed with the approval process. A key benefit to this project is its location on a transit rich corridor; which will only be improved by the proposed Geary and Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit systems.
1481 Post Street is designed to include one off street parking space per residential unit, as well as one off street bike parking space per residential unit; all of which has been incorporated into the design in order to minimize any affect on existing street parking. Additionally onsite car share program and offstreet loading zone for commercial vehicles all contribute to the same goal of minimizing any street parking affects.
The 1481 Post Street Team has incorporated design elements, including the SF Better Streets Plan, that improve the streetscape design and create an enlivened pedestrian friendly corridor connecting the future home of CPMC at Van Ness on the east to Japantown on the west. The project’s pedestrian benefits include:
• Well-lit Integrated landscape plans
• Ground level amenities to bring more “eyes on the street”
• New outdoor spaces that will contribute to increased pedestrian activity and ultimately to a livelier neighborhood atmosphere
• Removal of curbcuts at busy intersections allowing safer pedestrian access to Saint Mary’s Cathedral and other points south
• Adding sidewalk bulb-outs to create shorter and safer distances to cross intersections
• Participating in public upgrades, such as new pedestrian countdown signals, to aid in an overall safer pedestrian experience
The City's Draft Environmental Impact Report was published on July 30, 2014. The DEIR comprehensively analyzed all environmental impacts, including traffic, wind and shadow and no significant negative impacts were found. You can read more about it HERE.
The design of 1481 Post Street is a collaborative work between New York-based SLCE Architects and San Francisco-based MWA Architects. The joint expertise of these two reputable architectural firms have created a modern yet contextual design appropriate for the site. The Tom Leader Studio is the landscape designer for the project. You can read more about them on the Team page.
The ADCO Group, a premier real estate and financial services organization, has been actively involved as a steadfast and committed supporter of San Francisco for over 40 years. Throughout those years ADCO has been a significant stakeholder in Cathedral Hill, and in fact, its roots in San Francisco began in this very neighborhood. ADCO has had extensive experience building housing in mixed-use neighborhoods in San Francisco – including Cathedral Hill Plaza (1333 Gough Street), Cathedral Hill Tower (1200 Gough Street), Museum Parc (300 Third Street), and Normandy Apartments (1155 Ellis Street), and understands the importance of respecting the past while building for the future. You can read more about the ADCO Group on the Team page.
Creating environmentally conscious, transit oriented homes and
a vibrant pedestrian experience on Cathedral Hill.