Civic San Francisco, CA
“The HIT will make sure all the work is done union. That means more family-supporting union jobs for our members and more high quality union-built development for the community.” —Michael Theriault, Secretary-Treasurer, San Francisco BCTC


This project is construction of a 13-story residential building with 162 mixed-income rental units and an underground parking garage in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood. Project amenities include a residential lobby, open-air ground floor atrium, roof deck and garden, fitness center, and concierge desk.


The HIT provided $58 million in financing for The Civic through the purchase of taxable Ginnie Mae construction loan certificates and a permanent loan certificate. The HIT worked closely with the mortgage lender, Red Mortgage Capital, LLC, and the developer, Emerald Fund, to structure financing for the $82.8 million project.


The project site is adjacent to the city’s Civic Center in the Central Market neighborhood. The area has been slated by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development for significant revitalization to create a vibrant urban environment that takes advantage of the neighborhood’s transit-rich location and many cultural amenities. The Civic is also helping San Francisco address its shortage of affordable housing, with 19 units reserved for residents earning up to 55% of the area median income.

With its sustainable and green features, The Civic was designed to meet California’s GreenPoint Program requirements and is expected to exceed the California Energy Commission’s Title 24 requirements, which promote greater energy efficiency.

The project generated an estimated 450 union construction jobs.

*Job and economic impact figures are estimates calculated using IMPLAN, an input-output model, based on HIT project data. The data is current as of March 31, 2020. Economic impact data is in 2019 dollars and all other figures are nominal.

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