As a result of intense collaboration, this project was unanimously supported in 2016, and sets a new standard for the cost of living in San Francisco. Located at 1515 South Van Ness in the Mission District, this mixed-use development is designed to provide a variety of rental options for both residents and local businesses.
The project consists of 64 two-bedroom units, 38 junior one-bedroom and one-bedroom units, and 55 studios, as well as 1,074 SF of retail space at the corner of South Van Ness and 26th Street.
Unique trade shop types were both invented and supported by San Francisco Planning staff, and will feature roll up transparent garage doors at street level in order to link the new community to the history of the existing area. This retail space will be provided to local artists and artisans at below-market rates, targeting local businesses that have been displaced or threatened. Of 157 available residential units, 25% will be offered to tenants as affordable housing.
Source: BDE Architects