Rendering of landscaping at Ringold Alley. more
Aerial of construction from June 2016 more
Facade on Harrison Street as of July 2016. more

L Seven Apartments

location:San Francisco, CA
developer:Fairfield Residential Company LLC
completion:Fall 2016 estimated

L Seven is an entire city block of market rate housing in San Francisco’s SOMA district, providing 410 units of much needed rental apartments. This new mixed-use project will consist of seven buildings along four streets with new internal alleys on a 3.36 acre site. Several factors influenced the design of the buildings and each was driven by extensive interaction with the Western SoMa Task Force, and the broader community. Our over-arching goal throughout our six year community outreach effort was to have the new development look like existing South of Market buildings — to respect what came before us and to fit into the existing built context.

The design places taller structures along the busy corridors of 8th and Harrison Street while reducing the scale along the side and rear alley of Gordon Street. Units will consist of flats, lofts, flex units (with attached garage spaces), and two story townhomes. The site will include a public park with adjacent cafe. At the ground floor along the major streets, we are providing high ceiling space for retail and commercial use. Along the quieter Gordon Street there will be 10,600 square feet of arts\activity or PDR (Production, Distribution and Repair) space. Parking at the basement level garage includes a combination of compact, electric, compact electric, carshare, and ADA parking spaces.

The development is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and is intended to achieve the LEED Silver rating.

Landscape Architect: Miller Company
General Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi