1629 Market Street

San Francisco, CA

Growing the public realm through a fine-grained urbanism approach.

Spanning a full city block, this project’s goal is to help revitalize the neighborhood and improve the public realm by re-knitting the site into its surrounding context and creating active street edges. The development includes five new residential buildings, repurposing of historic structures, and a replacement for the existing Local 38 Plumbers Union Hall. In addition to substantial streetscape improvements – such as the transformation of Colton and Stevenson Streets into pedestrian-friendly “living alleys” – the project creates more than 20,000 square feet of new publicly accessible open space including the new Joseph P. Mazzola Gardens, and a mid-block pedestrian passageway connecting the new open space to Market Street.