[maxgallery name=”1450-franklin-street-construction-winter-update”]Towering above the low-rise building landscape of Western Addition, the steel skeletal frame of a 13th story condominium complex now stands at the intersection of Franklin and Bush Street. Compared to a visit last spring, contractor Johnstone Moyer has made significant progress to the overall structure with the building now nearly topped out. The roughly 130 foot building, located at 1450 Franklin Street, is planned to accommodate 67 residential units, 1472 sq. feet of commercial space, and 73 underground parking spaces.
A notable aspect of the building’s design includes application of a prefabricated internal frame system that requires bolts and collar connections for onsite assembly rather than more conventional welding. The manufacturer claims their system’s installation is faster and safer, and the finished frame is lighter and more seismically sound, when compared to competitive steel and reinforced concrete frames.
The project sponsor is currently Pacific Heights Franklin Partners LLC, a company created by members of Village Properties. City documents show the project to have a completion date somewhere between late 2015 and early 2016.