[maxgallery name=”800-indiana-street-construction-update”]Development is well underway for a sprawling apartment complex alongside Interstate 280 in Dogpatch. A recent visit to 800 Indiana street showed an earth and boulder strewn parcel filled with excavators and pile driving equipment. The 2.5 acre property is slated to receive a five story residential complex with 326 apartments, 211 bicycle spaces, and 260 parking spots buried in a subterranean level. A graffiti ravaged rampart, used to support I-280 as it winds its way north to Mission Bay, dominates the west side of the lot and passes below an ascending overpass that carries 22nd Street west towards Potrero Hill. It is at the bottom of this overpass where a dog park is planned to delight local dog owners.
A committee of architectural firms, which include Pyatok Architects, Mithun | Solomon, and Kennerly Architecture & Planning, were hired to design each building in the three building complex. Renderings show a motley of low-rise buildings with simple rectangular lines and traditional facades. A few words to describe the renderings: banal, bland, and dated. A design three decades passed that stands against the winds of $3,500 median rents, bay area population growth, and the current housing crisis. The expansive site could hold triple the amount of units in a taller less sprawling building while still leaving plenty of open space. We are additionally displeased with the apparent lack of ground retail that could further enliven a desolate and sleepy stretch of Indiana Street. Everyone loves a corner coffee shop, right?
The building’s upper floors will be framed in wood and be supported by reinforced concrete first floor, basement, and foundation mat. Wood goes up swiftly and judging by current progress the project should wrap up by early 2017. [maxgallery name=”800-indiana-street-renderings”]