To activate the key intersection for our O&M project (at the corner of 19th and Indiana), BUILD included a 2,000-sf ground-level retail space that wraps the corner of the building and opens onto the adjacent Dogpatch Arts Plaza with floor-to-ceiling mobile glass walls. We then worked with the local Piccino restaurant to bring to life a new cafe called Noon All Day.
The build-out of the cafe was coordinated with overall construction to open in late 2017 as we were leasing up the residential spaces. Immediately, the cafe has helped define the project, the plaza, and the overall feel of the area. Visitors enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating, bring activity to the Plaza, and build connections with the apartment buildings as they can see through into the interior courtyard of Building O.
After some soft openings in December, the new cafe in Building O at 650 Indiana Street is now serving delicious food to O&M tenants, Dogpatch residents, and visitors to the beautiful Dogpatch Arts Plaza.
Noon All Day is a spinoff of another iconic restaurant in the neighborhood: Piccino. Like Piccino, NOON serves Italian-inspired, locally produced meals. NOON, however, features smaller, more portable entrees (pastries, salads, soups, sandwiches) with easy counter-service, take-out, and delivery options.
The cafe received some great opening reviews, including:
We encourage you to stop by and enjoy the NOON's outdoor seating on the Plaza!
BUILD was pleased to host SFHAC's New Housing Tour at our O&M development on October 10th. Over 30 people were treated to unit, roofdeck, and courtyard tours with commentary by the architects of each building: Peter Pfau for Building "O" and Owen Kennerly for Building "M".
The newly open Dogpatch Arts Plaza at BUILD's O&M project is hosting a fall concert series. Concerts are on Tuesdays and Saturdays from noon to 1pm. We encourage everyone to bring their lunch and enjoy the sun and music at this great new public space!
Also, follow #DogpatchArtsPlaza on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with all of the great events organized by the Friends of Dogpatch Arts Plaza (www.facebook.com/pg/DogpatchArtsPlaza).
In this San Francisco Business Times article, Blanca Torres reports on current leasing rates for new apartments in San Francisco. She finds that a record number of units were delivered during the last 18 months (4,000 units delivered in 2016 alone) and, as a result, leasing rates are slightly slower than previous years (buildings are averaging 16 new leases per month, compared with averages of 24 units per month between 2013 and 2015). BUILD's Lou Vasquez is quoted in the article pointing out that while it's slower than past years, units are still "going to be absorbed very quickly."
The article also points out that the San Francisco housing market remains "chronically undersupplied" and that "Bay Area housing production pales in comparison to other metropolitan areas". With conditions that continue to make it difficult to build new homes, the city will continue to feel the pressure of housing shortages.
Victor is a painter and muralist whose work can be seen throughout San Francisco. You can see more on his website: http://reyes78.com/
The Plaza's second major art piece--"The Centaur" by Laura Kimpton and Antonio Ruperto--is scheduled to be installed before the end of September in time for the Plaza's grand opening in the first week of October.
You can learn more about the Dogpatch Arts Plaza and its community events, including an upcoming concert series, at http://www.dogpatchartsplaza.org/events-1/.
The Dogpatch Arts Plaza (DAP), along side O&M on 19th & Indiana, broke ground early May 2017 and plans to be open by early August. The public plaza will feature the sculpture 'The Centaur' by Laura Kimpton & Antonio Ruperto, and the space will be available for event bookings throughout the year. As construction nears completion, local artists should check back in at the DAP homepage for calendar listing & event submission guidelines. **UPDATE** DAP 2017 Summer Events have been scheduled Aug 22-Oct7!
116 apartments are now available to lease at BUILD's O&M project in San Francisco's Dogpatch District. The residences were crafted to fit the character of the neighborhood, which has grown from its industrial days into a creative haven for foodies, artists, and small businesses.
The community has expansive rooftop decks with fire pits and barbeques, on-site bicycle storage, an on-site cafe from the local Piccino owners, and on-site underground parking. It is walking distance to grocery stores, shopping and restaurants; only .3 miles to MUNI and .4 miles from CalTrain, and has an new adjoining Arts Plaza with outdoor gallery and event space.
Check out the leasing website: oandmsf.com and schedule a tour!
Every year, Walk SF organizes a day-long urban hike featuring some of San Francisco's sweeping views and hidden gems. This year, one of the first stops along Peak2Peak is at the Dogpatch Arts Plaza, where Build Public will share information about the new public plaza and the Green Benefit Districts they are developing to help support these community assets.
BUILD is proud of the work that Build Public is doing and glad that our O&M project is supporting more gathering spaces for San Franciscans.
July 6, 2016
San Francisco Examiner
We are proud of our sister nonprofit organization, Build Public, for their efforts in engaging the community to create sustainable public spaces. This recent San Francisco Examiner article highlights Build Public's involvement in creating the Green Program. Build Public's Executive Director, Brooke Ray Rivera, describes the Green Program as a "hyperlocal democracy".
Read article here.
Visit Build Public's website.
BUILD is pleased to contribute to the production of affordable housing in San Francisco, by including Below Market Rate units as part of this project. 650 Indiana includes 14.4% Below Market Rate units on site as part of the project or 17 units. The units include a mixture of 3-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom,1-Bedroom and Studios, in accordance with the unit mix of the project. These designated units will remain permanently affordable for the life of the project.
An arts plaza in the heart of Dogpatch and adjacent to BUILD's newest 116 rental home project, O&M.Read More
Dogpatch, San Francisco
LOCATION: 680 Indiana Street (Dogpatch neighborhood, San Francisco)
DESCRIPTION: The project consists of two architecturally distinct, but integrated buildings separated by a publicly accessible courtyard mid-block. On the southern side of the site, the “O Building” is organized around a central courtyard and features a dramatic two-story “porthole” opening in the front façade, while on the northern side of the site, the “M Building” is organized around a series of private, landscaped courtyards that open onto Indiana Street.
116 rental homes
76 below-ground parking spaces
116 bike parking space
On-site cafe, Noon, from the owners of local Piccino
"O" building designed by Pfau Long Architecture
"M" building designed by Kennerly Architecture
Dogpatch Arts Plaza designed by CMG Landscape Architects
17 affordable rental homes on site
NOW LEASING: OandMsf.com
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January 20, 2015
San Francisco Business Times
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