David Baker Architects

222 Taylor Street


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222 Taylor has been certified LEED Platinum.

222 Taylor is ENERGY STAR certified, which means it meets strict EPA energy standards and performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide.

Located at the southwest corner of Eddy and Taylor Streets, this 100% affordable family housing project provides 113 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units in an 8-story mixed-use building with landscaped open space and ground-floor commercial space. The retail area is slated to house a mid-size grocery store.

 

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"The overall design is one of inclusivity, resilience, and deep care about tenants, neighbors, neighborhood, and larger environment.”
--AIA San Francisco Design Awards Jury, 2021

 

The 8-story mid-rise replaces a parking lot with a car-free, high-density building two blocks from Market Street transit opportunities. The corner features lofty ground-level retail spaces set to activate the street edge with an expanded space for a long-time local grocer and a Yemeni restaurant. A flexible central courtyard and roof-top farm bring critical open green space for residents. The farm will provide food and volunteer gardening opportunities to residents, and maximize shared city views.

The contextual building both fits in and stands out in the historic neighborhood, with a variegated brick facade referencing local masonry and dramatic notches that align with surrounding historic cornices. The sustainable development is LEED for Homes Mid-Rise pending, and is on track to be one of the first EnergyStar Multifamily Mid-Rises in California.

The main residential entry has a custom K-door by Oakland artisans Pacassa Studios. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Elevator lobby featuring art by Creativity Explored artist Jennifer Bockelman. Image: Bruce Damonte

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The courtyard features a range of seating, playing, and planting zones. Image: Bruce Damonte

Courtyard design by GLS Landscape | Architecture. Image: Bruce Damonte

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A three-bedroom corner unit looking out at Curran House on Taylor Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

One bedroom in a three-bedroom corner unit, home to a family of six. Image: Bruce Damonte

Studio unit overlooking the central courtyard. Image: Bruce Damonte

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Typical upper residential floor, 3 through 9. Image: David Baker Architects

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Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

TAYLOR STREET

Taylor Street runs up hill to the enormous Hyatt Hotel tower.

Taylor Street context elevation with Hilton Hotel tower built in the 1970s. Image: David Baker Architects

EDDY STREET

The Eddy Street elevation showing how the "slot" aligns with the neighboring historic building's cornice line. Image: David Baker Architects

222 Taylor has been certified LEED Platinum.

222 Taylor is ENERGY STAR certified, which means it meets strict EPA energy standards and performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide.

Courtyard design by GLS Landscape | Architecture. Image: Bruce Damonte

Bright natural light floods the below-grade conference room. Image: Bruce Damonte

A three-bedroom corner unit looking out at Curran House on Taylor Street. Image: Bruce Damonte

One bedroom in a three-bedroom corner unit, home to a family of six. Image: Bruce Damonte

Studio unit overlooking the central courtyard. Image: Bruce Damonte

View of the residential corridor showing exposed concrete ceiling. Image: David Baker Architects

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The main residential entry has a custom K-door by Oakland artisans Pacassa Studios. Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Elevator lobby featuring art by Creativity Explored artist Jennifer Bockelman. Image: Bruce Damonte

Skip the elevator and take the stairs. Image: Bruce Damonte

The flexible community room connects directly to the lobby and the courtyard. Image: Bruce Damonte

The community room includes a kitchen tucked away behind sliding barn doors. Image: Bruce Damonte

The laundry room looks out onto and connects directly with the central courtyard. Image: Bruce Damonte

Get your bike from the easily accessible courtyard bike room and roll right out to the street. Image: Bruce Damonte

The courtyard features a range of seating, playing, and planting zones. Image: Bruce Damonte

The community room, community kitchen, and laundry room all look out onto and connect with the central courtyard. Image: Bruce Damonte

Image: Bruce Damonte

Courtyard design by GLS Landscape | Architecture. Image: Bruce Damonte

View up Eddy illustrating contextual strategy. Image: David Baker Architects

In collaboration with Top Leaf Farms, TNDC is building out the their first rooftop farm, where produce for the community will be grown and harvested in 600-sf raised planters and 250 sf of trough planters. Currently under construction, the roof farm will managed by TNDC staff with guidance from Top Leaf Farms. Image: David Baker Architects

View across Eddy Street. Image: David Baker Architects

2015.03.20 Aerial rendering of 222 Taylor Family Housing. Image: David Baker Architects

2015.03.20 View from the sidewalk outside TNDC's Curran House affordable family apartments. Image: David Baker Architects

The vision for this community is to actively engage the Tenderloin. Image: David Baker Architects

2015 View from across the street at 222 Taylor Street. Image: David Baker Architects

2015 View from up Eddy Street. Image: DBA

2015 Vignette of retail from across Taylor Street. Image: David Baker Architects

2015 view down Taylor Street. Image: David Baker Architects

2015 Street level view down Taylor Street. Image: David Baker Architects

2015 The entry to the affordable family housing from Taylor Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Context plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Typical upper residential floor, 3 through 9. Image: David Baker Architects

Eddy Street has important historic context. Image: David Baker Architects

The Eddy Street elevation showing how the "slot" aligns with the neighboring historic building's cornice line. Image: David Baker Architects

Taylor Street context elevation with Hilton Hotel tower built in the 1970s. Image: David Baker Architects

Taylor Street block elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

2017.07.25 Foundations are going in at 222 Taylor. Image: David Baker Arhitects

2018.08 view through TNDC's office windows of 222 Taylor under construction. Image: David Baker Architects

awards

Excellence in Architecture—Citation Award and Social Responsibility Commendation
AIA San Francisco
Residential Design Honor Award
AIA California
Residential Design Leading Edge Award
AIA California
Gold Nugget Merit Award: Best Affordable Housing Community (60+ dua)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Real Estate Deal of the Year—Affordable Housing (San Francisco)
San Francisco Business Times

publications

Affordable Family Housing Takes Root in San Francisco’s Tenderloin
ARCHITECT MAGAZINE: 222 Taylor

project details

Category

Affordable Housing, All Projects, Apartments, LEED, Mid-Rise Housing, Mixed-Use, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, California

Client

Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

GLS Landscape/Architecture

Contractor

Cahill Contractors

Civil Engineer

Carlile Macy

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project data
222 Taylor Street 20618
San Francisco, California
Completed September 2019
number of units
studio 16
1 bedroom 14
2 bedroom 68
3 bedroom 15
total 113
density ratios
project sf 126,000
site sf 22,355
acres 0.51
total bedrooms 211
bedrooms/acre 414
units/acre 221
parking
auto 0
bicycle parking 114
construction type
8 stories Type I
certifications
EnergyStar Multifamily High-Rise Certified
LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Platinum