Rotary Terrace’s innovative design revitalizes South San Francisco community

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Senior Housing News (SHN) recently featured Rotary Terrace in a news profile highlighting how our South San Francisco, Calif.-based affordable housing community has revitalized the local downtown area through innovative design.

In its news feature, SHN reviews the 81-unit community’s history from the development of the concept beginning in 2012 to the grand opening in January 2019. Since then, the community has become “a linchpin in the revitalization plan for downtown South San Francisco,” and its innovative design led SHN to name Rotary Terrace as the first-place winner of its sixth annual SHN Architecture & Design Awards for affordable housing communities.

But construction almost didn’t happen, SHN reports. “[Building] affordable housing is not for the faint of heart,” Cindy Proctor, vice president at Beacon Development Group, in an interview with SHN.

Beacon Development Group, a subsidiary of HumanGood, worked closely with HKIT Architecture to facilitate the innovative design concept for Rotary Terrace. The community, located a quarter mile from a Caltrain station and within the city’s downtown redevelopment subarea, was developed in partnership with the South San Francisco Rotary Club. 

Among its many design features, the community offers comfortable spaces throughout including two-rooftop terraces, a second-floor open-air courtyard and lounge areas. It also has many sustainable design features including a solar power system and high-efficiency LED fixtures with sensor controls. A fitness center, library and high-speed internet are among the community’s many amenities; and it also houses ground-level office space for the Rotary Club that doubles as a public community space.

The community is one of 95 HumanGood affordable housing communities that are currently located in California, Delaware, Washington State and Pennsylvania.

Click here to read more about Rotary Terrace in SHN.

Topics: senior housing, HumanGood, Affordable Housing, Low-income seniors

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