Pacific Pointe Apartments

San Francisco CA | Completed 

2016

View of central courtyard at Pacific Point Apartments in San Francisco, CA. #

View of the main residential entry and Summer Court.

Image Credit
Bruce Damonte
Pacific Pointe the first 100% affordable housing within San Francisco’s 638-acre Hunters View Shipyard master plan, the largest redevelopment in the city’s history.

The community offers 60 family homes—ranging from one- to three-bedroom—supported by dynamic outdoor spaces and an array of on-site amenities. Poised at the hilltop, the building maximizes the steep site's sunny views out to the Shipyard and San Francisco Bay.

The design is organized as two L-shaped wings that embrace a bi-level courtyard. A shaded entry court offers seating and connects the main entry to the parking garage, mailboxes, management offices, and a curving stair up to the sunny podium-level courtyard. This central courtyard includes a range of seating and gathering spaces, interspersed with lush plantings. Building circulation passes through this courtyard at both the podium level and above, via a stack of open-air bridges that bisect the common space.  

Apartments open directly onto this outdoor circulation, enjoying views into the courtyards and out toward the Bay. At the northwest and southwest edges, homes connect outward to the surrounding landscaped sidewalks via private residential stoops.

The community is distinguished by a five-story weathering-steel tower, which demarcates the common rooms on each floor and is topped with an outdoor view deck and picnic area at the very top. In the evening, when the lights of the common rooms are on, this perforated form is backlit by the community space to create a glowing, lantern-like effect.

Extensive community engagement resulted in the integration of a story-telling fence at the main residential entry that highlights the figures and concepts important to the culture of the community and adds color and texture to the public street.


Recognition


Awards
Gold Nugget Award of Merit-Best Affordable Housing Community (100+ du/acre)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
HardieDesign Honorable Mention
James Hardie Pros

Team


Development Team
AMCAL Multi-Housing
Development Team
Young Community Developers
Architect
David Baker Architects
Associate Architect
Interstice Architects
Landscape Architect
Interstice Architects
Contractor
Cahill Contractors

Project Details


Project Number
21208

Address

350 Freidell Street
San Francisco, CA
United States



Status
Completed
2016

Number of Units
1 Bedroom
27
2 Bedroom
21
3 Bedroom
12

Total 60

Density Ratios
Project
81,183 sf
Site
22,392 sf
Acres
0.51

Parking
Parking Spots
44
Parking Type
residential
Bicycle Parking
60

Certifications
GreenPoint Rated Registered

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