David Baker Architects

2675 Folsom Street


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New Housing for the Mission District

2675 Folsom Street is a 117-unit development in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood, a transit- and amenity-rich area. The four-story design respects the scale of the existing neighborhood architectural fabric and incorporates stoops for garden apartments, bays, and horizontal siding.  

The apartments range from studios to 3-bedroom homes to accommodate a wide range of residents. Private decks and patios, multi-level units, and varying orientations to the park, street, and courtyard offer a diversity of living options.

Open circulation maximizing light and fresh air will be provided at corridors, stairs, and bridges. Units will have generous windows and views out to the neighborhood and city beyond.

Amenity spaces—a lounge, outdoor kitchen, gym, dog wash, and spacious roof deck with a fire pit, grill, seating areas and verdant planting—are geared toward building and supporting community.

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Folsom Street looking south. Image: David Baker Architects

Folsom Street

The built mass is modulated in a modern interpretation of the traditional San Francisco bays to create a dynamic urban edge/street wall.

DIAGRAM: Push-in. Image: David Baker Architects

View of the Folsom Street sidewalk stoop units. Image: David Baker Architects

Section through the Folsom Street sidewalk. Image: David baker Architects

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A mid-block connection provides a public passage through the block as well as the resident entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Mid-Block Passage

A mid-block connection will provide a pedestrian link between Folsom Street lined with mature trees, and the residential Treat Avenue. The connection will feature an Outdoor Art Gallery with rotating artwork from local artists to be curated by the Mexican Museum. A double height community focused art gallery will mark the Folsom entry to the connection. Resident open spaces such as an outdoor kitchen and courtyard adjacent to the connection creates a collection of expansive open spaces on this compact site. Special metal cladding at the ends of the connection invite the public to use the connection from sunrise to sunset.

DIAGRAM: Mid-Block Passage. Image: David Baker Architects

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Aerial from the south east. Image: ASD | SKY

Parque Ninos Unidos

The site is adjacent to a the neighborhood Parque Ninos Unidos, a beautifully renovated public park dedicated to children.

DIAGRAM: Parque de los Niños. Image: David Baker Architects

View from the Parque Ninos Unidos public playground. Image: David Baker Architects

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The narrow frontage on Treat Avenue is scaled to the neighboring residential context. Image: David Baker Architects

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Roof Plan. Image: Fletcher Studios Landscape Architecture

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Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects and Fletcher Studios Landscape Architecture

DIAGRAM: Rear Yard. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Ring of Green. Image: David Baker Architects


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"Light Limited" 2 Bedroom Apartment Comparison
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Existing site at the entry to the mid-block passage on Folsom Street. The Charyn's Auction business has relocated. Image: David Baker Architects

CONTEXT: SITE

2675 Folsom is currently a used restaurant equipment auction facility. The business owns the site, and has secured another site in a more industrial neighborhood. Historically the site included a railroad line: the curved edge adjoining the Parque is a remnant of that use.

The wide sidewalks on Folsom Street are graced with mature trees. Image: David Baker Architects

Treat Avenue is narrower, a Mission District "tweener". Image: David Baker Architects

Aerial from the south east. Image: ASD | SKY

Folsom Street looking south. Image: David Baker Architects

Parque Ninos Unidos is immediately to the south of the community. Image: David Baker Architects

View from the Parque Ninos Unidos public playground. Image: David Baker Architects

View from the Parque Ninos Unidos public vegetable allotment garden. Image: David Baker Architects

A mid-block connection provides a public passage through the block as well as the resident entry. Image: David Baker Architects

Papel Picado precedent for laser cut metal panels.

View of the Folsom Street sidewalk stoop units. Image: David Baker Architects

Section through the Folsom Street sidewalk. Image: David baker Architects

The narrow frontage on Treat Avenue is scaled to the neighboring residential context. Image: David Baker Architects

Roof Plan. Image: Fletcher Studios Landscape Architecture

Site Plan. Image: David Baker Architects and Fletcher Studios Landscape Architecture

Folsom Street elevation rendering. Image: David Baker Architects

Treat Street elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

The Parque elevation. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Parque de los Niños. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Mid-Block Passage. Image: David Baker Architects

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DIAGRAM: Push-in. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Rear Yard. Image: David Baker Architects

DIAGRAM: Ring of Green. Image: David Baker Architects

Existing site at the entry to the mid-block passage on Folsom Street. The Charyn's Auction business has relocated. Image: David Baker Architects

The wide sidewalks on Folsom Street are graced with mature trees. Image: David Baker Architects

Treat Avenue is narrower, a Mission District "tweener". Image: David Baker Architects

project details

Category

Apartments, Market-Rate, On the Boards

​Location

San Francisco, California

Developer

Axis Development Group

Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Fletcher Studio

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