New landscaping, walkways, and building wayfinding at Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments.
New cabinetry and appliances in resident units at Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments.
The redevelopment of the 104-unit Frederick Douglas Haynes Apartments in San Francisco, CA and 94-unit Castle Argyle Apartments in Los Angeles have both reached 50% completion. Each Community started extensive rehab in August 2020, the completed phase 1 redevelopment of Frederick Douglas Haynes included the renovation of all units in three buildings which also encompassed the property management office, laundry room and community room. New landscaping, walkways, repaved parking lots, and mailbox locations have also been installed.
Restored original signage at Castle Argyle Apartments.
New cabinetry and appliances in residential units at Castle Argyle Aprartments.
As we cross 50% project completion at Castle Argyle, much of the seismic foundation work has been completed and new sheer walls have been extended to the 7th floor. A new elevator shaft has been constructed, and the total remodel of half the resident units is nearly done. The restoration of key architectural features in the coming work will showcase the building’s classic look.
Starting in Northern California and in partnership with Third Baptist Church, Beacon Development Group and HumanGood Affordable Housing successfully closed on a $100M low income housing tax credit financing for the renovation of 104 units at Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens Apartments. This redevelopment will improve the quality of living for the residents and preserves the community’s affordability for years to come. Frederick Douglas Haynes serves low-income families in the heart of San Francisco’s Filmore district.
Rendering of Community Room at Frederick Douglas Haynes by Paulett Tagartt Architects.
The Third Baptist Church of San Francisco was founded in 1852 and has been a staple in the San Francisco community for 168 years. As the first African American congregation west of the Rockies, Third Baptist Church has continuously worked with their community to address the rapidly growing need for affordable housing and equity. The preservation of the Frederick Douglas Haynes Gardens Apartments was critical for the large families and communities of color that have been disproportionately displaced in a quickly gentrify urban core of San Francisco.
In Southern California, Beacon Development Group and HumanGood Affordable Housing closed on $70 million in total financing to preserve and rehab 96 units of senior housing at Castle Argyle Apartments. This project will have major upgrades of all systems and a complete seismic retro-fit.
Originally constructed in the 1920s as an apartment-hotel serving the silent film industry, it housed movie stars such as Clark Gable, Howard Hughes, Ronald Reagan and Cecil B. DeMille. The design intent of this renovation is reveal the building’s classic character and re-introduce its orgins of the Golden Era. Along with rehabbing all units and addition of service spaces, the restoration of the grand lobby and office space will bring the building back to its classic Hollywood style.
These accomplishments in the middle of a pandemic and social unrest are a testament to our team’s professionalism, commitment, and love of the mission.