In the years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, the Hayes Valley neighborhood fought to demolish the elevated Central Freeway and stitch their community back together. A grand tree-lined boulevard was built in its place with mixed-use housing planned on the parcels once occupied by the freeway.
For the largest of these sites, we teamed with developer Build Inc and 4 other architects to create a fine-grained proposal consisting of a platted fabric with two larger buildings bookending a series of row-house parcels that step down the hill around mid-block courts.
Following this initial successful bid for the site, we continue to work with Build Inc and Jon Worden architects to develop the plan for 180 dwellings, retail space, and parking.
Photography: Bruce Damonte