In the mid-1980s, the St. Claire Hotel was left to deteriorate and was almost vacant due to lack of repairs and management. The building was purchased by Chinatown CDC in 1985 with funds from the City of San Francisco and the State of California. Chinatown CDC worked with an architectural team from Asian Neighborhood Design to plan the extensive rehabilitation of the property. This rehabilitation preserved 21 existing single residential rooms, created 20 new apartments, and restored the building to its elegant origins. The St. Claire continues to serve the residential and social needs of families, the elderly and low income singles living together.
Chinatown CDC Role: Developer, Owner, Manager Funding Sources: Union Savings Bank, Mayor's Office of Housing Contractor: PFW Associates Architect: Asian Neighborhood Design Construction Type: Rehabilitation Development Cost: $2,110,373