San Fran LEED’s the Way
Swinerton completes topping out at Grosvenor’s 288 Pacific Condominiums in San Francisco’s Jackson Square.
Swinerton and Grosvenor Americas, a property investment and development company, have topped out at 288 Pacific Street, a seven-story luxury condominium project located in the historic Jackson Square district of San Francisco.
The project is targeted for LEED Gold certification and features 33 market-rate units. Designed by Handel Architects, 288 Pacific Street blends in seamlessly with the neighborhood’s historic masonry buildings. The building’s L-shaped footprint surrounds the iconic Old Ship Saloon, one of the oldest bars in San Francisco, on the corner of Pacific and Battery Streets.
“288 Pacific Street will offer unique layouts and remarkable views of downtown San Francisco, the San Francisco Bay and the historic Jackson Square neighborhood,” says Steve Buster, Grosvenor’s senior vice president of development. “Swinerton is one of the most respected contractors in the City and has been an exceptional partner. This milestone is a huge step toward delivering the kind of boutique condominium residences that this dynamic neighborhood has never seen before.”
Amenities at 288 Pacific Street include high-end finishes and balconies, at-grade parking with car stackers and bike parking. The ground floor will have two retail spaces.
The project site is on the historic waterfront of San Francisco and an archeological dig was conducted to examine the site for artifacts. After a 12-week excavation period, a portion of the Arkansas was discovered which is a three-masted ship that was abandoned during the Gold Rush and used as a storefront and saloon in the mid-1800s. After documenting this artifact, the City of San Francisco and the San Francisco Maritime Historic Park requested that the Arkansas remain under the project.