A notable element in the project is an In-Kind agreement that would waive an impact fee in return for the redevelopment of a nearby alley named Ringold Street. The alley, which has LGBT historical significance, is being reimagined as a pedestrian and cyclist friendly street that will use the shared street and traffic calming measures found in Netherland Woonerfs. The Western SoMa Neigborhood Transportation Plan, adopted in 2012, illustrated a Woonerf as an example on how Ringold Street can be redesigned using chicanes, depressed curbs, bike parking and landscaping. In pursuant of the plan, the owners intend to participate in the In-Kind agreement and remake Ringold Street using the Woonerf design as an inspiration.
Kava Massih Architects is the main architect for the relatively low-slung building complex with construction firm James E. Roberts – Obayashi Corp currently managing the current shoring and excavation activities. The project, which will add much needed housing and density to the area, will be completed in phases starting in early 2016.