June 14, 2011
365 Fulton Exposed
Formerly known as Central Freeway Parcel G, to be known as the Dr. Raye Richardson Apartments, and having started site work early last year, the scaffolding around 365 Fulton is almost completely down from around the five story development at the corner of Gough.
As plugged-in people know, the development will yield 120 studios for extremely low income, formerly chronically homeless individuals; 2,680 square feet of ground floor retail; and 2,000 square feet of social service program space.
And the yellow was a post community input added touch to the David Baker design.
∙ 365 Fulton (AKA Parcel G) Design Evolved, Site Work Commences [SocketSite]
∙ In The Name Of Dr. Raye Richardson For 365 Folsom (AKA Parcel G) [SocketSite]
∙ RFPs For Housing Along Octavia Boulevard [SocketSite]
First Published: June 14, 2011 12:00 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
I'm definitely a fan of that vertical multi-colored paneling on the one side, although the stucco on the rest is pretty blah.
Posted by: lyqwyd at June 14, 2011 12:35 PM
"And the yellow was a post community input added touch to the David Baker design."
Is that yellow or green? Looks more green to me...Anyway, I do like it minus the Flamenco dancer.
I like David Baker's designs. This one is a favorite of mine - http://www.200secondstreet.com/
Posted by: Willow at June 14, 2011 2:48 PM
Props for being different. It's nice to see something other than typical boring lego-land box SOMA stuff.
Posted by: lolcat_94123 at June 14, 2011 3:09 PM
^Um, this ain't in SOMA.
Posted by: anon at June 14, 2011 4:00 PM
I know. Bad phrasing on my part. Hopefully you get the idea (all the new stuff that comes up tends to mirror the boring boxy stuff you see all over the SOMA/Mission Bay).
Posted by: lolcat_94123 at June 14, 2011 4:26 PM
I thought your statement was quite clear, lolcat_94123.
Willow - I think you're right. That wall appears to be a yellowish green (lime green?). For reference you can see the standard "traffic sign" yellow on the dumpster in the foreground.
Posted by: The Milkshake of Despair at June 14, 2011 5:32 PM
Love the color. Love the vertical panels.
Posted by: Modernqueen at June 14, 2011 5:59 PM
Is 5 stories the best we can do? Or is the city slowly testing the waters in different neighborhoods for heightened density? I hope its the latter.
Posted by: sf at June 14, 2011 8:46 PM
In meeting David Baker on several occasions at several venues (and on bike), I realize now that I had never met anyone who knew what everyone wanted. How special!
Posted by: Bakerman Bakerman at June 15, 2011 8:36 AM
What community wanted the yellow? The homeless community?
Or, maybe the higher income neighbors thought the building looked a bit to similar to their own places and wanted to make sure passers-by knew it was low income housing.
Posted by: John at June 15, 2011 11:14 AM
it was clear that this color was added post community input, as mentioned above ... and if you have actually been by it, it is clearly green, not yellow. A light, yellowish green, but no doubt green.
I really like the front and the green corner... aka the "stucco" side. The massing is nice. The back side, which is actually the more prominent facade as you can see it up from Cathedral Hill, is quite busy .. not sure how I feel about it yet. I think it may be the brick red color that is getting to me, maybe would have been more of a statement as all grey?
Posted by: ryan knock at June 15, 2011 11:30 AM
Growing up in Orange County that color reminds me of one of the Disney corporate buildings off the 5 freeway.
Posted by: lolcat_94123 at June 15, 2011 5:02 PM
Love the place i live in the place and enjoy the energy it radiats every moring i awake its so fresh i lovn the design of every aspect of the building its brite wit lots of lights and windows that allow light in the building
Posted by: Jason martinez at December 24, 2011 11:53 PM