474 Natoma Apartments

474 Natoma Apartments is an affordable family housing development in San Francisco’s South of Market Redevelopment Area; it integrates many sustainable features resulting in a high Green Point certification.

Filling a void in San Francisco’s SOMA Redevelopment Area, this high-density development provides 60 affordable apartments for low income families knitted into the urban fabric as a transition between the gritty Sixth Street SRO corridor and the gentrifying mid-Market neighborhood.

Owner

BRIDGE Housing Corporation

Associated Architect

Saida + Sullivan Design Partners

Location

San Francisco, CA

Size

75,000 sq. ft.

Stats

60 units; 128 green points

Image Credit

Bruce Damonte

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Situated on a small property between two alleys, the development’s front and rear buildings share a common two-level lobby and through-block passageway linked to a central courtyard. At the top floor, a landscaped terrace and a community garden provide additional sunny and secure outdoor areas with city views. This mix of 60 one, two and three bedroom flats and townhouses are available for qualified low/middle-income families. The design integrates sustainable design strategies to promote healthy indoor environments, energy efficiency and has achieved a high Green Point certification.

The main facade includes large scale public art installation, Global Gardens, by artist Catherine Wagner which consists of metal panels digitally embossed with images of culturally specific plants representing the diverse community. This “garden” contributes to the sense of home by representing both what has been brought from other places, as well as the mixing and exchange of cultures that characterize the neighborhood.

Awards
AIA East Bay Residential, Honor Award
AIA San Francisco, Social Responsibility Commendation
San Francisco Business Times, Deal of the Year
Pacific Coast Builder Conference, Gold Nugget, Best Affordable Project
474 Natoma Apartments is an affordable family housing development in San Francisco’s South of Market Redevelopment Area; it integrates many sustainable features resulting in a high Green Point certification.

“When I had a chance to move here, it was an answered prayer.”

Lolly Gilbert, resident

474 Natoma Apartments is an affordable family housing development in San Francisco’s South of Market Redevelopment Area; it integrates many sustainable features resulting in a high Green Point certification.
474 Natoma Apartments is an affordable family housing development in San Francisco’s South of Market Redevelopment Area; it integrates many sustainable features resulting in a high Green Point certification.
with
Jake Aftreth, Andrew Appleton, Aaron Brumo, Mark Chenchin, Mattison Ly, Claudia Merzario, Sayoko Nakamura, Christopher Roach, Charlie Stott, Elizabeth Surya, Sannihita Takkallapalli