Case Study

Candlestick Point Block 11A Residential Placemaking

San Francisco, California, USA

The Challenge

To design an anchor for a new, mixed-use residential neighborhood development at the former site of Candlestick Park stadium. The area is known for its windy afternoons and short distance from the heart of San Francisco, elevating the importance of placemaking for the redevelopment of Candlestick Point, which includes a variety of housing types, retail, parks and active street uses.

The Design Solution

Candlestick Point North Block 11A is a high-rise residential tower located across from a commercial and film arts center, serving as a landmark for the new neighborhood.The 350-foot residential tower offers midrise residential wings on all four street frontages, with shared open space in an interior court. Each side has unique uses that contribute to the neighborhood’s vitality, including food-oriented retail, walk-up townhomes and ground-level residential amenities as part of the main lobby. The high-rise tower includes distinct massing with amenities at levels four and 24 that accent the landmark and provide memorable public spaces. View corridors from the community to the San Francisco Bay, art installations, open space and neighborhood parks are opportunities to develop historic and cultural narratives for San Francisco’s newest neighborhood.

The Design Impact

San Francisco has an acute housing shortage. Together with the adjacent Hunters Point residential neighborhood, this GreenPoint for MultiFamily rated, transit-oriented and high-density infill development adds 15,000 much needed new homes in San Francisco.

Project Features

  • 709,000 square feet (65,868 sm)
  • 31 story, mixed-use development
  • 440-unit apartment tower
  • 225-car below-grade parking garage
  • Retail space
  • Resident spa
  • Fitness pavilion
  • Sky lounge with exterior deck
  • Private resident dining room
  • Bike storage
  • Dog wash and dog run