What is 1601 Mariposa?
As proposed, 1601 is a LEED SILVER-certified development located at the base of Potrero Hill, bordered by Mariposa Street to the north, Carolina Street to west, 18th Street to the south, and Arkansas Street to the east. The majority of the site was formerly occupied by the MacKenzie Warehouse, which has relocated to a new location in San Francisco.
Current plans call for 299 residential units, down from the originally proposed 320. 60 of the rental units will be affordable, which represents 20 percent of the project – current requirements are to provide 14.4% affordable. The project also features approximately 3,900 square feet of Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) space, roughly 4,100 square feet for a new restaurant or cafe, and 1,400 square feet of general retail space.
One of the hallmark features of 1601 Mariposa will be its beautiful, publicly accessible greenway, which will allow for open space and pedestrian access from Mariposa Street through to 18th Street. We have also included a new east-west passageway requested by the community that will significantly improve neighborhood connectivity.
How has the project changed from the last time I saw the design?
We have taken great care to incorporate the feedback we’ve received from the community – and we’re confident it’s resulted in a better project.
Most notably, 1601 Mariposa will now include:
- Fewer units – plans now call for 299 units, down from previously proposed 320.
- 20% on site affordable housing, an increase over the 14.4% requirement.
- An increased setback from Live Oak School. The distance between the buildings has been increased from 10 feet to nearly 40 feet.
- A new, publically accessible east-west passageway that will enhance neighborhood connectivity.
- Dedicated PDR space, which not only celebrates Potrero Hill’s manufacturing past, but will substantially reduce projected traffic to-and-from 1601 Mariposa.
- An additional garage entrance to better distribute residents’ car trips.
- A financial contribution to MTA to provide a traffic signal for the intersection at Mariposa and Pennsylvania; further easing traffic concerns.
What is the make-up of the residential units? Will they be available for purchase, or will they be rental units?
1601 Mariposa will feature studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments, with in-unit laundry facilities. All units will be available for rent. There is a high-demand for rental housing in San Francisco, particularly for families. The three bedroom homes have been designed specifically with at-grade entrances for families with children to access the open space. Our project offers a first-class living experience for young families and professionals in a highly-desired neighborhood of the city that has many amenities within walking distance.
How will the property be managed?
1601 Mariposa will have a full-time manager, as well as on-site staff to assist residents and liaison with the community. Related is known for immersing itself in the communities in which it builds and we look forward to being part of Potrero Hill for years to come.
How many parking spaces?
As proposed, 1601 has 249 parking spaces, including 6 car share pod spaces. We also hope to achieve 1 per-bedroom bicycle parking for residents, which greatly exceeds requirements.
Are you removing street parking?
No, in fact the project will add 3 street spaces by closing up existing curb cuts.
Does the project have a design I can see?
For several months, we’ve been meeting with members of the community and encouraging feedback on our proposal. Our new layout hopefully reflects the feedback we have received from the community. New images can be seen at www.1601mariposa.com/design/design-images-and-sketches/.
Will Live Oak School be affected?
The school is not a part of the development and will not be relocating. We’ve had extensive negotiations with the school and have modified the features of our project to address the school’s concerns, most notably by increasing the distance between the project and the school from 10 feet to nearly 40 feet. The increased setback will also improve neighborhood connectivity by creating a new east-west passageway, allowing for better pedestrian circulation while increasing the project’s public open space.
Where can I find more information?
To receive more information about the project or to request a neighborhood walk or presentation by the project team you can email Evette Davis directly.