The Presidio Trust is now seeking proposals for the redevelopment of 663 McDowell Avenue, part of the historic Cavalry Stables complex, located just south of the bustling Crissy Field waterfront. A variety of uses will be considered, including cultural, educational, food service, health and fitness, office, and recreational.
663 McDowell is offered as part of the West Crissy Field Request for Proposals. The Trust will entertain proposals for one or more of the available stables (662, 663, and 668). These buildings range in size from 14,013 to 19,936 square feet.
The Trust is seeking a tenant or master developer for the buildings, which are available immediately on an as-is basis. This opportunity requires the tenant to fund the building renovation and all improvements. Tenant’s capital investment may be used to offset monthly rent payments, as rent credits. Historic tax credits may be available.
Built as the United States entered World War I, the brick stables once housed horses to support a cavalry company. Later, the buildings were adapted for other uses including a K-9 Corps facility and a veterinary hospital. Today, one stable houses the U.S. Park Police mounted patrol and another is home to the park archive. The beloved Presidio Pet Cemetery is nearby.
The immediate environment of the stables is undergoing a vast improvement as a result of the Doyle Drive replacement project. The stables also sit along one of the primary gateways to Crissy Field, one of the most recognizable spaces on the West Coast and the most visited Presidio district. Crissy Field’s beaches, trails, and Golden Gate Bridge views draw millions each year. The historic hangars and warehouse at its west end, the legacy of the site’s aviation history, now house popular recreational destinations including a rock-climbing gym, swim school, and more. The stables are near the Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Center, which is being revitalized in celebration of the icon’s 75th anniversary.