Plaza Apartments

The Plaza Apartments in San Francisco was the first new permanent housing for formerly homeless residents; located in the South of Market neighborhood, the affordable housing complex achieves a sustainable goal of being certified LEED Silver and includes supportive services for residents.

The result of an innovative public housing program initiated by the City of San Francisco, the Plaza Apartments provides permanent, dignified housing with on-site health and social services for 106 chronically homeless people.

Owner

Public Initiative Development Corporation

Associated Architect

Paulett Taggart Architects

Location

San Francisco, CA

Size

65,000 sq. ft.

Stats

LEED Silver certification

Image Credit

Tim Griffith

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Located in the heart of San Francisco’s evolving Sixth Street redevelopment area, this environmentally responsible, mixed-use development is intended to serve the cities neediest and lowest income residents. The Plaza is the first newly constructed property fully dedicated to the San Francisco Health Department’s Direct Access to housing program and serves as a new national model for green supportive housing.

Awards
Terner Prize for Innovation and Leadership in Affordable Housing, Finalist
World Habitat Awards, Finalist
AIA National, Housing Award
AIA National, Affordable Green Housing Award
AIA National, Honor Award for Architecture
Architecture Magazine, Home of the Year Award
AIA California Council Residential, Merit Award for Architecture
AIA San Francisco, Honor Award
AIA East Bay, Exceptional Residential Merit Award
The Plaza Apartments in San Francisco was the first new permanent housing for formerly homeless residents; located in the South of Market neighborhood, the affordable housing complex achieves a sustainable goal of being certified LEED Silver and includes supportive services for residents.

“The architects created an extraordinary project… This colorful and dignified building gives hope to residents and provides an anchor in a challenging neighborhood.”

AIA San Francisco Honor Award Jury