Bruce Damonte

Broadway Cove and 735 Davis, from developers BRIDGE Housing and The John Stewart Co., create an innovative, affordable, and inclusive community in San Francisco’s Northeast Waterfront Historic District, serving residents ranging from formerly homeless seniors to moderate-income families—those earning between 80% and 120% of the area median income (AMI).

For these “missing middle” apartments, it is the first time the city of San Francisco has provided subsidy for non-housing tax credit units. This variety of rent levels is based on the needs of families and seniors and out of a desire to serve a broad spectrum of incomes.

The two projects, developed on public land leased from the city and county of San Francisco and the Port of San Francisco, provide 178 new units for a wide range of household incomes, on-site child care, and neighborhood-serving retail space.

Over 30 of Broadway Cove’s 125 apartments are supported by project-based Section 8 vouchers, with priority given to former residents of the HOPE SF Potrero public housing site who have accepted the opportunity to relocate. 735 Davis’ 53 apartment homes include apartments set aside for formerly homeless individuals and are available for seniors earning between 30% and 70% of the AMI, with 28 of the units supported by city-sponsored subsidy programs to ensure deeper affordability.

Amenities include a community room with a full kitchen, on-site resident services, a second-floor terrace at Broadway Cove, and a landscaped rooftop with a lounge terrace at 735 Davis. The two developments collectively feature approximately 9,800 square feet of retail and commercial space targeted to neighborhood-serving uses, including a mixed-income child care center operated by the YMCA of San Francisco.

The Chinatown YMCA is offering resident services at Broadway Cove and 735 Davis; BRIDGE and The John Stewart Co. also partnered with Lutheran Social Services to deliver on-site services to all of the senior residents, with a particular focus on providing intensive case management services to the 15 formerly homeless seniors.