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April 25, 2022

88 at The Park: Great Choice for a New Condo in Potrero

Entrance at 88 Arkansas

I toured the new construction condos last week at Potrero Hill’s 88 at The Park, located at 88 Arkansas and 17th Streets. Outfitted with solid amenities, nice finishes and a convenient neighborhood location, the building seems poised to sell out quickly.

The 127-unit project was designed by BAR Architects and SCB, two well-regarded firms with strong track records in residential development. Units are a mix of studios, one-bedrooms (some with dens) and two-bedroom/two baths that face either an interior courtyard, 17th Street and Jackson Park or Arkansas Street. This isn’t a view building, though the fourth- and fifth-floor homes have airy outlooks to the park and hills beyond.

Pricing is in flux, as is always the case at new condo developments. Studios in this Phase 1 release are in the $549,000-mid $600,000s. The one bedrooms range from the mid $700,000s-$1M, and the two bedrooms are $980,000-$1.5M.

I checked out the units with the best outlooks on those floors. A couple of my favorites were #408, a 661-square foot one bedroom that faces the park. I liked the folding doors to the balcony (only available on street-facing units). The fourth floor has the distinct advantage of not having bus or power lines at the same level, which is a big plus. Pricing hasn’t been set for all units yet, but #408 will likely be in the high-$900,000 range.

My favorite two-bedroom unit was right next door at #409. This is a 1,079-square foot corner spot with windows on all sides of the living areas, peekaboo downtown skyline views. There was also decent closet space. The kitchen features Bertazzoni gas cooktop and electric convection oven, Bertazzoni dishwasher, as well as Bosch refrigerator and stacked washer/dryer (with mobile app remote). Here are a few pics I took from that unit, which will likely be priced in the high $1.5Ms:

 

Living Area at 88 Arkansas

Kitchen at 88 ArkansasBedroom at 88 Arkansas

Finishes throughout the building include Barbosa cabinets, quartz countertops, and wood floors in the living areas. There is also air conditioning in all the units.

Amenities at 88 at The Park include an expansive roof deck with fire pit, outdoor kitchen and city views. It’s an excellent place for having a drink with friends and then heading up the street to one of the many restaurants on the 18th Street corridor:

Roof Deck at 88 Arkansas

View from Roof Deck at 88 Arkansas

Roof Deck at 88 Arkansas

Other building amenities include bike storage, dog washing station, front desk attendant, and landscaped courtyard.

Here’s the scoop on parking: Most of it is “stacker,” meaning you use a two-level mechanical lift. The two bedrooms come with one-car parking, but you can upgrade to one of the few “surface” spaces for an additional $30,000. For those who want to purchase a space, the cost is currently $50,000 for a stacker spot or $85,000 for a regular space. (There’s also a $50/month garage maintenance fee for those who have parking.) There will also be a community EV charger.

HOA dues range from the mid-$500s to $900/month, depending on square footage. The fee includes trash, common area utilities, building management, front desk attendance, master hazard insurance, and a portion for HOA reserves. You’ll note that I didn’t mention water, and that’s because each unit is separately metered for water. You’ll pay accordingly, and this setup is required by code now in new developments. I think this is a big plus for residents, as most condo buildings have one water bill to be shared by everyone, regardless of how much water you use individually.

I highly recommend 88 Arkansas for those buyers looking for new construction in a well-established neighborhood near restaurants, Whole Foods, parks, and freeways. You can stroll over to Dogpatch or Mission Bay, and enjoy great weather in the superior Potrero microclimate.

I’m don’t work for the sales office, but I can represent you in a purchase. I’ve helped numerous buyer clients on new construction home purchases and there is definitely an advantage to having independent representation. Give me a shout at 415.823.4656 or eileen@insidesfre.com if you’d like to schedule a tour with me.

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