Bruce Damonte

Broadway Cove and 735 Davis are providing 178 affordable homes for residents ranging from formerly homeless seniors to moderate-income families in San Francisco.

Although distinct projects, the properties were developed as one dynamic multi-building community by BRIDGE Housing and The John Stewart Co. (JSCo), which joined forces to redevelop underutilized parcels owned by the city and the Port of San Francisco.

“There’s very much a connection between the two buildings,” says Marie Debor, vice president at BRIDGE Housing, noting public-private outdoor space that ties the properties together. They also share on-site staff and services.

They form an inclusive, mixed-income community to serve a wide range of households and uses.Broadway Cove has 125 units for families earning between 30% and 120% of the area median income (AMI), including more than 30 supported by project-based Section 8 vouchers, with priority given to former public housing residents. At 735 Davis, there are 53 affordable apartments for seniors earning between 30% and 70% of the AMI, including apartments for individuals who were homeless.

Bruce Damonte

Located near the North Beach neighborhood, the $140.6 million development is the first time that the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development funded middle-income units, says Don Lusty, director of development at JSCo.

Company leaders say the project realizes the late John Stewart’s vision for what he called “the mother of all mixed-use projects.”

Broadway Cove and 735 Davis collectively feature about 9,800 square feet of commercial space targeted to neighborhood-serving uses, including a child care center operated by the YMCA of San Francisco. Supportive services at 735 Davis are being provided by Lutheran Social Services, while the Chinatown YMCA is offering resident services at Broadway Cove.