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500 Folsom is a high-density, mixed-income residential project located between Folsom Street and Clementina Street, and between First Street and Ecker Street, within the boundaries of the “Redevelopment Plan for the Transbay Project Area”. The 31,559 SF (.72 AC) site consists of six parcels, and has views towards the San Francisco skyline, San Francisco Bay and is located two blocks south of the future Transbay Transit Center.

The project is comprised of a tower flanked by two lower volumes. It will house 456 market rate units, 114 affordable units, shared open spaces and amenities, and retail along Folsom street. Although it will be constructed as one building, 500 Folsom will have the appearance of two low-rise buildings bracketing a high-rise tower. The design reinforces the public realm in its architectural expression, with open balconies and a sense of porosity that is integrated into the ground level and above grade into the podium and tower.