Gone are many of the old structures and empty lots that once dominated SoMa’s west side, replaced with residential buildings such as 1401 Mission, 1400 Mission, and the Panoramic. And with these new buildings, the retail activity, increased foot traffic, and street vitality have started following. Projects such as 5M and the cluster of planned towers around Van Ness and Market Street indicate more big developments are on the way. But what about the smaller lesser known developments? On a recent walk up Seventh Street, I stumbled upon 119 7th Street, a corner lot filled with unsettled dirt and heavy construction machinery. Let’s take a closer look at the future plans for this property.
It is unclear whether Architecture International, the architect for the previous owners, has been retained under Guangzhou R&F Properties. The project’s current architect was called into question when a new set of renderings, different from the illustrations in the original city planning docs, were found and credited to SB Architects.