New 4-story, mixed use building to replace parking lot on Clement near 23rd

The current parking lot at 2224 Clement

In December 2016, the Planning Department began their final review of a new development planned for 2224 Clement Street between 23rd and 24th Avenues. The lot is currently empty and has been a public, but privately-owned parking lot for decades.

The new proposed development is a 4-story building with 12, 3-bedroom residential units, a ground floor retail space (approximately 1,215 square feet), and 16 parking spaces – accomplished via “parking stackers”. The complex will also include 16 bicycle parking spaces.

The adjoining buildings to 2224 Clement are a Gordo’s Taqueria to the west and a Seafood Market to the east, both 2-story buildings. The 4-Star Theater is also close by.

The property was last sold in December 2014 for $3.9 million to a group of owners that includes three LLC’s, one of which owned the property previously, along with a company called Greenoak Investment Group. According to the building permit, the proposed cost of the new development is $3.6 million.

The original plans called for the entire development to be residential units (16), but the city’s Urban Design Advisory Committee “requested that the project incorporate a more active, transparent commercial ground story in conformance with Section 145.1 of the Planning Code to better relate to the surrounding commercial context”. That led to converting the ground floor from residential to retail, which reduced the total units to 12.

We are working on tracking down more recent and accurate renderings from the design firm, Salvatore Caruso Design Corporation in Santa Clara.

In related news, the 4-Star Theater property is still on the market and popped up on Craigslist recently (but with no stated sale price). We imagine this development at 2224 Clement is making the 4-Star property less attractive for additional development, but we’ll wait to see what happens.

Sarah B.

A 2014 rendering of the development proposed for 2224 Clement. Note this old drawing does not include the ground floor retail that is now on the first level.


  1. Why would this development make redeveloping the theater less attractive? Maybe I’m missing something?

  2. Awesome. 3 bedroom units will mean more families (hopefully) but also sounds like this place will have parking, which in theory won’t reduce the parking spaces available around the area by much. Since I live right around the corner and use street parking all the time, that would be a concern. Lets hope that whatever retail they plan on adding goes well with the neighborhood.

  3. Let me make some guesses about the kinds of retail stores that will be at street level. My Magic-8 ball says there’s a chance it could include either/or a coffee shop, bubble tea place, a cleaners, or a cell-phone store of some kind. You’re welcome to hold that applause ’cause you know I’m right.

  4. I don’t think that would be correct. There’s two coffee shops a block away, a bubble tea place across the street…too much competition for places like that. Maybe a cell phone store, but I doubt it. My money would be on another restaurant space or two.

  5. Oh no! My preferred ZipCar lot!!!! But, seriously, more housing the better, so bring it on!

  6. not enough parking for 36 bedrooms. street parking will suffer

  7. My perfect zipCar lot also Blah…. crowding out the FourStar ….Blah….why the excitement over housing that affordability in questionable at best…. I’m in mourning already.

  8. Let’s hope that really really trendy people decide to live there. Maybe we’ll be lucky and they’ll all be rich hipsters who work in tech. Those kind of folks will do the trendy thing and Lyft or Uber everywhere. No need for parking for them, they don’t have cars. They won’t crowd Muni either, it’s not trendy enough for them.

  9. There should be no more construction in this area.this piece of land should be returned to its original use of being sand.does everything have to be a big box on land?

  10. Would like to see a McDonald’s in this area. Hope the current design sticks.

  11. Ground floor retail in new developments usually sit empty for long periods of time – some have yet to be filled! Probably due to the high rent expected in a new building. They should return the design to 16 housing units. Add some stoops or porches to make the sidewalk level more interesting though. And that is more than enough parking being proposed. If anything, lessen it to one per unit and unbundle them from the the units so a family is not forced to buy a space if they do not own a car.

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