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It’s been a busy season for celebrations! Three Nibbi projects – Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House, Franciscan Towers and Edgewater Isle Senior Apartments all recently celebrated their grand openings and re-openings. Here are a few of the highlights:
Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House
Over 500 visitors joined in celebrating the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House grand opening. Families, volunteers, community leaders, Nibbi employees and many others came together for the family-friendly event.
Before the ribbon was officially cut from across the grand staircase, Mayor Ed Lee declared the day “Family House Day” in San Francisco and moving speeches were made by Family House naming donors, founders and executive director among others. The formalities were then followed by a great party!
During the festivities, volunteers including Nibbi team members Josh Bazinet and Nick Turner guided tours to show off the variety of unit configurations, shared kitchens, rooftop courtyard and many other great features of the new 80 unit building.
*Photos by Drew Altizer
Franciscan Towers Re-Opening
The Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), residents, community leaders, Nibbi employees and many others came together to celebrate the grand re-opening of Franciscan Towers – a building rehabilitation Nibbi completed in August last year. The event was an emotional one for many, as they remembered the 2011 fire which caused significant damage to the TNDC-owned affordable housing building.
Mayor Ed. Lee and District 6 Supervisor, Jane Kim, joined with TNDC’s CEO Don Falk and Social Work Unit Manager Delene Rankin to mark the occasion with speeches and an official ribbon cutting. Guests then enjoyed a delicious lunch and toured a few of the rehabilitated units and the ground-floor Tenderloin After-School Program.
The 105 unit building sure is looking great – with improvements including the thorough renovation of all units, a new mix of units to accomodate more families, a new community room and upgraded seismic, life safety and other building systems.
Edgewater Isle Senior Apartments
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Edgewater Isle Senior Apartments was a small, warm ceremony. Kate Comfort Harr, Executive Director of HIP Housing, made a wonderful speech expressing her gratitude and appreciation in achieving their largest project to date.
Completed 3 months early and under budget, the renovation was a big success for all involved. By overlapping the phases (12 total, 8 units at a time), Nibbi was able to complete the project early and provide the owner with savings. Scope of work included an upgrade to a spilt system with new rooftop boilers and pumps, interior remodel of all 92 units, exterior improvements and an upgrade to the community building.