David Baker Architects

1965 Market Street


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View from Market Street looking south. Image: David Baker Architects

1965 Market Street will bring 96 new homes to the Upper Market area and serve as a distinctive and welcoming gateway to the Castro neighborhood. Part of the residential zoning in the Market-Octavia Plan, this new building will incorporate and bolster the historic existing building on the corner of Market Street and Duboce Avenue and add new housing as well.

The development is a composition of three united but distinct forms: the existing historic building and towers, an 8-story building on the current parking lot, and a 7-story portion that steps back and complements the existing building with a simple and subtly curving façade.

Along Duboce, three glazed window bays create a visual rhythm and serve as towering “lanterns” for the neighborhood.  Below the prominent bays, double-height entry stoops and residential entries enliven the streetscape and provide access to the excellent public transit along Market. The ground floor is further activated by the retained and improved retail and restaurant spaces in the existing historic building.

The building’s compact shape and ideal north-south exposure optimize solar gain and bring in extensive daylight. The 85’ height at Duboce complements the heights of neighboring Linea and 38 Dolores.

The design honors the past and looks to the future, providing dense and appealing housing at the important juncture of Market Street and Duboce Avenue.

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Distant view from Market Street looking east. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram 01: Horizontal setbacks from the existing historic building. Image David Baker Architects

SETBACK

Diagram 02: Heights swapped between the zoning districts. Image: David Baker Architects

SWAP HEIGHT

Diagram 03: The strong verticals of glazed bays break up the building mass. Image: David Baker Architects

BAYS

Diagram 04: Active uses at ground floor. Image: David Baker Architects

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Detail view of Duboce Avenue pedestrian edge. Image: David Baker Architects

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The 1924 historic corner building was LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanned to produce extremely accurate as-built 3D drawings, which allow it to be incorporated effectively into the larger development.

The historic corner building as seen in the mid-70s. Image: San Francisco Architectural Heritage Survey

HISTORIC RESOURCE

1965 Market Street was originally designed and built as a mortuary and funerary chapel by San Francisco architect Walter C. Falch. Designed in a Spanish Colonial/Mission Revival architectural style, the original building was completed in 1924, and underwent a third-floor addition in 1933. The site served as the Gantner Brothers’ Funeral Home through the 1970s, and the mortuary provided many services for early victims of HIV/AIDS. In 1981, Atlas Savings & Loan Association—the first financial institution established by a partnership of gays and lesbians in the United States—moved into the building, remaining on site until 1985. The site therefore embodies cultural significance for the Castro neighborhood, as well as historical architectural import.

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Typical upper floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

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Neighborhood engagement word cloud illustrating areas of interest and concern discussed at community meetings. Image: David Baker Architects

Community open house held at existing 1965 lobby. Image: David Baker Architects

NEIGHBORHOOD ENGAGEMENT
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Aerial rendering looking down on the project and the intersection of Market and Duboce. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial diagram. Image: David Baker Architects

View from Market Street looking south. Image: David Baker Architects

Distant view from Market Street looking east. Image: David Baker Architects

View from Duboce at Guerrero. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial rendering looking down on the project and the intersection of Market and Duboce. Image: David Baker Architects

Detail view of Duboce Avenue pedestrian edge. Image: David Baker Architects

North elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

South elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

East elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram 01: Horizontal setbacks from the existing historic building. Image David Baker Architects

Diagram 02: Heights swapped between the zoning districts. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram 03: The strong verticals of glazed bays break up the building mass. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram 04: Active uses at ground floor. Image: David Baker Architects

Diagram 00: Final massing. Image: David Baker Architects

Typical upper floor plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Ground level plan. Image: David Baker Architects

Neighborhood engagement word cloud illustrating areas of interest and concern discussed at community meetings. Image: David Baker Architects

Community open house held at existing 1965 lobby. Image: David Baker Architects

The historic corner building as seen in the mid-70s. Image: San Francisco Architectural Heritage Survey

The 1924 historic corner building was LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) scanned to produce extremely accurate as-built 3D drawings, which allow it to be incorporated effectively into the larger development.

project details

Category

All Projects, Market-Rate, Mid-Rise Housing, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, CA

Developer

Keller Grover Properties

Design Architect

David Baker Architects

Permalink

www.dbarchitect.com/1965MarketStreet

project data
1965 Market Street 21506
San Francisco, California
number of units
studio 1
1 bedroom 52
2 bedroom 43
total 96
density ratios
project sf 102,744
site sf 16,778
acres 0.39
total bedrooms 139
bedrooms/acre 356
units/acre 246
construction type
8 stories