300 Ivy Street 2012 in Review, All, Apartments, Current Work, Green, LEED, Market Rate, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

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2014.01.16 Construction view of the corner of Gough and Ivy.

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 main entry is a corten gate into the Feng Shui Compliant courtyard transition zone.

2014.01.16 The entry courtyard designed by Fletcher Landscape Studio, almost completed.


The Feng Shui compliant entry is off the narrow Ivy Street. Bicycle parking is located next to the main door behind the sliding barn doors.

Core-Ten, natural rusting steel, stoops on Grove Street.

The street-level residential units on Grove Street will have stoop entries.


The ground level residential is activated by stoops, a traditional strategy.


The homes are above open and inviting retail storefronts and follow a pattern and scale consistent with the Hayes Valley neighborhood.

Curved shingle end wall of the townhouses on Ivy.

The stoops on Ivy have the steps inside the unit, a common traditional typology.


There are five town homes that are entered directly from Ivy Alley. They are 3 stories tall and feature roof desks.


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.

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The marketing web site is 300Ivy.com

The project is sold out.

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.

Computer rendering of apartment interior. www.VisualizeItBuilt.com

Computer rendering of apartment interior. www.VisualizeItBuilt.com

project details


Ivy Grove Partners LLC


David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Fletcher Studio



project data
300 Ivy Street 21010
San Francisco, California
Completed January 2014
number of units
studio 1
1 bedroom 23
2 bedroom 34
3 bedroom townhouse 5
total 63
retail sf  5,465
density ratios
project sf 97,283
site sf 22,867
acres 0.52
total bedrooms 107
bedrooms/acre 206
units/acre 122
automobile - residential 32
automobile - retail 3
automobile - car share 2
bicycle 68
residential spaces/unit 0.5
type garage
LEED for Homes Registered Goal: Gold