The Hanover Company
Located on Harrison between 7th and 8th Streets, the project fulfills the vision of the Western SoMa Area Plan, transforming the auto-oriented site to a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use development. The building is designed to complement the varied mix of architectural styles and commercial and residential uses that define the South of Market community. Approximately 6,600 square feet of ground foor commercial with accessory residential space fronting Harrison Street and Berwick Place will offer new local services for residents and neighbors. Green features will include solar power and on-site water reuse systems, and the project will be will be Green Point Rated.
Introducing elements that effectively improve the mid-block alley experience is a key objective of the Western SoMa Area Plan. The project proposes a new publicly accessible pedestrian mid-block alley through the project to connect Harrison Street to Hallam and Folsom Streets. The alley will feature active ground floor uses, courtyards, landscaping and residential stoops to provide an interactive pedestrian experience through the alley. The project proposes a walkable, human-scaled environment and a vibrant public realm. The enhanced pedestrian alleyway connection, wider sidewalks and new greenery along Harrison Street all contribute to a more pedestrian-scale experience in and around the development.
This location is both walkable and bike-friendly, offering close proximity to jobs in SoMa, Civic Center and downtown, and easy access to MUNI and BART. The project will provide bike parking in excess of the Planning Code, and will contain various amenities to promote bicycle usage.