The Contemporary, Two-Building Community to Feature 13,000 SF of Neighborhood Retail And a State-of-the-Art Mechanical Auto Stacking System
(San Francisco, CA) – Continuing the transformation of San Francisco’s former industrial areas into vibrant residential communities, Equity Residential has begun construction on One Henry Adams, a 241-residence apartment community just west of Mission Bay on Townsend Circle in Showplace Square, announced Jim Kelly, First Vice President of Development for Equity Residential.
Located on Townsend Circle in between I-280 and I-80, One Henry Adams has been designed to respect the area’s light industrial history while providing a modern living community. “The project is a conversation between older and contemporary urban forms that characterize the essence of Showplace Square. The buildings are composed of clean lines framing classic proportions, zinc and stainless steel mingling with brick and timber and expanses of glass curtain walls contrasting with patterns of slot windows,” stated Ben Schaefer, an Associate and Project Designer with BAR Architects.
A state-of-the-art mechanical auto stacking system is being utilized to provide parking for more than 150 vehicles, 10% of which will feature EVC capabilities, and rooftop photo voltaic solar panels will generate enough energy to power the property’s garage and common areas.
In order to maintain scale with the surrounding community, the development has been divided into two 6-story buildings separated by a 40’-wide public park-like paseo that connects Henry Adams with Rhode Island. Lining the paseo is the ground floor’s 13,000 square feet of neighborhood serving retail and space for outdoor dining which further enhances the pedestrian experience.
According to Kelly, “As former industrial areas are transformed into modern residential neighborhoods, it is important to incorporate open spaces and social areas to build a more communal environment. Urban residents are increasingly attracted to resort-style amenities and public spaces, and we are confident that both tenants and the community will enjoy the lifestyle experience we’re bringing to the neighborhood.”
Scheduled for completion in 2016, One Henry Adams provides residents with a full menu of modern amenities: 1:1 bicycle parking with tool racks and repair stations in each building; a dog spa, a large residential lounge with WiFi, HDTV’s, farm tables and couches; a club room with demonstration kitchen; two outdoor courtyards with stainless steel BBQ’s; a rooftop terrace on the north building with BBQ, full kitchen, lounge chairs, trellises and shading elements with spectacular views of downtown.
According to Kelly, One Henry Adams is introducing something new in a residential community: A Maker Room. “If you’re an artist, hobbyist, tinkerer or mechanic, One Henry Adams’ Maker Room is an industrial workspace with work-tables, shelves, lockers and tools to work on those projects that were formerly done in a garage or studio. The Maker Room even has a pool table and media area when its time for a break. It’s a very unique concept that we envision resonating with our residents.”
About Equity Residential
Equity Residential is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of high quality apartment properties in top U.S. growth markets. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 391 properties consisting of 110,285 apartment units. Equity Residential has five multi-family assets currently in development in San Francisco, delivering approximately 1,800 apartment homes during the next two years. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at www.equityapartments.com.