Mercy Housing Completes 1180 Fourth Street Affordable Housing Designed by Mithun|Solomon and Kennerly Architecture in San Francisco

Mercy Housing, San Francisco, Mithun|Solomon, Kennerly Architecture, Mission Bay South, James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp, Full Circle Architects

unnamedNew 150-unit Apartment Community Anchors Gateway Corner at Mission Bay

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (December 11, 2014 ) – Mercy Housing California announced today the completion of 1180 Fourth Street, a 150-unit affordable housing community designed by collaborating architects Mithun|Solomon and Kennerly Architecture & Planning.

1180 Fourth Street marks the corner of Fourth and Channel Streets as a gateway to San Francisco’s Mission Bay South, a key component of the burgeoning 300-acre Mission Bay community of housing, retail and office space. 1180 Fourth, developed at a cost of approximately $55 million,provides a range of critically-needed affordable housing within this fast-growing neighborhood, and houses 150 low-income, very low income and formerly homeless individuals and families.

“As a prominent gateway to Mission Bay, 1180 Fourth’s setting carries urban design obligations unusual for an affordable housing property,” said Daniel Solomon, a partner at Mithun|Solomon, the San Francisco office of Mithun. “With a vibrant mix of street level uses, and richly articulated architecture, this building holds its own among larger, market-rate neighbors and biotech campuses. 1180 Fourth brings the city’s cosmopolitan diversity to this emerging neighborhood.”

“1180 Fourth Street is the result of a strong collaboration with the City and County of San Francisco and the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure to bring affordable housing and vibrant commercial activity to Mission Bay,” said Doug Shoemaker, President, Mercy Housing California. “Mercy Housing and Episcopal Community Services, our service provider, welcomes all of our new low income and formerly homeless families into San Francisco’s newest neighborhood and 1180 Fourth Street.”

The six-story community of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments includes 11,000 square feet of retail space lining Fourth Street, anchored by a corner restaurant space, and a community building facing Channel Park that serves the greater neighborhood. Common areas include a rich array of mid-block courtyards and gardens on three levels, along with a teen room, exercise room, two family-day-care units, and supportive services spaces.

Mithun is the executive architect and architect of record for 1180 Fourth, with associated architects Kennerly Architecture & Planning and Full Circle Architects. 1180 Fourth’s design was originated as WRT/Solomon E.T.C. The contractor is James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp. Property management provided by Mercy Housing Management Group.

About Mithun
Founded in 1949, Seattle-based Mithun and its San Francisco office, Mithun|Solomon, is a national leader in planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design for urban communities. Mithun has won more than 350 awards for excellence in design, and has completed 18,000 units of urban infill, mixed-use, and transit-oriented development throughout the United States. For more information, visit

About Kennerly Architecture
Founded in 1999 by Owen Kennerly, a former student and employee of Daniel Solomon, Kennerly Architecture & Planning is recognized locally and nationally for innovative urban infill projects that reconcile sensitive contexts with contemporary design. For more information, visit

About Mercy Housing
Mercy Housing California (MHC) is the largest regional division of national nonprofit Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), headquartered in Denver and founded in 1981 with the mission to create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. To date, with a presence in 41 states and 200+ cities, MHI has developed, preserved and financed more than 45,800 affordable homes nationwide, both rental and single family, serving more than 152,600 adults and children on any given day. Mercy Housing California has developed over 130 rental properties across 36 counties serving low- and very low-income working poor families, senior citizens, persons who are homeless and people with disabilities and persons living with HIV/AIDS. For more information about Mercy Housing, please visit

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