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Boasting just over 13,800 square feet per tax records, 1069–1073 Howard Street is a beautiful poured concrete industrial building located on a 3,746 square-foot rectangular lot on the southeast corner of Howard and Moss streets. It is filled with potential for investment for your place of business or for tenants. It is currently leased to a single tenant with many options for the future.

Designed by the architect, Walter C. Falch, the structure is a concrete frame industrial building designed in the Classical Revival style. The property features 3 levels over a basement, all with usable footage. The rectangular-plan building clad in smooth and scored stucco, is capped by a flat roof. It has 2 pedestrian entrances on Howard Street and both a loading dock and a separate freight elevator on Moss Street, one at street level and one at truck height.

The property is in the Western SOMA Light Industrial and Residential Historic District with a height limit of 85 feet. Bring your architect or contractor to fully understand any development potential. It is located within the Mixed Use General (MUG) Zoning District, SOMA Youth and Family Zone Special Use District (SUD), and the SOMA Special Sign District (SSD) per a San Francisco Planning Department Letter of Determination.

Originally designed and constructed to house printing presses and attendant operations, 1069–1073 Howard Street retains many qualities and characteristics embodying the historicity of the South of Market District. High ceilings, large windows, updated bathrooms, and a tastefully renovated spaces create an elegant look and feel. The building is serviced by a freight elevator, commercial electrical service, ethernet wiring throughout and comes equipped with security cameras, 2 kitchens, 5 beautiful bathrooms and more. It includes a hidden Speakeasy and wine cellar in the basement and many other interesting features.

The building is currently fully leased to a single tenant, with an option to be delivered vacant. It is currently used as a collaborative workspace for artists, photographers, designers, chefs, craft makers and other creatives, and a letterpress shop and unique retail store on its ground floor. With a walk score of 96, it is well located with access to 101 and 280 Freeways, as well as BART, MUNI, CalTrain and Bus transit options.

Development Potential

This property has a development potential of 26972 sqft!

Existing Building Area - 11250 sqft

Existing units - 0

Existing levels - 3

Existing adu(s) - 0

New Building Area - 26972 sqft (+ ~15,722 sqft)

New units - 0

New levels - 8

New adu(s) - 0

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Light industry once ruled this quiet backwater district; printing presses, welders, motorcycle repair, with a few dance spots thrown in for good measure. That is until city planners laid out a future more akin to New Your City's SOHO, where galleries and artist lofts might dominate the picture. That vision didn't quite materialize, though big changes remained just over the horizon for this centrally located enclave.

San Francisco had its dot-com explosion in the 90's and suddenly it was hip to live and work in SOMA. 3rd street saw the introduction of a major SF MOMA location, followed by Yerba Buena, and the Jewish Museum. Things very quickly shifted as multimillionaire tech-heads began populating the office spaces and lunchtime eateries, shifting the neighborhood's economic fortunes forever.

Once unremarkable warehouses were transformed into offices that boasted the latest Internet connectivity. Old printing factories now became the city's hottest luxury lofts. Folks began taking note of the Victorian cottages nestled in the modest alleys between the broad thoroughfares. This period also saw the rebirth of the Ferry Building at the end of Market. This classic historic structure morphed quickly into an exceptional food emporium and farmer market location without rival. SOMA remains today an urban district where dreams are made, in a comfortable setting unlike any other. And all within biking or walking distance.