Crescent Cove Apartments is a 236 unit building completed in the newly expanding Mission Bay district in San Francisco. The project is designated as “workforce housing” with units reserved for families that make 50%-60% AMI. In San Francisco County, this translates to an annual income of between $38,000 and $45,000 for a family of two, or between $47,000 and $57,000 for a family of four.
The development itself is built on a former railroad “boneyard” filled with metal scrap. Preliminary toxicity tests indicated that the soil had significant amounts of lead with pockets of methane gas below. Prior to construction the gas was trapped and pumped out, and the soil was treated with a fabric warning sheet and ¼ inch layer of topsoil to prevent lead contamination. The buildings are supported by 75 foot long pre-cast concrete piles.
The project is located within several blocks of the CalTrain light rail station and MUNI bus station located at 4th and King Streets. The development is also a short walk to the AT&T Ballpark and UCSF’s new Mission Bay Bio-Tech Campus. An array of local public transit provides a quick and efficient way to bring residents and commuters into the area and to the heart of San Francisco’s financial and downtown commercial districts.