Scope of Work

Current Timeline

Advisory Committee

Project Team



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In 2008, Hospitality House purchased the property at 146 Leavenworth that houses our Shelter and Community Arts Programs. After renting it for more than 40 years, the building was purchased through a deferred loan from the State of California and a loan from the Low Income Investment Fund. The following year, Hospitality House received another deferred loan from the State of California to perform much-needed building renovations, which will begin this Fall. Because the final scope of work exceeds the amount we have secured thus far, we’re reaching out to the community for support.

While the deferred loan, a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Community Investment, and a private donation from the Lillian & Harold Moose Fund support many of these upgrades, a number of costs associated with the project need additional support. The costliness of some of the items and unexpected fire and building department code requirements have left little funding for some of the non-structural improvements we would like to make, such as installing energy-efficient lighting, providing for paint, flooring and finishes to some program areas badly in need, and improvements that will make the program areas and rooftop deck more functional. Additionally, due to the intrusiveness of the project, Hospitality House’s Community Arts Program will need to temporarily relocate so the Shelter can use the first floor while work occurs on the second floor, adding to the expense of the project.

Please consider an additional one-time gift to support these much-needed upgrades. Your support will make the difference in ensuring that we can serve the widest range of people needing shelter services and support.

Below are additional details about the project:

Scope of Work

(1) Install a 5-stop hydraulic elevator, from the basement to the rooftop

(2) Complete Code Compliance Items: Fire escape modifications, modifications to fire sprinkler system, smoke detectors, fire alarm strobes, and heat detectors. Install new enclosed stairwell from 2nd floor to roof to meet fire code.

(3) Provide for ADA accessibility:

a. Retrofit powered door operators, add electric strikes

b. Make modifications at curb for entry ways. Bring path of travel for building up to ADA code (eliminate steps, provide for accessible pathways and offices, etc.)

c. Remodel accessible restrooms on first floor and mezzanine

d. Remodel and reconfigure accessible restrooms, shower, and sink areas on second floor (includes plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.)

e. Demo and reconfigure general floor areas on second floor, allowing for accessibility (offices, reception desk, common area, locker area, drinking fountain, kitchenette area, janitor's closet, etc.)

f. Install accessible signage @ restrooms, shower, exiting, elevators

(4) Repair leak in west storage room (beneath sidewalk) including installing and sealing structural slab

(5) Correct electrical problems

(6) Strip off and replace roofing

(7) Build rooftop deck, including planters, built-in seating, piping to roof garden, gardener closet, and sink

(8) Replace storefront display windows

(9) Remediate any asbestos and lead paint remediation

10) If funds permit:

a. Replace lighting fixtures with energy-efficient lighting

b. Provide new interior paint and flooring

c. Provide new exterior paint

d. Install pigeon netting in the rear area between buildings

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Current Timeline

June 15, 2010: Complete plans and obtain plan approvals

July 1, 2010: Bid project out in competitive bidding process

September 1, 2010: Execute contract with selected general contractor

September 7, 2010: Commence construction May 31, 2011: Complete construction

June 2011: Grand Re-Opening Celebration

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Acquisition and Rehabilitation Advisory Committee

Jeff Kositsky, Executive Director/Housing Developer, Community Housing Partnership

Geoff MacDonald, Lending Manager, Affordable Housing Finance, California Bank & Trust

Diep Do, Director of Housing Development, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

Scott Nagelson, Principal, Banc of America Securities, LLC

Jason Albertson, Hospitality House Board Member, Psychiatric Social Worker, San Francisco Department of Public Health

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Capital Improvement Project Team

Natalie Bonnewit, Natalie Bonnewit Development Services

Arnie Lerner, AIA, CASp - Lerner + Associates Architects

Jacek Bialobrodski, Lerner + Associates Architects

Jackie Jenks, Central City Hospitality House

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