888 Seventh Street

San Francisco CA | Completed 

2008

A “landscraper,” this building fills an entire block in a semi-industrial area of the city, branching into long fingers separated by courtyards to the rear.

Via patios and decks, the mix of 170 affordable and 54 market- rate apartments and townhouses open onto the street or landscaped courts. Glass sound walls cap the courtyard ends, buffering the open space from the noise of the nearby train but maintaining city views. A two-level embedded above-grade garage holds 238 parking spaces.

The street edge is lined all the way around with active uses that keep the area lively. An elliptical tower featuring a double-height commercial space under a stack of three-bedroom units, makes a bold graphic entry point for the mixed-use greenway that runs the length of the development.

The greenway serves as a bicycle and pedestrian connector for southern districts to the downtown area and brings a new half-acre public green space—complete with picnic lawns—to the neighborhood.


Team


Client
A.F. Evans
Architect
David Baker Architects
Landscape Architect
Smith + Smith
Structural Engineer
Tipping Mar + Associates
Lighting Designer
Horton Lees Brogden
Geotech Engineer
Treadwell + Rollo
Acoustical Engineer
Wilson Ihrig + Associates
Contractor
Roberts-Obayashi Corporation
Civil Engineer
Sandis
CAD Renderings
PowderHaus Studios

Project Details


Project Number
20109

Address

888 7th Street
San Francisco, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2008

Number of Units
Studio
61
1 Bedroom
49
2 Bedroom
81
3 Bedroom
33

Total 224

Density Ratios
Project
332,172 sf
Site
93,218 sf
Acres
2.10

Parking
Parking Spots
238
Parking Type
 embedded

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