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MGAC Selected to Manage Redevelopment of Historic 1913 San Cristina Building in Downtown San Francisco

HomeRise is an outcomes-focused nonprofit that fulfills its mission by developing and managing high quality supportive housing and providing services to individuals, seniors, and families experiencing homelessness to help them rebuild their lives and break the cycle of homelessness. Over the past 30 years, HomeRise has helped thousands of people experiencing homelessness find a permanent home and build a better life.

HomeRise acquired the historic San Cristina property at 1000 Market Street in San Francisco in 1991. After almost three years of renovations, they opened their doors, and the building is now home to 58 single adults.

The San Cristina was just one of 27 projects statewide to receive the 2022 California Housing Accelerator Award which provides funding to accelerate critical, construction-ready affordable housing projects. The $24M in Accelerator funding awarded to HomeRise will help address homelessness and housing affordability and allow the project to move at a fast pace to provide safe, affordable homes for the state’s lowest-income households. Construction on the San Cristina began in October of 2022.

MGAC was engaged early to provide project management, schedule management, change management, and project accounting services for the duration of the project. We could not be more excited to be supporting such an important and meaningful endeavor. Homelessness affects people everywhere and we are grateful we get to play a part in trying to improve the lives of the people at the San Cristina.

This work involves renovating a historic wood-framed single room occupancy building, with a focus on upgrading its structural and seismic stability along with the installation of an upgraded sprinkler and life safety systems. The electrical system will be updated with new switchgear, panels, and circuits, while the plumbing system will be upgraded with new pipes and fixtures along with a new elevator. The interior upgrades include new community rooms, kitchens, and counseling spaces, while the exterior facade will be restored to its original appearance, including restoring the metal cornice, the wood frame windows on the third and fourth floors and the steel frame windows on the first and second floors.

The project is expected to be completed in October 2023 and is the result of close collaboration between D+H Construction, MEI Architects, and HomeRise to ensure that all work is finished to the highest standards. Once complete, the San Cristina will be a vibrant and dynamic community space that will provide a welcoming and safe environment for tenants and staff alike.

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