David Baker Architects

Potrero 1010


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Two buildings with residential units atop flex and retail spaces bring an amenity-rich new neighborhood to the Potrero area. Located on a triangular site at the base of Potrero Hill, the development includes a new 1-acre park and is further open to the community by a public mid-block pedestrian mews lined with active uses. Twenty percent of the 453 units will be affordable rental apartments.

Daggett Plaza

The former Daggett Street right of way is being realized 1-acre public park designed by CMG Landscape Architects. The park is owned by the City but permanently maintained by the development. Amenities include a dog walk, as well as an event lawn and soft play surface.

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Mid-Block Mews

At mid-block, a landscaped pedestrian mews lined with palm trees and active storefronts features a rain garden designed to manage storm water.

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PDR
(Production-Distribution-Repair)

PDR refers to the very wide variety of activities which have traditionally occurred in industrially zoned areas. PDR includes arts activities, performance spaces, furniture wholesaling, and design activities. A row of PDR spaces face Hubbell Street and create a buffer between residences and the area's light-industrial zone. The spaces are occupied by California College of the Arts (CCA) studios and galleries. 

 

CCA gallery interiors by Jensen Architects. Image: Bruce Damonte

7th Street Elevation

7th Street has a rail line and an elevated freeway on the eastern side. The units on this side face the quiet inner courtyard instead of the noisy train and polluting cars.

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Flex Units

To help "activate the edges" we designed flex units, ground level loft units with doors that open directly to the sidewalk.

A flex unit with it's unofficial Vespa parking space. Image: David Baker Architects

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Residential lobby with mailbox area. Image: Mariko Reed

Inside

The interiors at Potrero 1010 were designed by DBA_inside.

Community Room, Wedge building. Image: Mariko Reed

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The Egg from across 16th Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

"Egg" Building

This flatiron structure occupies the smaller site at the point of the triangle. It's sheathed in standing-seam galvanized metal.

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Parking

There are 307 spaces primarily in double height "puzzle" lifts.

Entry into the resident puzzle parking lift area of the garage. Image: David Baker Architects

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Second level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Urban Camouflage

The color palette of the building was developed by sampling the skyline view of San Francisco from higher up Potrero Hill.

Color diagram showing the skyline sample used to generate the chosen palette. Image: David Baker Architects

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Dusk view from Potrero Hill. Image: Karen Kaner Photography

Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Second level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

The Egg from across 16th Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Resident entry, 16th Street. Image: Mariko Reed

The Wedge viewed from Daggett Plaza. Image: Bruce Damonte

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The Pet Spa, where residents can wash their dogs, opens onto the park near the dog run. Image: Mariko Reed

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Image: Mariko Reed

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CCA gallery interiors by Jensen Architects. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Succulent roof by CMG Landscape Architects. Image: Bruce Damonte

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The Wedge Building from across 16th Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Residential lobby with mailbox area. Image: Mariko Reed

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Image: Mariko Reed

Community Room, Wedge building. Image: Mariko Reed

Community game room, Egg building. Image: Mariko Reed

Image: Ethan Rohloff Photography

Image: Ethan Rohloff Photography

Image: Ethan Rohloff Photography

Aerial of Potrero 1010 in its urban context, looking towards downtown San Francisco. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: Ethan Rohloff Photography

EQR Potrero in its urban context, looking towards the East Bay. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: Henrik Kam

Corner of 16th and Connecticut streets. Image: David Baker Architects

Our buildings bookend Daggett Park, designed by CMG Landscape Architects.

Aerial view of the Egg Building.

The "Flatiron" building at the corner of 16th and 7th streets. Image: David Baker Architects

"Flatiron" building on 7th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Hubbell Street mews at park. Image: David Baker Architects

Permeable pavers by CMG Landscape Architects. Image: David Baker Architects

This public pedestrian mews cuts through the large block to break down the urban scale. Image: David Baker Architects

The western elevation is crenelated. Image: David Baker Architects

The PDR (Production Distribution and Repair) space, a 30 foot deep strip of industrially zoned land facing Hubbell Street, is artist studio space for CCA (California College of the Arts). Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

Image: David Baker Architects

PDR section on Hubbell Street. PDR (Production, Distribution and Repair) refers to the very wide variety of activities which have traditionally occurred in industrially zoned areas. PDR includes arts activities, performance spaces, furniture wholesaling, and design activities. Image: David Baker Architects

2016.05.15 Flex unit now occupied facing the park, part of the active ground level strategy. Image: David Baker Architects

A flex unit with it's unofficial Vespa parking space. Image: David Baker Architects

Entry into the resident puzzle parking lift area of the garage. Image: David Baker Architects

Entry into the resident puzzle parking lift area of the garage. Image: David Baker Architects

Entry into the resident lobby from the garage. Image: Mariko Reed

Mailboxes by Pacassa Studios. Image: Mariko Reed

Living room in an apartment model furnished by DBA. Image: David Baker Architects

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The virtual reality "Dollhouse" from the developers website.

An immersive 3D Virtual Reality tour from EQR's website for the projects.

The public art in the park will be three steel silhouette Mission Marsh Bears by Adriane Colburn.

Color diagram showing the skyline sample used to generate the chosen palette. Image: David Baker Architects

View of the project site from Missouri and 18th streets.

A computer simulation of the view of Potrero 1010 from Missouri and 18th Streets. Image: David Baker Architects

Image: Bruce Damonte

Dusk view from Potrero Hill. Image: Karen Kaner Photography

The current view from a private deck near Texas Street right above 17th. Note the Coke sign low on the skyline. Image: David Baker Architects

Computer simulation of the view of EQR Potrero from a private deck near Texas Street just above 17th Street. Image: David Baker Architects

2015.05.21 view of the mid-block paseo towards the park.

2015.05.21 concrete columns in the curved south building.

2015.08.12 view from up Potrero Hill with the scaffolding up. Image: David Baker Architects

2015.08.28 the egg building takes shape.

2015.10.24 Hubbell corner view

2014.11.6 View from the crane: Podium deck.

2015.10.29 View of the Egg Building from under the freeway. Image: David Baker Architects

A detail of the RBS system used to notate the vertical recesses on the main building. Image: David Baker Architects

2015.05.21 Steel framing for the bridge.

awards

Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Multifamily Housing Community (60-100 du/acre)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Gold Nugget Award of Merit—Residential Housing Project of the Year (Attached)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Real Estate Deals of the Year—Best Land Deal
San Francisco Business Times

project details

Category

All Projects, Apartments, Market-Rate, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

Equity Residential

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

CMG Landscape Architects

Contractor

Roberts-Obayashi Corporation

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project data
Potrero 1010 20311
1000 16th Street
San Francisco, California
Completed September 2016
number of units
studio 87
flex 23
1 bedroom 160
2 bedroom 183
total 453
commercial
retail sf 14,625
PDR/SEW 7,000
service 17,994
density ratios
project sf 530,000
site sf 174,740
acres 3.15
total bedrooms 560
bedrooms/acre 139
units/acre 99
parking
total 307
spaces/unit 0.65
type garage
bicycle 470
certification
GreenPoint Rated 152 points (Wedge building)
157 points (Egg building)