Salvation Army Housing
San Francisco, California
On the edge of the downtown district, this twin-towered project houses 247 units of studio and one-bedroom apartments for seniors. This project was the first step in a 30-year process of revitalizing one of San Francisco's more dilapidated neighborhoods. The project, foreign at first, now sits amid a renaissance of new housing, vibrant businesses, and rich cultural facilities.
Each apartment provides for the independent living of its tenants with full kitchens and generous views of the City. For those with a desire for greater assistance with their daily routines, meals are prepared by the sponsor's staff in the large commercial kitchen and served in the common dining room. The facility has full-time staffing to monitor the health and safety of all tenants, and to provide organized activities in the project's many common social areas. The project was designed in cooperation with a pre-selected general contractor, and their key sub-contractors under a negotiated bid arrangement. This assured that the project would be able to meet the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's strict design and budgetary guidelines.