Bounded by Friedell Street, Kirkwood Avenue and Donahue Street, Pacific Pointe is the first 100% affordable housing development in the new Hunters View Shipyard hilltop development. Designed for families, the building includes 60 rental units ranging from one- to three-bedrooms.
The hilltop location gives units expansive views of the downtown San Francisco skyline and Bay. The building is organized as two L-shaped wings, which embrace a bi-level courtyard. The courtyard was designed in collaboration with Interstice Architects. All upper-level circulation in the building is open-air and passes through the courtyard.
A tall tower, clad with perforated Cor-ten steel, rises above the building entry on Friedell Street. The screen encloses the common rooms on each floor, as well an outdoor deck at the very top. In the evening, when the lights of the common rooms are on, the screen will be backlit with a glowing, lantern-like effect.
The project underwent an extensive and productive community engagement process. One outcome of the community engagement process is the integration of a cultural narrative near the building entry, which will explain the history of the Bayview neighborhood and the Shipyard.