South City Car Wash Site Revisited: Six-Story 172 Unit to be Completed by Year’s End

South San Francisco, CA  June 17, 2021

South City Car Wash was a long time favorite family owned local business that was established in 1958 and demolished in 2019 to make room for a six-story 174 unit development. This multi-family building will be five stories of residential units over a one-story of commercial/leasing areas – including a two-story subterranean garage. Additional amenity are said to include a small spa, and commercial spaces.

Many locals lament the unused depressed shopping center on El Camino Real and Spruce Avenue and question why isn’t this being rebuilt now as well. Others recognize how much worse traffic would be crossing town if both main arteries, Chestnut and Spruce, were undergoing major construction. So, there is that, although the Chestnut corridor continues to be problematic at ECR. (the old Spruce Safeway has not reported new activity at this time)

This development is scheduled to be completed by the years end. These photos show the status of this area as of last week, for those who haven’t been in this area in a while.

For more information on this project CLICK HERE

 

Westborough Blvd heading east towards El Camino Real There are plans to demolish Buri Buri Liquors to make room for a 7-story high end hotel

Westborough Blvd heading east towards El Camino Real

Westborough Blvd heading east towards El Camino Real On the LEFT progress of the new SSFPD station can be seen

Simultaneous development on the new SSFPD Station on the LEFT of Chestnut further impact the traffic at this intersection and corridor.

Looking south on El Camino Real at Chestnut Blvd.

Corner of El Camino Real and Chestnut Blvd What was once an empty lot next to South City Car Wash – will now provide housing units and commercial businesses

 

The new development from Chestnut Blvd and Antoinette Ave.

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Laura York
Laura York
28 days ago

until they hired a new manager, theCity did the right thing to ask the community what they wanted for their town. We were asked to vote to build a 2nd costco,and it passed so we got a little traffic, but the voters were asked.Then came Capt. Mike
We didn’t vote to spend $200M on a library, and some kind of theater a police station (civic campus)for and undersized city that is not growing at the rate projections suggest. The council wanted it , not the community. They invite residents to come plan with us for this or that, but do what they want . Dog and pony show. In the press,the mayor sold the local half cent tax to the voters,to build said civic campus( residents didn’t know it then). He said,” I want to leave them(us) with something”; he wasn’t leaving us anything but a big debt from the bonds that will pay for a civic campus we didn’t vote for and are on the hook for over $100M when the bonds mature.
The residents are the last to know. It is abuse of the public trust. We are shut out of the big decisions in this town

Carol Gregor
Carol Gregor
1 month ago

Traffic, traffic and more traffic

mel perry
mel perry
1 month ago

GREAT PLANNING BY THE IDIOTS IN
CITY HALL, PLUG UP AN ALREADY
CONGESTED INTERSECTIONS, WHO
IS GETTING PAID OFF? CAN’T WAIT
UNTIL THESE CLOWNS TURN SSF
INTO ANOTHER SF OR OAKLAND
REMEMBER FOLKS, YOU VOTED FOR
THESE CLOWNS, THIS IS ON YOU

Debra Hoska
Debra Hoska
1 month ago
Reply to  mel perry

Bad choice traffic gonna be crazy ! Let alone the need for more police and fire and what a mess ..more people more problems

Your friend
Your friend
1 month ago
Reply to  mel perry

Looks like someone’s a little triggered by humanity’s desire for change. So selfish of you, shame.