Situated at the edge of the Castro, 1939 Market Street will provide a healthy and sustainable community for seniors that activates and reinforces the pedestrian life of Market Street and creates supportive housing that encourages a sense of community and well-being. Applying the State Density Bonus to maximize the number of units, the 12-story building provides 187 homes for seniors. A portion of the units will be reserved for seniors that have experienced homelessness.

The triangular lot sits at the nexus of two busy streets: the urban thoroughfare of Market Street and Duboce Avenue with its constant stream of vehicles accessing the Central Freeway. An active, transparent facade along Market provides the main entry and common spaces such as property management, resident services, and laundry. Along both Market and Duboce, the ground floor will set back to allow for a secure, lushly planted courtyard. A generous and daylit main stair will encourage residents to ‘take the stairs’ for views of Market Street and a little exercise. Above the ground floor, studio & 1-bedroom residential units will be stacked for efficiency with slightly wider corridors to accommodate a range of mobilities.