Creative Arts and Holloway Mixed-Use Project Set to Break Ground in 2018

Thursday, September 21, 2017

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The Creative Arts & Holloway Mixed-Use Project will demolish 46 units of student housing within two separate blocks of University Park South. The demolition will clear the way for a new Creative Arts building along with another building, adding over 300 new student beds in the process.

“We want to create a place that doesn’t shut down when classes end,” said Jason Porth, vice president of University Enterprises at SF State. “We really want a vibrant night life and weekend activities for students to enjoy.”

Twenty-seven townhouses at Tapia Drive and Holloway Avenue will be demolished to clear the way for a new $81 million Creative Arts building. Another 27 units toward the front of campus will be demolished at Holloway and Varela avenues to make way for a $102 million mixed-use building. Porth said the project is slated to break ground in summer 2018.

“We might lose some units for a brief moment in time with the Creative Arts building, but the net gain is so significant,” Porth said.