Bay Oaks 4800 3rd Street | San Francisco, CA

Creating a Cornerstone: Mixed-Use in Bayview


Bay Oaks is a 4-story, 18 unit, first time home buyer condominium development with ground floor retail, located on a light rail line in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco, a mixed-use urban district. The site reclaims an urban corner on a long vacant lot in the Bayview Town Center. All dwelling units have windows on at least two sides, providing cross-ventilation and daylight. An interior courtyard provides protected open space in this dense, urban neighborhood. The program includes 12 one-bedroom units, 6 two-bedroom units, 2,100 sq.ft. retail, 11 car parking garage, and a podium courtyard.


To create a vibrant cornerstone for the neighborhood, providing housing, retail and community activities. Revitalize a vacant site at a light rail stop.

project requirements

To develop a safe, dense, community integrated development within a vibrant neighborhood.


  • Urban infill, mixed-use
  • Community display board along Third Street
  • Angled bays focus views on downtown
  • Use of metal shingle siding


  • Photovoltaics for on-site energy production
  • Natural cross ventilation and daylight in every unit
  • Materials- linoleum flooring, eco-colors, recycled carpet
  • Transit Oriented Development adjacent to T-line, bike parking


  • Building size/acres: 24,000 sq. ft./.2 acre
  • Density: 90 du/ac, 18 units
  • Completion: est. October 2009

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP