The namesake of “a World War II refugee who left $6 million to the City and County of San Francisco…[and] specified that 60 percent of his estate be used for the poor and needy and 40 percent for the neediest seniors,” the Zygmunt Arendt House at 850 Broderick broke ground earlier this year and has quickly risen.
[The $16 million Development] contains 47 studio units located in a residential neighborhood known for its beautiful Victorian fabric. The project’s lobby and common spaces—multipurpose room, management and service offices, and mid-block garden—were designed to encourage interaction among staff and its formerly homeless tenants. The project’s sustainable features include an energy-efficient building envelope and mechanical systems, rooftop photo-voltaic panels, and a stormwater detention system that directs runoff to streetside planters.
Hats off to Zygmunt Arendt along with the Community Housing Partnership and TNDC.
UPDATE (12/17): A bit more architectural context for the building:
∙ Affordable housing development breaks ground [Business Times]
∙ 850 Broderick Design [WRT Solomon E.T.C.]