St. Claire Residence

Address: 585 Geary
Phone: 415-474-1564

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.

Building Information
Population: Families
Square Footage: 16,100
Unit Type: 21 Single-Room Occupancy units (SROs), 6 studios, 13 one-bedrooms
Resident Services: Provided by Chinatown CDC
Waiting List: CLOSED

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

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