Construction on 24th between Broadway and Valley. (by mk30)

The Hive is a building project planned for the entire block between 23rd & 24th St. on Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood. The over 100,000 sq ft , 3.5-acre project will include retail spaces and a walking promenade that comes in from the street. It’s being created by Signature Development Group (SDG), a developer also involved with the massive Brooklyn Basin development project near Jack London Square. Construction is already underway and it’s slated to open in 2015.

SDG has already signed leases with the following companies for space in the Hive: HUB Oakland, NUMI Tea, Drake’s Brewery, a restaurant run by Chris Pastena (who also runs Chop Bar & Lungomare), and Balfour Beatty Construction. 90% of the commercial spaces are already pre-leased. There will also be a number of residential units. There may also be a community garden & homesteading store (needs confirmation).

The Hive is the second phase of SDG’s Broadway Grand project, the first phase of which is the large building on the northwest corner of Broadway and Grand (with the Ozumo sushi restaurant on the ground floor). Initially, both phases were supposed to be heavily residential, but after completing the mostly-residential Broadway Grand project, SDG shifted to a more mixed-use project with the Hive.

Underneath the single 1960s façade of the building the Hive will occupy are three separate buildings, including some designed by Julia Morgan!

While a number (all?) of the buildings facing Broadway were rehabbed, the Valley Auto Garage building designed by architect Clay Burrell (who also designed the nearby McMann Apartments) and located on the corner of 23rd and Valley is scheduled for demolition to make way for the planned residential units.

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