The Dr. George Davis Senior Building features a private residential wing with amenities and social services for low-income senior residents. The residences are connected to a comprehensive public community center offering a gathering space and extensive programs for seniors from the larger community.
In addition to the services and structured programs—ranging from exercise classes to game nights to cooking demonstrations—the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center also serves as central meeting place where neighboring seniors can relax, catch up with their community, play pool, and drink coffee.
The 121 one- and two-bedroom affordable rental apartments for low-income seniors, including a placement program for seniors leaving incarceration. The residences have a private common room, event kitchen, fitness center, and an upcoming beauty salon, as well as a dedicated staff providing social services. Informal lounges and laundry rooms are sited on each floor, and there are shared decks overlooking the courtyard at the second and fourth levels. The building received more than 4,000 applications for its 121 units, highlighting the need for affordable senior housing in the area.
The new homes and neighborhood-serving senior community center round out a quartet of buildings creating a diverse urban community along San Francisco's rapidly developing Third Street Corridor. Integrating senior housing into a mixed-use micro-neighborhood adds a multi-generational aspect and prevents seniors from living in isolation.