San Francisco, CA
The existing 700 units of Jordan Downs constitute one of the most distressed, violent and depressing public housing sites in the country. The 1,800 unit master plan proposes to rebuild the public housing units, integrating them into a new community that will also contain a similar number of affordable units, and a limited number of market rate units. In addition the plan proposes new neighborhood retail and employment opportunities.
The site master plan is organized around a new Central Park and Family Resource Community Building. The new plan's pattern of streets and small blocks reconnects Jordan Downs with the surrounding neighborhood and creates defensible private spaces and active public ones.
Each phase of development includes four key community redevelopment components: social services, public open space, employment opportunities and new homes. The phasing plan permits on-site relocation of all existing public housing residents without displacement.
Location: Watts, Los Angeles, CA