Oryx Partners is pleased to announce that the 1001 Van Ness Avenue project received unanimous approval from the San Francisco Planning Commission on Thursday, October 20, 2016. We would like to thank all the neighbors that expressed support for the project. Our plan is to begin the permitting process immediately with demolition and construction tentatively scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2017 and be completed in the first half of 2019.


Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to the 1001 Van Ness website, designed and created to keep neighbors informed about our proposed development. Just like our project, this site is a living effort, one that will evolve as the proposed project evolves, so that we can continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information and an easy way to contact us.

Oryx Partners is pleased to present its most current plans to replace the former KRON building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue with a striking new residential building offering townhomes, flats, street-level retail, and a significantly enhanced pedestrian experience along our Van Ness, Myrtle and O’Farrell frontages. The project aims to create a more lively, welcoming environment for residents and neighbors.  The design by Handel Architects embraces the urban fabric of the district and in particular the Van Ness corridor.

The proposal calls for a 14-story building with multiple landscaped and hardscaped roof areas, including a sizable 1,600 square foot green roof, and two separate roof decks totaling over 9,000 square feet which will be visible from buildings throughout Cathedral Hill.  Plans include the activation of Myrtle Street with an attractive residential entry and series of townhomes across from the historic Myrtle Flats townhomes that date back to the early 1900s. Further revitalizing Myrtle Street will be new street trees, decorative pavers, upgraded lighting, enhanced planting strips and concrete seat-wall elements for pedestrians. Streetscape improvements along the perimeter of the building and 5,100 square feet of ground floor retail on Van Ness and O’Farrell create a welcoming environment offering new, neighborhood-serving retail options for residents, shoppers and neighbors.

Oryx is proud that this project is the result of over two years of meetings with neighbors, soliciting input from the community to ensure that the final proposal reflects the community’s vision and helps bring a sense of place to the central Van Ness corridor. 

If you are interested in learning more about our proposal, or have comments or questions, we would love to hear from you. We are dedicated to making 1001 Van Ness a wonderful place to live, and a welcome part of the neighborhood.


JC, Laura and John
Oryx Partners LLC

At a Glance


estimated residential units

5,100 sq ft

retail space


total parking spaces


bicycle parking spaces

11,800 sq ft

open space (approx.)

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