[maxgallery id=”5674″]It has been more than a decade since the Central Freeway north of Market Street surrendered to the hammers and jaws of demolition equipment. Despite a portion of the downed freeway becoming the tree lined Octavia Boulevard and Patricia’s Green park, much of the empty space north of Hayes Street has remained parking lots. With the added pressure from today’s real estate market surge and new zoning from the Market & Octavia Plan, these lots have begun to transform into residential complexes and are contributing to Hayes Valley’s renaissance. One of these parking lots at the intersection of Gough and Grove Street is currently under development by owners DM Development and DDG. The new building, 400 Grove Street, will be a 5 story complex featuring 34 residential units, two courtyards, and a contemporary exterior design. The building renderings by Fougeron Architecture show the exterior to have board and batten wood siding, angled in patterns resembling a stretched accordion. Large window insets on the building’s street facing sides lend to an overall open and modern exterior appearance.
A recent walk by found crews working on the installation of the first floor’s concrete vertical support columns. With ground broken late last year, the project’s 14 to 16 month schedule will bring construction completion sometime in the spring of 2015.