Bayview Hill Gardens

San Francisco CA | Completed 

2013

Exterior view of Bayview Hill Gardens in San Francisco, Ca. #
Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
Previously the site of a derelict motel, Bayview Hill Gardens upgrades the corner with sustainable, supportive homes for unhoused families and youth aging out of foster care.

The new community brings refreshed vibrancy and increased safety to a developing part of the Bayview neighborhood. Broken into discrete volumes to reflect the surrounding residential fabric, the five-story building steps down a steep slope. The ground level features social-services offices, a resident lounge linked to the laundry room and computer lab, and a community room that opens onto a sheltered central courtyard, creating a flexible indoor-outdoor space used for community events and the on-site after-school program.

Designed with Rebar Group, the courtyard features an outdoor dining and playground area surrounded by an “edible landscape”—an 8,500-sft urban garden with fruit trees, vines, and raised planting beds that allow residents to grow their own food.


Recognition


Awards
AIA Housing Award
American Institute of Architects
Real Estate Deal of the Year—Affordable Residential (San Francisco)
San Francisco Business Times

Team


Owner
Providence Foundation
Nonprofit Housing Developer
Mercy Housing California
Development Consultant
MSPD
Architect
David Baker Architects
Landscape Architect
Interstice Architects
Community Garden Designer
Rebar Group
Garden Program
Urban Sprouts
Structural Engineer
OLMM Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineer
FW Associates
Lighting Designer
WSP-Flack+Kurtz
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer
Raymond Brooks Engineering
Contractor
Cahill Contractors
Social Services Provider
Bayview Hunters Point Foundation for Community Improvement

Project Details


Project Number
20709

Address

1075 Le Conte Avenue
San Francisco, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2013

Number of Units
Studio
17
1 Bedroom
24
2 Bedroom
24
3 Bedroom
8

Total 73

Density Ratios
Project
85,482 sf
Site
26,337 sf
Acres
0.60

Certifications
GreenPoint Rated Platinum

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