August 21, 2015|
Ellis Gardens, formerly known as 350 Ellis Street, is located in the heart of the Tenderloin and nearly adjacent to the GLIDE Foundation. Ellis Gardens is a 96-unit high-rise apartment building built in 1970, and was rehabilitated from 2016 to 2019 as part of the citywide Rental Assistance Demonstration (or “RAD”) portfolio. Ellis Gardens is a joint-venture of TNDC and Glide Community Housing.
The building features 72 studio and 24 one-bedroom apartments. for seniors and adults with developmental disabilities making 50% AMI or less.
Our renovation work included a new community room and kitchen; two new social work offices; two new property management offices; new front and rear gardens; a new tenant lounge; upgraded plumbing; new kitchen appliances, flooring, cabinets, and bathroom fixtures in each home; greater energy efficiency, including solar PV; and fire and life safety systems. Precita Eyes Muralists painted a mural on the building honoring the Tenderloin’s legacy of African-American jazz, the struggles for LGBTQ rights, local Asian culture, and the neighborhood’s low-income residents.
With resident feedback, we have returned the building to its original name from 1970—Ellis Gardens.
CONTRACTOR: D&H Construction
ARCHITECT: Paulett Taggart Architects
SERVICE PROVIDER: GLIDE Community Housing, Inc.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: mack5
FINANCIAL CONSULTANT: California Housing Partnership Corporation
OWNERS & DEVELOPERS: TNDC and GLIDE Community Housing, Inc.
PROPERTY MANAGER: TNDC
FINANCING SOURCES: City and County of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development; Aegon, Equity Investor via 4% Tax Credit Equity through the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee; Bank of America, Construction Lender via Tax Exempt Bonds through the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee; Freddie Mac, Permanent Lender via Tax Exempt Bonds through the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee; Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Affordable Housing Program; San Francisco Housing Authority, seller carryback loan
Location: 350 Ellis Street, San Francisco