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Rene Cazenave Apartments
The recently completed Rene Cazenave Apartments were developed in cooperation between Community Housing Partnership and BRIDGE Housing, and designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. The project was selected by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA), to develop affordable housing in the new Transbay Redevelopment Area. Rene Cazenave Apartments is the first of several development sites that will serve as a gateway to the SFRA’s vision of a new “main street” along Folsom Street. Following completion of the project, Community Housing Partnership remains the owner and property manager of the site.
Rene Cazenave Apartments is a mid-rise, eight-story building that includes a total of 120 apartments. Twelve of these apartments are 1-bedroom units, while 108 are studios. Overall, 10% of the units are handicap accessible and all other units are adaptable for handicap use. Ground floor spaces include a wide range of programming space, private courtyard, and two retail spaces. The roof also offers open air gardens. All tenants are formerly homeless individuals and are being referred through the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
The building was named in honor of Rene Cazenave – a founding board member of Community Housing Partnership who passed away in 2010. Rene was a longtime community organizer and activist in San Francsico, and served as a Community Housing Partnership board member for twenty years. During his lifetime, he worked on multiple land issues, San Francisco political campaigns, and affordable housing matters.
Community Housing Partnership and BRIDGE Housing is working with Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects to develop Rene Cazanave Apartments in the Transbay neighborhood. The property will be a permanent supportive housing building for extremely low income, chronically homeless individuals. Rene Cazenave Apartments will open in late 2013.
Rene Cazanave Apartments is Community Housing Partnership’s first building in the South of Market Street neighborhood and part of the Transbay Redevelopment Area. The eight-story building will consist of 120 residential studio units. Amenities will include a community room with a kitchen, an outdoor courtyard, support services offices, a laundry room, on-site parking, and two commercial spaces.
Rene Cazenave was a longtime community organizer and activist in San Francisco and a Community Housing Partnership board member for 20 years. Rene worked on multiple land use issues, San Francisco political campaigns, and affordable housing matters. Rene co-founded the Council of Community Housing Organizations in 1978, a coalition of San Francisco affordable housing organizations. Rene passed away in June 2010.