Sunnydale Community Center by LMSA break ground

Sunnydale Community Center

The Sunnydale Community Center will be the heart of the redeveloped Sunnydale HOPE SF neighborhood and serve as a new gateway into McLaren Park.

Combined with the adjacent Herz Recreation Center, the project creates a new campus that supports connections to nature and provides a safe, lively and nurturing environment.

Responding to the historic separation between the Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods and the Park, the design creates a clear diagonal entry path from the corner of Sunnydale and Hahn that leads neighborhood residents directly into the Park.

The 30,000-square-foot Community Center will be an inclusive hub for this diverse community, providing shared neighborhood spaces, a Wu Yee childcare center, and a Boys and Girls Club.

The recipient of a California Mass Timber Building Competition grant, the Community Center features cross laminated timber (CLT) decking floors and roof structure, and glue-laminated columns and beams throughout.

Currently under construction, the project is targeting LEED Gold and estimated completion is in 2024. Source by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Architect: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  • Design Team: Marsha Maytum, Gregg Novicoff, Corey Schnobrich, Ian Ashcraft-Williams, Jasen Bohlander, Dominique Elie, Aruna Bolisetty, Sally Lape, Sara Sepandar
  • Owners: Mercy Housing, Related California, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Wu Yee Children’s Services
  • Year: 2022
  • Images: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Courtesy of Cameron MacAllister Group