On the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee this afternoon, a resolution authorizing the Mayor’s Office of Housing to exercise a Redevelopment Agency Purchase Option for Mission Bay Block 13 East (a.k.a. 1180 4th Street) and approving a long term ground lease to Mercy Housing for a term of 75 years with a 24 year extension option for the development and operation of affordable housing.
From Daniel Solomon Design Partners who designed the project along with Kennerly Architecture and Planning:
1180 Fourth Street marks the corner of 4th and Channel Streets as a gateway to San Francisco’s Mission Bay South. This setting carries civic obligations unusual for an affordable housing project; it demands a welcoming and richly articulated building to set the standard for development to follow. As a community-oriented development for 150 low-income families, this building must hold its own amongst larger, market-rate neighbors and biotech campuses.
The project includes 11,000 sq. ft. of retail space lining Fourth Street, anchored by a corner restaurant space, and a community building facing Channel Park to serve the greater neighborhood. Common areas include two mid-block courtyards and a rooftop garden; a teen room, exercise room, day care and supportive services.