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First Look: Mixed-Use Complex Proposed For Van Ness Corridor

Architecture firm Woods Bagot has released the proposed design for a new 265,000-square-foot mixed-use complex at 1200 Van Ness, an area of San Francisco that's buzzing with development activity.

The developer, Van Ness Post Center, plans to replace the entire former Circuit City building, which has languished on the market since the big box retailer shuttered in 2009.

Woods Bagot's design calls for commercial, retail and office space in the lower four levels with residential units rising eight stories above in an attached tower. There would also be five levels of below-ground parking.

The project would join the rebuilt $2 billion California Pacific Medical Center along Van Ness.

"1200 Van Ness will capture the energy of both the new CPMC hospital campus on Van Ness and the revitalization of the Lower Polk Street neighborhood retail corridor, providing a mix of uses that connects and enhances both districts," said Woods Bagot Principal John Britton.

The project is currently under review by the San Francisco Planning Department, the architecture firm said. The developer is tentatively shooting for an early 2017 groundbreaking.

Credit: Marlize van Romburgh