Alchemy by Alta

San Francisco, CA
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This vibrant new community with 330 market-rate multifamily units, including 50 Below Market Rate units and significant amenities, is Certified LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) Gold, and targeting Green Point Rating compliance for new buildings.

Imparting a specific and distinctive design response to enable connection between people and place, Alchemy by Alta comprises a series of five buildings, spaces and details that thoughtfully resonate and respond to the historic Hayes Valley neighborhood. Contributing to this dynamic blend of urban living is the adaptive reuse and expansion to an existing historic Spanish Colonial Revival buildings into a 12,000 square foot community facility and 23 residential units. The five main new residential buildings are carefully sited and designed to provide a new urban edge to the surrounding streets, as well as sympathetically responding to the existing historic buildings.

Integrated into the overall project is the design of several outdoor spaces including the new 28,000 sf Waller Park that traverses the entire two block steep site from east to west. A mews runs north to south and intersects Waller Park in a central plaza. A new community garden with a series of stepped terraces provides yet another public gathering space that adds to the richness and variety of this engaging community.

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