WE BUILD FOR WORKING PEOPLE.
Forge is creating high-tech, sustainable housing solutions for people working in the urban core. We are creating a new paradigm in urban housing in order to achieve environmental sustainability, affordability, and quality. Forge is committed to making our buildings and the construction process less impactful to the environment and local community, while also providing tremendous benefits for the building residents, not sacrificing quality, technology, or amenities.
Forge is creating high-tech, sustainable housing solutions for people working in the urban core. Forge takes a solutions oriented approach to building and managing our projects. All of our efforts aim to improve the user experience for our residents and their surrounding community.
Our efforts are apparent not only in our innovative construction techniques, but also the concierge-like experience we provide to residents. We offer high tech solutions that make daily life in our developments more pleasant for all of our residents, at a price point that offers the best value for the cost.
TL361 TOWER CRANE MARKS MILESTONE UNDER COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Saturday, March 28th marked a major milestone for the Forge team, as the tower crane for the TL 361 project was driven thru the quiet streets of San Francisco and assembled on the job site.
"This is a real community effort accomplished thru the hands of many. The membrane of our community is porous and reaches out to include a cohort of contributors. We would like to thank the San Francisco Mayor's Office for their support, during a time of complete civic distraction, in the community effort to continue the delivery of needed housing.
Thank you to Mayor London Breed and her recognition, thru her team, of the importance of these projects to the City, and extending to members of the neighborhood, the government components, professional teams and beyond to our partners at Bridge Investment Group. We have so many to thank for their contributions. Today is symbolic of their commitment."
"Also we thank Centric General Contractors, the subcontractors, city workers and staff who, under the cloud of COVID-19 shutdown, continue to work on our Essential Housing project. The raising of this tower is tribute to the commitment each is making to continue to solve problems the city faces in providing housing."
- Richard Hannum, AIA, LEED AP, Forge Founding Partner
San Francisco-based Forge Development Partners (Forge) has joined with Realty Mogul in a joint venture which has acquired a building at 1460 India St. in San Diego. Plans are to redevelop the property into a high-rise providing some 265 rental units of workforce housing.
With this acquisition, Forge hopes to perpetuate the workforce history and legacy of the area that is Little Italy. The property was purchased from the Asaro family who have called Little Italy home since the 1940s. Forge plans to redevelop the property into a world class high-rise building providing some 265 rental units of workforce housing for the City of San Diego. Preserving and supporting the working class tradition of the area was a guiding objective in the development of this project.
IN THE COMMUNITY
"SONS OF LITTLE ITALY" TO HONOR HISTORY
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
The previous owners of 1460 India Street, the Asaro family, are known as the “sons of Little Italy” and elected to sell the property to Forge because of their commitment to preserve the working-class legacy of the neighborhood. The building will include a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom units with state-of-the-art full kitchens, bathrooms and open living areas targeted for the modern working family.
The glass façade will showcase the spectacular views from residences and emphasize the contemporary feel of the development. An abstract sculptural frieze, called Sogno D’Argento by family member and world-renowned artist, John Asaro, will pay homage to Little Italy’s past as a working-class Italian and Portuguese neighborhood that once was the center of the west coast tuna fishing industry. It will be a prominent part of the building design and complement the existing neighborhood art.
“I wanted to honor the history of Little Italy,” said John Asaro. “As I was designing the frieze, I was inspired by the neighborhood fishermen, the tuna and porpoises who often swam together, and the churned-up water and waves – all interacting together. The bent abstract shapes of the frieze represent this interaction.”