Sally snapped this shot of the view from the 299 Valencia condo development. Get yourself a telescope and you can go ahead and cancel your subscription to Kink.com.
[photo by Sally Kuchar/Curbed SF]
The web site for the condos made me vomit in my own mouth. I hate when that happens. Maybe I will go out and get an artisan haircut and look at raw denim. Yes, the Marina invasion continues.
Better to vomit in your own mouth than someone else’s…
And I have a corrallary to Godwin’s law specifically for Mission Mission: once someone mentions “the marina” in a comment thread, the discussion should immediately be closed to future comments. Ditto mentions of “hipsters”.
for real, that website just made me scream. Good thing I just had to move out of the mission because I got priced out for the first time in 5 years. What the hell is going on.
Ugh…I give up. Maybe I should just get a pair of $300 jeans and shoot myself in the head. See you at Tacolicious.
From their website:
Verve, Style, Location.
Live on the Valencia corridor. Where the restaurant scene thrives, every surface is covered with art, and the coffee houses, delis and bike shops are world famous but still locally owned. Grab a bite from a food truck, get an artisan haircut, peruse racks of raw denim or brunch in a parklet. Enjoy the sunny days and the bustling nightlife.
36 new 1- and 2-bedroom homes available in March 2012.
@ 14th and Valencia starting in the $400,000s.
Ugh. Well at least it makes this whole thing a little easier to stomach, because I can tell myself it was done in reaction to condo salesmen pimping “ever surface covered with art.”
Tacolicious is so like fab, right? Have you had the Marina Girl Salad? OMG! I yelped about that salad before any of my friends did so i guess I am an early adopter!
I hope they ad the Scott Wiener salad it’s very very conservative with very little flavor! Yummmy!!
Well you guys have your marching orders now. Move south and start kicking the hispanics out of La Lengua. The white people are counting on you.
$400K starting price and no operable windows? Rich folks are crazy.
The windows don’t open?! That’s k-razy.
Based on the photos, it doesn’t look like anything on the street facades open.
My biggest issue with all of these new condo developments is they literally have no connection to the street and make every effort to cut themselves off from everything around them. 17th and Valencia is a perfect example of a building with no ground level residential presence, a walled in 2nd story rear yard and a fortress-like garage on the ground floor while 1 block away you have stoops on the street and neighbors who actually interact with the community.
simple fact of life is that storefront/commercial space is more valuable then stoops on the street. Can’t blame the developer for trying to maximize land use.
How does this shit get approved?
On the bright side, I take solace in the fact that these buildings are built so shoddily that 20 years from now they’ll need to be torn down, and maybe, just maybe, something better will be put up in their place then.
Here’s to 2032!
Might as well get used to the Valencia hotness. It’s not gonna get cheaper. Might as well buy now, and enjoy it.
All gentrification has a way of doing that.
Would you rather have the slummy, drug invested Valencia of 10-15 years ago.
Didn’t think so.
as if Valencia was some sort of blown-out Gomorrah before it was saved by techies and condos…give me a break. I’d take the days of Mission Records and Leather Tongue over whatever Sex and the City wet dream exists now.
Hear, Hear. Valencia of 10 years ago was pretty fucking awesome, now that you mention it.
KFC! (And not combined with Taco Bell!) Hell yeah!
…And a Taco Bell (not combined with a KFC), too!
Surprise surprise… it is wizzer again.. The answer seems to be an astounding HELL YES! We would give ANYTHING to get back SF of 15 years ago!!
how come i never see anyone climbing the armory, it’s got perfect hand holds???
Great view! I’d put my bed right there… although then I’d always have the curtains closed…
Did you notice that the photo of the room that had two clocks on the wall. …The clocks were set for the same time… Kinda defeats the purpose dont cha think? LAME!! From projects to cheap trash. Sad when a world class city doesn’t take the time or spend the money to make world class structures that will live in them for most likely decades to come.
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