Address: Third Street, Bayview District | SAN FRANCISCO-CALIFORNIA | United States
Latitude/Longitude: 37.7276, -122.395
Located in San Francisco’s Bayview District, this affordable Armstrong Place Townhomes community is part of a trend of transit-oriented development along Third Street, and lies just a block from a stop of the new Muni Third Street Light Rail. It was designed and built in conjunction with the adjacent Armstrong Senior Housing, which brings new neighborhood-serving retail space and community services to the area.
Two sections of stacked townhouses flank a large shared open public courtyard and also each feature a private gated courtyard. The central public courtyard features allotment gardens for families to grow food and flowers, as well as a rain garden to manage and clean stormwater biodynamically.
Additionally, ten three-story townhomes with private garages line Mendell Street, which is designed with pedestrian-friendly features such as pavers and extensive plantings. Surrounding the development, the street edge is lined with curbside bioswales—landscaped swaths that add green and collect and manage stormwater runoff.
Armstrong Place is separated from Armstrong Senior Housing by a landscaped pedestrian way linking Armstrong and Bancroft streets.
Associate Architect: TSH International Architecture + Design, Burlingame, California, USA (architect of record for 10 duplex units on Mendell Street)
Contractor: Roberts Obayashi Corporation
Landscape Architect: Adrienne Wong Associates
Lighting Consultant: Horton Lees Brogden
Structural Engineers: OLMM Consulting Engineers
Geotech Engineer: Treadwell + Rollo
Mechanical/Plumbing Engineer: Tommy Siu + Associates
Acoustical Engineer: Wilson Ihrig + Associates
Solar Contractor: Sun Light & Power
Civil Engineer: Luk + Associates
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