1750 McAllister is in the NOPA neighborhood, on a block of McAllister between Baker and Broderick streets. It’s a rather large building that really sticks out like a sore thumb in the neighborhood. In my almost 10 years of real estate experience, I’ve never once been in the building… so it clearly isn’t condominiums, but what, exactly is it?
via foundsf.org, it appears that 1750 McAllister St. in the NOPA neighborhood is part of the San Francisco Public Housing Authority:
1750 McAllister, northeast of the Panhandle, by Marquis and Stoller, studio and 1-bedroom, 1974. Sliding glass-doors, which open onto balconies, help reduce visual mass of this 11-story, 97-unit modern-style complex, as does stepped roofline and diagonal siting, angled to catch the sun better.
I’m gonna have to step out on a slightly snark limb and say that the balconies and sliding glass doors do very little to reduce the visual mass of this enormous building. Â I can’t track down much additional information on the building, so I can’t tell you if the building is targeted at a specific resident profile. For example, I don’t know if it is primarily for elderly residents or is just a general building open to any resident through the SFHA. I can tell you that I learned that the SFHA provides a Wi-Fi network for its residents, which I think is awesome!
Under the category of “slightly interesting” it turns out that their is a parcel of land that is listed as “Act. Cont” in the MLS (and has been active contingent since 2008!) for a parcel of land at 1750 McAllister that is being described as a parcel with entitlements to build a 6 unit building. The seller is, no surprise, the San Francisco Housing Authority. I’m not sure if the deal ever closed or is still in process…
Next time you are driving down McAllister and you say to yourself “what is that enormous building that clearly landed in the neighborhood 30 or 40 years ago…” now you’ll have your answer!