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.
Development plans have been published before a development review hearing for Tasman East Parcel 11 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County. The 21-story tower is expected to rise to 5185 Lafayette Street with retail, 198 apartments, and even more parking. Ensemble is the project developer.
Construction work has topped out with facade installation nearly complete for the four-story life science project at 777 Industrial Road in San Carlos, San Mateo County. The project rose quickly since our prior coverage in June last year when demolition had finished for everything but a single floor for adaptive reuse. Presidio Bay Ventures is the project developer, and W.L. Butler is the general contractor.
Renderings have been published for the future clubhouse of United Playaz, a 27-year-old non-profit based in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood. The project, aided by $2 million of state funds procured last year, will renovate the existing two-story structure at 1044 Howard Street with a community center. Arquitectonica is the project architect.
A 100% affordable housing project has been approved and is making progress at 121 East 12th Street in Merritt, Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of a six-story building offering 91 residential units, retail, and parking spaces. Oakland-based East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation is the developer. PYATOK Architects is responsible for the designs. DCI Engineers is consulting on structural engineering, Sandis is the civil engineer, and Jett is the landscape architect.