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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 focused on providing urban solutions for the nationally underserved area of essential housing. Their holistic approach encompasses building design and construction, the use of technology, and concierge residential management to improve the resident experience and benefit the surrounding community.
Forge Development Partners Acquire 450 O’Farrell Street and Seeks to Transform an Underutilized City Property into High-Quality Scaled-Living Homes for SF’s Workforce
Reimagined Project Would Contribute One Quarter of all new Essential Housing in the City since 2015*
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
In its continuing effort to define and forge a new lifestyle experience for the middle income worker, Forge Development Partners (Forge) is looking for opportunities to transform underutilized properties throughout its home city of San Francisco. Its third building program in the city was announced today by the joint venture between Forge, a privately-held local development firm, and Fifth Church of Christ Scientist at their 450 O’Farrell Street property.
Forge is partnering with Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist to revitalize the church’s former project by creating 310 unique units of high-tech, high-touch rental homes targeted at today’s middle-income worker. Forge will also create a new 10,000 square foot turnkey worship space that allows Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist to continue its healing mission in the Tenderloin community that it has called home for almost 100 years.
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.”