345 6th Street is a mixed-use building housing two Production Distribution and Repair (PDR) spaces at the sidewalk level, and 36 one- and two-bedroom units above. Facilitating the transition of this South of Market SoMa neighborhood from its light industry past to today’s mix of housing and local employment opportunities, the building features large plate glass storefronts, giving access to the PDR spaces and activating the pedestrian experience with high levels of transparency to the activities within. Above the first floor, the efficient units feature small indoor/outdoor decks that can be shuttered off, providing more living space and privacy for building residents. Common open space is located on the roof and at the south facing courtyard on the second floor, along with flow-through planters for greenery and mitigation of runoff during storm events.
Source: Kerman Morris Architects