Balboa, Building E | San Francisco, CA

Affordable Family Housing and Public Community Room for Balboa Reservoir


Building E is part of the Balboa Reservoir neighborhood, a diverse and inclusive mixed-income community that brings together residents and neighbors around the new Reservoir Park. Building E is one of many buildings in a new master plan being realized at the Balboa Reservoir in San Francisco, next to City College. Balboa Reservoir Building E, an affordable multifamily housing project with a publicly accessible community room. It will have 124 affordable units and will frame the all-important Reservoir Park, the landscaping centerpiece for the whole development, along with other parts of Phase 1.

The project has ambitious sustainability goals and boasts a PV roof structure seeking to generate enough energy to island off the grid.

Design Features

  • Connect to natural setting
  • Links to surrounding commercial, residential, and institutional uses
  • Photovoltaic Isolation
  • Distinct stepping architecture
  • Resiliency hub during adverse weather or air-quality events

Green Features

  • Extensive use of photovoltaic panels aiming for energy independence
  • Pursuing LEED Platinum Certification¬†
  • All-Electric
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) neutral



  • Client: BRIDGE Housing
  • Site Area: 31,330 sq. ft / 0.72 acres
  • Density: 128 family units
  • Completion: est. 2024

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP