457 – 475 Minna: designing a different model for high-density urban housing that builds real community and connection for the forgotten middle class.
Brick worked with Starcity to scale up their proven co-living concept and add value by pursuing affordable housing density bonuses, streamlining approvals using SB35, and delivering design that makes luxury apartment developers green with envy. Starcity’s answer to the Bay Area’s intense housing shortage and astronomical rents is a modern, conceirge-supported twist on communal living, featuring beautifully appointed shared spaces, gourmet kitchens, and practical amenities. Starcity’s projects offer efficient bedroom suites—complete with ensuite baths—and individual rents that normal people can afford. In the heart of San Francisco, 457-475 Minna takes affordable housing one step closer to utopia.
gather, cook, socialize, get active, or cocoon: starcity’s co-living is designed for an easy, fun, and engaging lifestyle.
Budget conscious, people-friendly. Right from the start, the brick team worked with the contractor and subconsultant team within an integrated project delivery (IPD) format to make sure the design was easily buildable and within budget. This seamless collaboration also allowed brick to refine the details of the units for maximum efficiency and comfort.