By Rupert Clayton, HANC Board
Just the other side of UCSF, on the steep, northwest-facing slope of Mt. Sutro lie the Kirkham Heights Apartments – 86 rent-controlled units in 11 small buildings built in 1950. The site’s owner, Westlake Urban LLC, plans to replace the current apartments above the intersection of 5th Avenue and Kirkham Street with a complex of five huge buildings up to 8 stories high and eight 3-story townhouses. The 445 units would mostly rent at premium market rates.