2014 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 23

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Best Affordable Project - 60du/acre ormore
Judges Statement:
San Francisco remains one of the least affordable housing
markets in the country; it’s a city where working families and seniors are routinely
priced out. 474 Natoma provides apartment homes with monthly rents affordable
to families earning 40 to 60% of the Area Median Income ($42,200-$63,300 for a
household of four). The project provides 60 affordable households in San Francisco
proper, in the form of studios, and one-, two-, and three- bedroom apartments. The
judges praised the project’s amenities, interiors, and public spaces as “light-filled”
and “dignified.”
On a site scarred by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 474 Natoma is the
newest addition to San Francisco’s South of Market revitalization. On a small lot
between two alleys, the property’s front and rear buildings share a common two-
level lobby and through-block passageway linked to a central courtyard. At the top
floor, a landscaped terrace and a community garden provide additional sunny and
secure outdoor areas with city views.
The nine-story building design incorporates sustainable building strategies to
achieve the equivalent of GreenPoint Rated certification, and it includes a public
artwork installation on the exterior along the length of the elevator shaft. The
development aims to act as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization along the 6th
Street corridor.
Grand Award
474 Natoma
San Francisco, CA
Builder:
Nibbi Brothers Construction
Developer:
BRIDGE Housing Corp.
Lead Architect:
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Construction Architect: Saida + Sullivan Design Partners
Award of Merit
Villas at Gower
Hollywood, CA
Builder:
Alpha Construction
Developer:
A Community of Friends and PATH
Ventures
Architect:
Killefer Flammang Architects
New Genesis
Los Angeles, CA
Builder:
GB Construction, Inc.
Developer:
Skid Row Housing Trust
Architect:
Killefer Flammang Architects
Western Apartments
Los Angeles, CA
Builder:
Westport Construction, Inc.
Developer:
Preservation Partners
Architect/Planner:
Withee Malcolm Architects
Rene Cazenave Apartments
San Francisco, CA
Builder:
Cahill Contractors
Co-Developers:
Community Housing Partnership /
BRIDGE Housing Corp
Architect:
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Construction Architect:
Saida + Sullivan Design
Partners
Photographer: Bruce Damonte