Forge Development Partners is creating high-tech, sustainable workforce housing solutions for people in the urban core. We are creating a new urban housing model that achieves 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.
Many urban neighborhoods lack middle income new housing solutions close to work and public transportation. It is our mission to create high quality essential rental housing to benefit the workforce, environment, and community.
450 O'Farrell Redesign Essential Workforce Housing Project Community Meeting No. 4
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our fourth virtual community meeting to learn about the exciting updates on the redesigned Essential Housing project located at 450 O’Farrell prior to the Planning Commission hearing on Thursday, June 24, 2021. The community meeting included a short presentation by Fifth Church of Christ Scientist and Forge Development Partners about the innovative design that capitalizes on the growing international trend of scaled living and a People First approach to a sustainable neighborhood lifestyle that is so important in today’s urban environment. View the meeting videos and learn more here:
FORGE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TOPS OUT CONSTRUCTION ON TL361 PROJECT
MILESTONE IN CONSTRUCTION OF MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING FOR SAN FRANCISCO'S ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
On March 23 rd , Forge Development Partners topped-out construction on its TL 361 project by placing the last steel beam atop the structure. This is a milestone in the construction of the future middle-income housing project, anticipating occupancy in 2022. TL 361 is the first of multiple innovative projects that Forge is working on, designed to bring high-quality scaled housing to San Francisco. TL 361 will feature 240 apartments and 3,000 square feet of retail, strategically located in the Tenderloin and designed to address the workforce housing needs of San Francisco.
World-Renowned Architecture Firm Gensler to Partner with Forge Development Partners in Constructing the Future of High-Quality Scaled Living Homes in San Francisco and San Diego
Gensler will assist Forge with the architecture and interior design of essential housing that remains accessible to the working family
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
As part of its quest to partner with thought leaders on forging a new lifestyle experience for the middle-income worker, Forge Development Partners (Forge) is happy to announce that world-renowned design firm Gensler will be its chief architectural and interior design firm for all its projects in San Francisco and San Diego. Forge, a privately held San Francisco real estate development firm, seeks to build state-of-the-art scaled essential-living apartments that help foster a sense of community and wellness for their residents while still being accessible to the average middle-income family.
The Forge Design Competition
Forge Development Partners, in association with the AFSF and the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, has sponsored a grassroots high school design competition to design the facade of its TL361 & TL145 projects in the Tenderloin.
“In designing the façades for this development, we knew it was important to honor the surrounding community and what better way to do this than through this design challenge with some of the top art and design students in San Francisco? We were just completely blown away by the response – the quality of the work is extraordinary! The selected designs speak to the community – they speak of hope, they speak of transition and they recognize the strength of community. It’s a very complete expression of what we’re all trying to accomplish with delivering multi-level housing to the community.”
- Richard Hannum, CEO Forge Development Partners
"SONS OF LITTLE ITALY" TO HONOR HISTORY
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
The previous owners of 601 W. Beech 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.”