Just a block from the newly created Octavia Boulevard—a boutique retail corridor that replaced the demolished Central Freeway—300 Ivy will be a mixed-use development of urban market-rate homes and shops.
At the southwest corner of Grove and Gough Streets in Hayes Valley, the development is planned to bring 63 new flats and townhouses to the neighborhood. Along Gough Street, lively storefronts will make up a pedestrian-friendly retail row, with prominent corner facades at both Ivy and Grove.
The roof has a large deck for residents. It includes an outdoor kitchen and dining space, a sunbathing area, and planters for urban agriculture. Landscape design by Flectcher Studio. Furniture designed and fabricated locally by OHIO Design.
An extensive roof deck is planned to include allotment vegetable gardens, a green roof, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, and city views.
The roof will be designed to accommodate photo-voltaic arrays and a solar-thermal-panel system that would potentially generate more than 50% of the residential hot-water demand. Solar thermal is an extremely efficient and cost-effective energy-saving strategy, and just one of the building’s wide range of planned complementary sustainable features.
In response to the central, transit-rich location, this project is “parking lite," with one automobile space for every two units. There is extensive enclosed bicycle parking, much of it in a convenient bike station right by the front door.