Please join us on Saturday, September 10, for a tour of Richardson Apartments with representatives from Community
Housing Partnership, Mercy Housing California, David Baker + Partners, and SF
Housing Action Coalition.
The Drs. Julian + Raye Richardson
Apartments—developed by Mercy Housing California and Community Housing Partnership—will
provide permanent supportive housing for a very-low-income,
formerly homeless population.
This open house will feature two tours of the building—at 10:15am and 11:15am—led by architects Amit Price Patel AIA LEED AP and David Baker FAIA LEED AP. There will be no additional tour opportunities
after the residents move in.
The residents’ entrance
on Fulton Street features a spacious, secure lobby with a reception station.
Beyond the lobby, the south-facing courtyard frames an expansive
existing mural—a paint-and-glass mosaic of dancers on the side of the
Performing Arts garage. Connected by an open-air stair, four levels of fully equipped studio apartments
sit atop neighborhood-serving retail and surround the private landscaped
Other supportive uses include an on-site medical and counseling center, a residents'
lounge, and a prominent flexible-use community room. The rooftop deck includes a living roof, allotment garden plots, solar arrays, and City Hall views. The corner retail space is slated for a bakery featuring a work-training program for residents, and other ground-level retail spaces maintain an active street edge and connect the building to the Hayes Street retail corridor.
Formerly a parking lot on the southeast
corner of Fulton and Gough streets, Richardson Apartments has risen on one of the sites freed for development by the
demolition of the collapsed Central Freeway.
Have questions about Richardson Apartments Open House and Tour?
Contact David Baker Architects