Mission Bay South Block 7 West Affordable Housing, All, Current Work, Green, Mixed-Use, On the Boards, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA



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This affordable mixed-use building will fill the western portion of Block 7—on Fourth Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North—within Mission Bay South Redevelopment Area.

The development brings 200 residences and 10,000 sf of neighborhood-serving retail to the developing area. The retail arcade wraps around the corner at Mission Bay Boulevard North, creating a lively interaction with the adjacent UCSF campus.

The large building steps down from four stories at the west side of the block to three stories toward the east. The massing is broken into discrete volumes to create a varied, interesting, and accessible street edge.

This high-density design is located along the Fourth Street bicycle route and adjacent to the Third Street Light Rail. It features 200 secure residential bicycle parking spaces as well as visitor bicycle parking. The development design will incorporate a series of complementary sustainable strategies—such as energy efficiency, domestic solar hot-water panels, and drought-tolerant landscaping—to achieve a high GreenPoint Rating.

Entry and green stair facing Mission Bay Commons Park. Image: DBA

MISSION BAY COMMONS PARK

This parkway leads to the San Francisco Bay to the North.

Pedestrian retail on Fourth Street. Image: DBA

RETAIL

Pedestrian oriented retail stretches along the Fourth Street elevation.

The China Basin Street entry to the pedestrian mews which runs through the block to Mission Bay Commons Park. Image: DBA

CHINA BASIN MEWS

Along China Basin, a landscaped pedestrian corridor provides access to the exterior units, which connect to the mews via raised porches.

Podium-level landscape plan by GLS.

PLANS

The site and typical upper floor plans.

Podium courtyard with play zone, planters, and vegetated cactus roof. Image: DBA

Courtyard with private stoops and residential entry. Image: DBA

COURTYARD

The building wraps around a large communal open space for gathering and relaxing. At the west side, a second-level podium courtyard tops the embedded garage; at the east a ground-level courtyard features a community pavilion with space and amenities for residents to gather, cook, or do laundry. The courtyard, while secure and protected, is visually open, providing glimpses of green to to passersby through the entryway.

project details

Developer

Related Companies of California

Developer

Chinatown Community Development Center

Landscape Architect

GLS Landscape/Architecture

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project data
Mission Bay Block 7 West
21104
Mission Bay Boulevard North and Fourth Street
San Francisco, California
In Design
number of units
1-bedroom 72
2-bedroom 128
total 200
commercial
retail sf 10,079
density ratios
project sf 230,422
site sf 80,859
acres 1.86
total bedrooms 328
bedrooms/acre 176
units/acre 108
parking
total 100
certification
GreenPoint Rated
Pending