Articles by Andrew Nelson

333 12th Street exterior view during the day, image courtesy Panoramic

City Opens Permanently Affordable Housing at City Gardens, SoMa

The City of San Francisco has officially opened the 2021-built apartment complex as a permanently affordable supportive housing facility at 333 12th Street in SoMa. The project was developed by Panoramic Interests and grabbed headlines as the first in San Francisco to utilize the State Density Bonus program. The city purchased the development last summer, less than a year after opening.

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3300 Mission Street establishing view, rendering by BAR Architects

New Building Permits for Affordable Adaptive Reuse of 3300 Mission Street

New building permits have been filed for the adaptive reuse of 3300 Mission Street in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. The 100% affordable proposal will receive a fast-tracked approval process per the Mayor Lee-passed executive directive for the vacant building, which was damaged in a 2016 fire. The development team will include Mitchelville Real Estate Group, Bernal Heights Housing Corporation, and the Tabernacle Community Development Corporation.

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2395 Sacramento Street establishing view, rendering by BAR Architects

Updated Design Ahead of Meeting for Adaptive Reuse in Pacific Heights

March Capital Management is continuing to pursue an adaptive reuse of the former private library for Cooper Medical College in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. Updated renderings show the firm is honing in on the design, led by BAR Architects, that includes interior renovations and expansion. The city’s Planning Commission is scheduled to review the plan in a public meeting this Thursday.

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The Village SF at 80 Julian Avenue pedestrian view, rendering by PYATOK

The Village SF Among Winners of National Mass Timber Design Competition

Plans for The Village SF Wellness Center is among the five winners of the national 2023 Mass Timber Competition. The contest was run by the Softwood Lumber Board and the USDA Forest Service, focusing on building toward net-zero construction. The five winners will receive a combined $2.2 million. The Village SF, a proposed multi-function community hub for indigenous peoples in San Francisco’s Mission District, is developed by Friendship House, Equity Community Builders, and several Native-led nonprofits.

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