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“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou
The Dr. George W. Davis Senior Housing and Senior Center broke ground on March 1, 2014 at the site on 1751 Carroll Ave., in the Bayview. Named after the late Dr. George W. Davis, a prominent gerontologist and Bayview Hunters Point community leader for more than three decades, the project will house and provide services for the district’s underserved elderly population.
Nibbi and the Baines Group, who are partnering on the project, attended the event; as did local dignitaries, including former Mayor Willie L. Brown, US. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Ed Lee.
“We are here today because of a great soul: Dr. George W. Davis, who is bringing us together to break ground for 120 units of senior housing and a brand new senior center for Bayview Hunters Point,” said Cathy Davis, exectuve director of Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services and wife of the late Dr. Davis, who passed in 2010. “It was his vision that caught the attention of the hundreds of people who made this day possible,” she continued. Through the relationships he built, those of us who carry on his work have been able to implement his plan for the seniors of Bayview to age in place in their community.”
The project is being designed by David Baker + Partners, with whom Nibbi has worked on multiple projects (including the award-winning Armstrong Place Senior Housing project, also in the Bayview District). The new 64,369-sq.-ft. complex will consist of four buildings with 121 one- and two-bedroom affordable senior rental units. Amenities will include common areas and property management offices, as well as sitting, dining and exercise rooms. The project also will provide residents with a 13,500-sq.-ft. at-grade senior center that will house support services, two conference rooms, a kitchen, lounges and staff offices. The project is pursuing LEED Gold.
McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS) is the owner of the project. Nibbi and Baines Group are also partnered MBS’ Alice Griffith project.