San Francisco-based Handel Architects has partnered with Oryx to design 1001 Van Ness Avenue. The design aims to respond collectively to the surrounding structures with architecture scaled to reflect each of the building’s street frontages on Van Ness, Myrtle and O’Farrell.  The proposed building, along with its historic neighbor across Van Ness – 1000 Van Ness – will act as a gateway to both Cathedral Hill and the central Van Ness corridor.

Activating Myrtle Street will be an attractive residential entry and a series of townhomes across from the historic Myrtle Flats townhomes.  The project is also placing ground floor retail space along Van Ness and O’Farrell to further activate the sidewalks and bring a human connection to the main streets fronting the project.

Located in the Van Ness Special Use District (SUD), this project will not exceed the 130 foot height limit specified by the SUD and will remain below the allowable floor-to-area ratio for the site.

Below are a series of renderings that convey the existing conditions and plans for the proposed development.