399 Fremont

399 Fremont is a major urban infill project located in San Francisco’s evolving Rincon Hill District. The 42-story high-end apartment complex contains 447 units.

Client

UDR, Inc

Location

San Francisco, CA

Stats

596,000 SF

251 Structured Parking Spaces

 

Awards

2016 ENR Global Best Projects – Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality

2016 ENR California Best Project – Northern California, Residential/Hospitality

The project’s massing successfully bridges the varying scales that exist between the district’s lower, downhill residential buildings and the large towers on Rincon Hill’s summit by placing an eight-story podium block on the lower side of Fremont Street while siting the 42-story tower at the high end of the street. Careful attention to detail and massing of the sleek glass and aluminum clad tower both enhances the pedestrian realm and anchors the high point of the site. The podium’s top floors house the development’s common amenity spaces that includes a swimming pool, day spa, library, a roof-top club room, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the San Francisco Bay and skyline.

Innovations include the high-rise application of solar hot water systems on the roof, making it the world’s tallest solar water heating installation and reducing the hot water heating energy by 30%

596,000
Square Feet