Project Description

Merit Award

Hope SF: Rebuild Potrero

San Francisco, CA

GLS Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architect: Gary L. Strang

Project Manager: Wendy Mok

Job Captain: Elizabeth Bouchard

Client: Bridge Housing/Build

Rebuild Potrero is a 38-acre redevelopment site on the steep south facing slope of Potrero Hill. 606 units of aging federally owned public housing will be replaced with new public housing, subsidized by a denser and more diverse mix of market rate and affordable housing with streets, parks, community services, recreation and retail. A new street grid supporting higher densities and dramatic views will replace the low density suburban site plan, which has left the neighborhood socially and physically isolated from the adjacent historic working class neighborhood, transit and services. By carefully phasing construction, current residents will not be required to relocate offsite at anytime during the process. The design is for a complete neighborhood, serving not only the redeveloped site but also the surrounding area.