[maxgallery name=”3420-18th-street-construction”]Our Mission District wanderings recently led us past a rising concrete structure on the corner of 18th and San Carlos. Permits show Cullinane Construction is in the midsts of building out a five story condominium complex endowed with 16 housing units, 1,087 sq. ft of ground retail, and room for eight parking spaces (aided by three car stackers). Since developer David N. Sternberg is paying the city’s in-lieu fee instead of releasing two homes (12%) to the city’s BMR program, all condos are market rate.
Atari era graphical renderings leave the facade’s appearance mainly to the imagination but do illustrate the building’s somewhat unimaginative boxy shape and bulky stance. A recent visit showed foundation work and casting of the first floor’s reinforced concrete frame all but complete with work progressing on the remaining floor’s wood frames. The building is restrained by a 55 foot height and its meager 16 units will do little to abate the current housing pressures plaguing the Mission. Crews are on a relatively quick nine month construction life cycle which should place project completion sometime late this year.[maxgallery name=”3420-18th-street-renderings”]