seeking a solution that balances location, demand, and development potential, mission bay development group brought in brick to explore how to transform 1900 broadway from an opportunity site at the nexus of the thriving uptown district to a viable development strategy that considered a host of many complicated site and market-driven variables.
on a site containing a number of small buildings that have lived well beyond their useful lives, there lies an historically significant 4-story structure at the corner of 19th and broadway. additionally, the site is also adjacent to an 8-story parking structure and directly over the 19th street bart station. while capitalizing on the proximity to the uptown district, the historic building, and some terrific views of the bay and fox theatre, brick worked closely with the developer to quantify the impact of three diverse solutions, including:
1) a low-rise, type 5 multi-family structure over structured, above-grade parking that preserves the historic structure for use as office. (90 units + 15 ksf retail + 23 ksf office)
2) a low-rise, type 5 multi-family structure over structured, above-grade parking that preserves the facade of the historic structure, but allows an increase in unit density. (125 units + 12.5 ksf retail)
3) a high-rise type 1 multi-family structure over structured above-grade parking that preserves the historic structure for use as office. (250 units + 4.5 ksf retail + 23 ksf office)