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Festival Home Tours | Potrero Hill Affordable Housing Project: 1101 Connecticut
Also named Block X, this is the first building in the redevelopment of the 38-acre Potrero Public Housing site in San Francisco.
Architect: Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLC
Neighborhood: Potrero Hill
Building Size/Acres: 111,370 Sq. Ft./0.69 acre
Density: 72 units
Completion Year: 2010
Photographer: Keith Baker
About the Project
1101 Connecticut, also named Block X, is the first building in the redevelopment of the 38-acre Potrero Public Housing site in San Francisco. It is the result of a multi-year effort working with the residents and surrounding community to shape the redevelopment master plan in what will be a 1,700 unit mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood.
This 72-unit family housing building is located on a vacant steeply sloping site and offers views across San Francisco Bay and toward the South San Francisco hills. The massing steps with the topography and complements the buildings in the surrounding neighborhood. The common spaces and apartments take advantage of the views with a large south-facing courtyard designed for play, interaction, and barbeque.
About the Architecture + the City Festival (September 10-30)
Presented by the Center for Architecture + Design in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIASF), the 18th annual Architecture + the City Festival continues to offer behind-the-scenes programs, walking tours, literature, live presentations, and more that provide an excellent opportunity for all communities to experience architecture and design in a myriad of ways throughout the city. Every September, the festival reveals the many facets and layers of San Francisco, and how architecture and design play a key role in this ever-changing urban landscape.
For more info visit: www.archandcity.org