Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building

San Francisco CA | Completed 

2016

Street View of Dr. George W. Davis Senior in San Francisco. #

The two residential bars are linked with the free-form circulation volume.

Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Building links a private residential wing with amenities and social services dedicated to low-income senior residents with a comprehensive public community center offering a gathering space and extensive programs for seniors from the surrounding neighborhood.

The 121 one- and two-bedroom affordable rental apartments are available to low-income seniors, including a placement program for seniors leaving incarceration. Many of the residents are long-time or one-time residents of the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, and are returning to community life in this building. The building received more than 4,000 applications for its 121 homes, highlighting the need for affordable senior housing in the area. 

The ground level of the eastern residential wing features a private common room, event kitchen, and fitness center, as well as a dedicated staff providing social services. Informal lounges and laundry rooms are sited on each floor, and there are shared decks overlooking the courtyard at the second and fourth levels.

The ground-level of the west wing of the building is dedicated to a 15,000-sf neighborhood-serving senior center run by Bayview Senior Services. The residential and community wings share a sunny, sheltered central courtyard. 

In addition to the services and structured programs—ranging from exercise classes to game nights to cooking demonstrations and a community garden—the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center also serves as central meeting place where area seniors can relax, catch up with their neighbors, play pool and dominos, and drink coffee.

The new homes and senior community center round out a quartet of buildings creating a diverse urban community along San Francisco’s developing Third Street Corridor. Integrating senior housing into a mixed-use micro-neighborhood adds a multi-generational aspect and prevents seniors from living in isolation. 


Recognition


Awards
AIACC Residential Design Merit Award
AIA California Council

Team


Developer
McCormack Baron Salazar
Interior Architecture
Gelfand Partners Architects
Associate Architect
MWA Architects
Landscape Architect
Miller Company Landscape Architects
Contractor
Nibbi Brothers General Contractors
Civil Engineer
Sandis

Project Details


Project Number
20903

Address

1751-1753 Carroll Street
San Francisco, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2016

Number of Units
1 Bedroom
117
2 Bedroom
4

Total 121

Density Ratios
Project
154,398 sf
Site
83,017 sf
Acres
1.91

Parking
Parking Spots
57
Parking Type
garage + drop-off
Bicycle Parking
34

Construction
Type VA over Type IA
5 Stories

Certifications
LEED for Homes Multifamily Mid-Rise Platinum

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