SWA Group reports that it has begun schematic design for the landscape and community plan for San Francisco’s Sunnydale public housing site near Bayview-Excelsior.
Sunnydale is a recipient of one of the largest HOPE SF funding efforts to transform San Francisco public housing, SWA Group says.
SWA is designing the first phase of the 50-acre community, which is undergoing a complete redesign and replacement of existing, dilapidated circa-1941 housing.
The Sunnydale revitalization is a joint effort of the city of San Francisco, San Francisco Housing Authority, developers Mercy Housing and The Related Cos. of California, with a myriad of funding including US HUD and other sources. SWA is working in conjunction with master plan architect Van Meter Williams Pollack and small-business contractor Merrill Morris Landscape Architects.
SWA says it has initiated schematic landscape designs for the project, which consists of a set of affordable senior and family housing buildings that are being designed by local architects.
When complete, Sunnydale HOPE SF will have approximately 1,000 affordable rental units for families and seniors and almost 700 units of affordable and market-rate homeownership units.