1001 Van Ness Avenue Rendering


1001 Van Ness Avenue

Welcome to the 1001 Van Ness construction website. We are pleased to announce plans to begin construction of a new senior residential care facility in your neighborhood. The Project includes demolition of the existing four-story television studio/office building and the construction of a new senior residential care facility containing assisted living units, common areas and supportive services, retail uses on the ground floor along Van Ness Avenue, and onsite vehicle and bicycle parking spaces.


The City and County of San Francisco has lifted restrictions on all construction projects, and we continue to actively monitor developments in regard to COVID-19, strictly complying with the latest guidelines. Safety is always our primary concern and we have remained in near constant contact with our Building Trade partners as well as regulatory agencies to institute all recommended safety measures including: increased hand washing stations throughout the construction site, daily health and temperature checks of our workers, and implementing social distancing measures and protections to maintain a safe, clean working environment and adapt to this ever-evolving situation.

Construction Updates

Construction of the 1001 Van Ness senior assisted living community began in October 2019 and is expected to conclude in winter 2021. Those traveling around the site are advised to stay alert and allow for more travel time during construction. There will be occasional lane and road closures throughout the course of construction to accommodate for major construction activities.

There will be occasional closures of the northern Franklin Street sidewalk during major construction activities.


Tower Crane & Main Hoist (1 Year)

  • The tower crane was dismantled in the end of January
  • The main hoist was dismantled in the end of March


Concrete Structure (300 days)

  • The structural concrete pours are complete


Structural Steel (150 days)

  • Structural steel erection is complete


Facade (300 days)

  • Curtain wall, tile, and brick installation is complete
  • Exterior metal panel and stone installation is ongoing


Waterproofing (100 days)

  • Waterproofing activities are ongoing at grade level


Landscaping & Site Work (150 days)

  • Concrete topping slab placement is complete
  • Sidewalks, curbs, and gutters are complete
  • Sidewalk paver installation at Van Ness Ave. is ongoing


Interior (320 days)

  • Interior framing, drywall and insulation activities are complete
  • Interior unit and amenity finish and appliance installation is complete
  • Interior painting is complete

It is a priority to communicate with our neighbors and, to the best of our ability, to minimize the impact of our construction on you. To this end, we would like to share the following information about our construction-related activities:

  • Normal working hours for the project will be 7:00am to 8:00pm, Monday through Sunday
  • Due to daytime traffic congestion and limited street access from Van Ness, O’Farrell and Myrtle Street, the various utility providers and underground service subcontractors must install underground utilities during off-hours. This work, when scheduled, will occur between 8:00pm and 4:00am.
  • SFMTA restricts street lane closures on O’Farrell Street from 9:00am to 3:00pm requiring early start times for off-haul.
  • Please be aware that there is work to be performed during the off-hours period of 8:00pm to 7:00am that is NOT associated with the 1001 Van Ness project. Examples of such work are road work related to the Van Ness Improvement Project, as well as other street work and underground utility work or repairs. These activities are performed in off-peak traffic hours for reasons of worker safety, as well as easing of traffic congestion. The 1001 Van Ness Project Team attempts to keep local residents informed of our scheduled activities during the day as well as off-hours activities, but we do not have control over, nor the ability to provide information for, other projects in the area.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all trucks and equipment (such as forklifts) to have audible alarms that sound when vehicles are backing-up. While this can be considered a nuisance, it is vital to ensure the safety of workers on the site.
  • OSHA also required that a horn be sounded when a load is being hoisted by a crane overhead to make workers aware of potential hazards.
  • The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City of San Francisco requires oversize loads to be delivered between the hours of 12:00am and 6:00am. Oversize load deliveries will be limited to driving trucks on site, rolling equipment off trucks, and driving trucks off site. Regular noise generating construction hours are 7:00am to 8:00pm, and we will make every effort to work within these hours.
  • At times, night noise permits are required to allow us to start before 7:00am and/or finish after 8:00pm. This is due to regulations put in place by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which limits the hours when we are allowed to utilize city streets, large oversize loads that need to be off public streets by 5:00am, or the safety of our workers. We will also be performing preparation work and smaller deliveries off hours, but will maintain noise levels as required by local regulations and will minimize site lighting.


The following timeline details the key milestone activities scheduled through 2021.

By the Numbers


127 ft








8,000 sq ft

1001 Van Ness Avenue

For general questions or comments, please call our construction hotline at 415-226-1127 or email 1001VanNessAve@gmail.com.