It's been some time since we last checked in on 1545 Pine Street, a new 12-story condo building that just held its official groundbreaking. In that time, the development was sold by Trumark Urban to Pacific Eagle, but the new owner hasn't changed much about the Arquitectonica-designed building. It willbring 103 condos—down from 123—to Pine between Van Ness and Polk, just a block and a half away from Whole Foods and its adjacent Rockwell development.
Residents will gain access to amenities like outdoor patios, a dog-washing facility, fire pits, and barbecue stations. One of the three retail spaces on the ground floor will go to the Lower Polk Community Benefit District, which will put in a gallery for local artists alongside its own operations. The developer is also taking part in efforts to activate local alleyways, including Austin Alley, which backs 1545 Pine. When complete, the development will have a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom condos. Sales are expected to start next year, and the building will be open to residents by early 2017.
Credit: Tracy Elsen