Monday, July 15, 2013
One of the densest developments in San Francisco's history with 754 apartments is quickly rising at 10th and Market Streets. It is being called Nema, an optimistic abbreviation of "New Market," and is designed by Handel Architects.
The 11-, 15-, 24-, and 37- story towers clumped together on 10th Street will be studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments for lease from $2386 for a studio to an average of $3,300 for a one-bedroom, according to the leasing website.
"I love the pro-business, improving nature of our neighborhood," an architect neighbor told me today at Lincoln Golf Course, "but it would be nice if there was at least a little city planning involved with the explosion of construction in San Francisco right now."
"You mean besides handing Willie Brown, Jr. a consulting fee and having him grease the wheels?" I asked. "Exactly," my neighbor replied. "And don't use my name."