La Fénix at 1950

San Francisco CA | Completed 

2021

Street view of La Fénix at 1950, affordable housing in the mission district of San Francisco. #

View of Mission Street facade from the north.

Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
Long-awaited affordable housing in San Francisco’s Mission District, La Fénix at 1950 was built on a community-oriented site to help residents gain stability in their neighborhood.

The building offers 157 homes—including 30 homes reserved for formerly unhoused families—supported by extensive services and community spaces.

A central courtyard links a range of shared amenities to foster resident connection and social gatherings: a community room and kitchen, media lab, laundry lounge, and neighborhood-serving child-care center. A new mid-block paseo lined with low-cost artist studios creates access to the site and continues the network of  plazas and alleyways that characterize the Mission.

The ground floor includes street-side space for a local café, a non-profit bicycle shop, and Youth Arts Exchange, which will activate the paseo with workshops in art and cultural expression.

The building is topped by an extensive roof deck providing sweeping city views and space for gardening, play, and respite.

According to Sam Moss, Executive Director of Mission Housing Development Corporation—who developed the project in partnership with BRIDGE Housing: “Community-based planning and design are guiding principles of this collaborative effort. This is a uniquely conceived project in that it addresses displacement of Mission District families, neighborhood artists, and people who are experiencing homelessness.”


Recognition


Awards
Affordable Housing Special Mention
Architizer A+ Awards
Social Responsibility Commendation
AIA San Francisco
Industry Excellence in Residential Construction Award
National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Team


Developer
BRIDGE Housing
Developer
Mission Housing Development Corporation
Architect
David Baker Architects
Associate Architect
Cervantes Design Associates
Landscape Architect
GLS Landscape/Architecture
Sustainability Consultant
Bright Green Strategies
Community Outreach
PODER

Project Details


Project Number
21531

Address

1950 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2021

Number of Units
Studio
32
1 Bedroom
36
2 Bedroom
73
3 Bedroom
16

Total 157

Density Ratios
Project
166,375 sf
Site
36,400 sf
Acres
0.80

Construction
Type I
9 Stories

Certifications
GreenPoint Rated Gold

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