Located at the confluence of three neighborhoods, 38 Dolores features 81 luxury residential rental condos above a 30,000 sf Whole Foods Market with separate parking for each. Sited on a uniquely shaped .72 acre site, this Certified LEED Gold, 8-story mixed-use building creates a pedestrian-oriented urban node and retail anchor for the Upper Market corridor while providing much needed housing for this diverse area.
The client’s goal for the project was to transform an underutilized infill site into a high-quality, high-density, mixed-use project, creating a sustainable urban living environment that incorporates environmentally sensitive materials and building techniques. In addition to the use of recycled and eco-friendly materials, sustainable design elements include green roofs, landscaped podium to reduce heat island effect, as well as cistern and water retention to be used for landscape irrigation. The design of residential flow-through units incorporates passive ventilation and maximizes solar access for residents.