Design: Residential, High Density and Mixed Use
Salvation Army Kroc Community Center
San Francisco, CA
GLS Landscape Architecture, Gary Strang
Client: The Salvation Army
Funded in part by a $1.5 billion bequest from the estate of Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s restaurateur Ray Kroc, the mixed use community center and affordable housing project is organized around an outdoor courtyard. The space is woven between skylights and utilities over ground floor public uses which include a gymnasium, dance studio, fitness center, rooms for mentoring, education and worship, a swimming pool, game room, computer lab and a library. Located on Turk Street, between Leavenworth and Jones in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, the ‘Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center and Railton Place’ provides recreational and social service programs for an underserved community. Above the public uses is Railton Place, a separately funded 110-unit, transitional and permanent residence program for individuals who cannot afford housing of their own.