Valencia Gardens was originally built in 1943 under the U.S. Housing Authority’s slum clearance program and sponsored by the SFHA. Now a 16-building affordable housing project in the Inner Mission District, this is the fourth project Nibbi has completed with MHDC. The HOPE VI Revitalization involved construction of affordable housing and community space on a five-acre site. Nibbi’s scope of work included demolition of the existing housing project as well as construction of the new units. Two of the buildings are one level concrete podium with three levels of wood-frame housing above. The remaining 14 are slab-on-grade with three and three levels of wood-frame housing. There are 260 total units including forty two 1-bedroom senior units. Each of the 218 family units have individual front doors facing the street and either a secure backyard or an upper rear deck. The new development has a community center with property management offices, tenant association offices and a multi-purpose room. There is also a learning center with after-school programs and a Head-Start daycare center.
- AIA/HUD Housing & Community, Design Award Excellence in Affordable Housing