222 Taylor Street

San Francisco CA | Completed 

2019

Street View of 222 Taylor Street, affordable housing in San Francisco #

This high-density building maximizes housing opportunity while aligning with the historical context of the neighborhood.

Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
222 Taylor is a high-density affordable housing community serving low-income individuals and families in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. This LEED Platinum project is one of California’s first Energy Star Certified buildings.

This eight-story mid-rise replaces a parking lot with a car-free, high-density building two blocks from Market Street transit opportunities. The lofty ground floor activates the street edge with community and retail spaces, including an expanded corner space for a long-time neighborhood grocer and a space for a local restaurant.

The community is centered on a flexible, sheltered courtyard and topped by a roof-top farm with sweeping city views—open green space for residents in a neighborhood where such a resource is in short supply. The farm offers a social spot with sweeping city views and provides food and gardening opportunities for residents.

The lobby, community room, and laundry lounge all open onto the courtyard, creating connections that make for a lively, social ground floor.

The contextual building both fits in and stands out in the historic neighborhood. The variegated brick facade references local masonry, and a dramatic twist and graphic notches in the top of the structure align with surrounding historic cornices.

The sustainable development is LEED for Homes Mid-Rise certified, and is one of the first ENERGY STAR certified buildings in California, meeting strict EPA energy standards and performing better than at least 75% of similar buildings nationwide.


Recognition


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

Team


Client
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
Architect
David Baker Architects
Landscape Architect
GLS Landscape/Architecture
Contractor
Cahill Contractors
Civil Engineer
Carlile Macy

Project Details


Project Number
20618

Address

222 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2019

Number of Units
Studio
16
1 Bedroom
14
2 Bedroom
68
3 Bedroom
15
Townhouse
3

Total 113

Density Ratios
Project
126,000 sf
Site
22,355 sf
Acres
0.51

Parking
Bicycle Parking
114

Construction
Type I
8 Stories

Certifications
EnergyStar Multifamily High-Rise Certified
LEED for Homes Multifamily Mid-Rise Platinum

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