950 Tennessee

Client Leap Development
Location San Francisco, CA
Status Under Construction

950 Tennessee creates new low-rise residences, designed to reflect the variety of the surrounding neighborhood.

950 Tennessee is a new 100-unit residential building located in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. The project site spans the width of a city block and will be u-shaped in plan, with open space in the form of a central courtyard. Although the building is one structure, the style and massing has been broken into two components - one residential in texture and the other more industrial, reflecting the variety in the immediate project vicinity.

The southern portion of the building is designed with an industrial aesthetic intended to reflect the industrial precedents in the Dogpatch Historic District, especially the adjacent building at 970 Tennessee Street, which was constructed in 1935.

The northern portion of the building, in contrast, will have an architectural aesthetic intended to reflect the more residential character of the Dogpatch Historic District, especially the Pelton Cottages and other residential buildings found further south along Tennessee Street and Minnesota Street, with their repetitive verticality and narrow gaps between them.

Part of the development plan includes the creation of a 30-foot wide publicly-accessible mid-block passage from Tennessee Street to Minnesota Street. This passage will be located in the approximate location of the historic Kentucky Place, an alley immediately south of the site that joined Tennessee Street to Minnesota Street until 1935.


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