David Baker Architects

1950 Mission Street


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Proposed design: Mission Street view to north. Image: David Baker Architects

“Community-based planning and design are guiding principles of this collaborative effort. This is a uniquely conceived project in that it addresses displacement of Mission District families, neighborhood artists, and people who are experiencing homelessness.”

—Sam Moss, Mission Housing Executive Director 

This new 100% affordable building will feature 157 apartments, 20% of which will be set aside for formerly homeless families, while the balance of units will serve families earning between 45% and 60% of area median income.

Among the amenities planned at 1950 Mission are a courtyard, community room and kitchen, rooftop garden, a media lab, affordable studios for artists, and an active mural walkway that will honor the neighborhood’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.

Mission Housing will lead the delivery of supportive resident services by coordinating with onsite partners PODER, Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Head Start, Early-Head Start, Lutheran Social Services and Mission Girls mentorship programs.  

 

Retail and Residential Entryway

Proposed design: Small retail spaces designed for local Mission businesses, including a proposed gallery to showcase local artwork, provide active uses along Mission Street. At street level, the ceiling height varies from 11 to 20 feet, with ceiling height averaging 15 feet. This range is in character with ground floors along Mission Street and allows for the inclusion of a larger number of affordable apartments. Image: David Baker Architects

Paseo Artista: The Artists' Alley

Proposed design: A retail-style gallery space anchors the entrance to the welcoming Paseo Artista on Mission Street. Decorative gates will allow for closure at night. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: This vibrant mid-block pedestrian passage--open to the public--is energized by a row of artist studios lined with a curated mural wall. This Paseo provides entry into the Zocalo during festivals and other special public events. Gates on either end will allow for nighttime closure. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: Mission Street view to north. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: Mission Street view to south. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: Small retail spaces designed for local Mission businesses, including a proposed gallery to showcase local artwork, provide active uses along Mission Street. At street level, the ceiling height varies from 11 to 20 feet, with ceiling height averaging 15 feet. This range is in character with ground floors along Mission Street and allows for the inclusion of a larger number of affordable apartments. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: A perforated cor-ten steel awning--inspired by papel picado--welcomes residents home. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: A retail-style gallery space anchors the entrance to the welcoming Paseo Artista on Mission Street. Decorative gates will allow for closure at night. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: This vibrant mid-block pedestrian passage--open to the public--is energized by a row of artist studios lined with a curated mural wall. This Paseo provides entry into the Zocalo during festivals and other special public events. Gates on either end will allow for nighttime closure. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: The central Zocalo provides a dynamic and flexible open space for building residents. It can be opened to the Paseo Artista for special community events. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: The building is set back 10 feet along the narrow alley to provide a much-needed planted buffer. Angled bays break down the four-level building, creating a scale compatible with the adjacent structures. The bays also provide “eyes on the street”—views up and down Wiese Alley—for neighborhood safety. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: The rooftop of the lower building creates an opportunity for the Jardin de las Familias, a large shared open space for residents featuring urban agriculture and play areas. Image: David Baker Architects

Proposed design: Mission Street aerial. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, BRIDGE Housing, Mid-Rise Housing, On the Boards, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

BRIDGE Housing

Developer

Mission Housing Development Corporation

Architect

David Baker Architects

Associate Architect

Cervantes Design Associates

Community Outreach

PODER

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