David Baker Architects

1567 California


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Partial view of Polk Street elevation showing passage to courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

This gateway building will be located on a prominent half-acre lot at the corner of Polk and California Streets.

The design utilizes the State of California Affordable Housing Density bonus to increase residential by 35% to 100 apartments, over 40% of which have a minimum of two bedrooms (including 13 three-bedroom apartments). The market-rate buildng will integrate nine affordable apartments on site.

The ground level will contain seven retail spaces facing the busy Polk neighborhood commercial corridor and stepping up California Street. The building has no automobile parking, and will offer 117 secure bicycle parking spaces.

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Visualization looking north up Polk Street. Image: David Baker Architects

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Visualization from Polk Street near Swan Oyster Depot looking south. Image: David Baker Architects

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Visualization looking west down California Street. Image: David Baker Architects

The entry with additional flower shop retail space on California Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial of context from northwest. Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial view from the north west. Image: David Baker Architects

Existing site looking north from across Polk Street, Image: David Baker Architects

Visualization looking north up Polk Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Vignette of Polk Street retail. Image: David Baker Architects

Partial view of Polk Street elevation showing passage to courtyard. Image: David Baker Architects

The existing site looking west across California Street. Image: David Baker Architects

Visualization looking west down California Street. Image: David Baker Architects

The entry with additional flower shop retail space on California Street. Image: David Baker Architects

The existing site looking south down Polk Street, Image: David Baker Architects

Visualization from Polk Street near Swan Oyster Depot looking south. Image: David Baker Architects

Concept sketch of rear courtyard. Image: Interstice

the cable car runs up and down California Street. Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

All Projects, Market-Rate, Mixed-Use, On the Boards, San Francisco

​Location

San Francisco, California

Client

Southern Land Global, LLC

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Interstice Architects

Structural Engineer

Tipping Structural Engineers

Acoustical Engineer

Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc.

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project data
1567 California Street 21726
San Francisco, California
number of units
studio 13
1 bedroom 34
2 bedroom 39
3 bedroom 11
total 97
density ratios
project sf 109,700
site sf 18,625
acres 0.42
total bedrooms 158
bedrooms/acre 376
units/acre 231
construction type
9 stories Type IA