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Refined plans for a modern Buddhist temple are to be approved

After being put on hold for the past few years, refined plans for a modern six-story temple to be built on the American Buddhist Cultural Society’s office and bookstore property at 1750 Van Ness Avenue could be approved next week.

1750 Van Ness Rendering 20211750 Van Ness Rendering 2021 - aerial view

In addition to a main shrine hall and meditation rooms, the proposed 43,000 square meter San Bao temple project, as designed and implemented by SOM, with bronzed aluminum walls, glazed terracotta, limestone and bamboo surfaces, includes a new bookstore, art gallery, tea house, classroom, terrace, Underground parking for 7 cars and 27 dormitories for monks and volunteers from all over the world.

1750 Van Ness Rendering 2021 - interior1750 Van Ness Rendering 2021 - plan

However, the permits for the project still have to be applied for. We’ll keep you up to date and stay tuned.

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