The rebuilding of San Francisco’s 22-acre Hunters View public housing development into a mixed-income neighborhood will triple the number of dwelling units to 800 – half of which will be market rate – and create three new neighborhood parks, a new community center, and neighborhood-serving commercial space.
The heart of the new neighborhood will be Block 10, a five-story building to rise on Fairfax Avenue at the southwest corner of Hunters View.
Block 10 is envisioned as the primary civic and commercial hub for the community, and ground floor uses will contain a community center, childcare facility, leasing office, and retail space. The ground floor will also include a one-story at-grade parking garage accessed on Fairfax Avenue that will hold 18 parking spaces. The upper four floors will contain 72 dwelling units (40 one-bedroom and 32 three-bedroom units).
Bids for the construction of Block 10, which was designed by David Baker + Partners and Paulett Taggart Architects, are due next month; the project is currently slated to break ground by June; and the heart of the new Hunters View neighborhood should be alive and beating by February 2017.
Phase Three of Hunters View redevelopment, which will follow the development of Block 10 and a couple of other blocks which altogether constitute Phase Two, will include up to 400 market rate units and a new Bayview Park.