City Gardens

333 12th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Good design is a great combination of common sense, unusual imagination, clarity of purpose, aesthetic insight and a deep reverence for the love of life.

- Millard Sheets

City Gardens is a proposed 200 unit micro-apartment project at the western edge of SoMa, adjacent to the Mission District. The Duo has two bedrooms, a living room, a full kitchen, and a bathroom.

The project is car-free, and a model of ‘lean urbanism.’



















Calthorpe Associates letter to SF Commission, in support of this project: 


Project particulars:


  • Lot size: 29,946 sf
  • Project size: 101,179 +/- sf
  • 6 Stories, 65 ft
  • 9 ft ceilings and operable windows
  • Custom closet system
  • Stainless steel Energy Star appliances
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation
  • Engineered soundproofing



  • Bike storage for residents
  • City CarShare vehicle on-site
  • Oversized windows and city views from every unit
  • Sustainable materials and construction methods
  • High-efficiency lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Enhanced indoor air quality
  • Laminated heat resistant glass
  • Double gasketed windows