to this virtual tour of the Plaza Apartments.
Virtual Tour Under Construction - hard hats optional.
Check back regularly to see many missing details filled in as well as
new photo panoramas and information about the completed building. Your
questions, comments and suggestions much appreciated.
The Plaza Apartments is located at the corner of Sixth
and Howard streets in San Francisco, California.
Plaza Apartments is a 9-story (and basement) mixed-use low-income housing
building. It has 106 single room occupancy (SRO) efficiency studios with
private baths. The housing part of the building contains community rooms,
social services, laundry facilities and a rooftop patio garden for the
previously chronically homeless tenants. The ground floor and basement
levels include a credit union and a community theatre.
The city-owned building was developed by the Public Initiatives Development
Corporation (PIDC), a subsidiary of the San
Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA).
Most of the $22 million in building financing was provided by SFRA and
Community Investment Inc.
The building was designed as a LEED
for New Construction (LEED-NC) green building project and is seeking
a LEED-NC rating of Silver. The Plaza Apartments also reflects the design
principles of the Green
The building architectural design was a collaboration between Leddy
Maytum Stacy Architects and Paulett
The building has many green features that make it healthier for tenants,
more economical to operate and environmentally-sound in its use of materials.
Now go and explore our virtual
tour of the Plaza Apartments. Find out why this is a great green building
and a wonderful home for the 106 previously homeless individuals who live