Building 38

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Exterior of Building 38 on Keyes Avenue
Exterior evening view of south side of Building 38 showing balcony architectural detail
Interior of south lobby and staircase in Building 38
Daytime exterior view of Mesa Street from 2nd floor veranda with wooden chairs overlooking other Presidio structures
Suite 150 Interior view of renovated modern staircase between basement and 1st floor
Suite 219 updated with rough-hewn wood cladding around a conference room entryway

Project Information


Main Post, Presidio
San Francisco, California


Building 38 – Rehabilitation into Office Space


$12 Million


Fall 2001


Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects


Oliver & Company


Presidio Internet Center, LLC
(An affiliated company of
Equity Community Builders, LLC)

Permanent Loan

First Republic Bank

Construction Lender

Bank of the West

Project Description

ECB was the developer for the rehabilitated and converted historic 6th Army Headquarters Building at the Presidio Main Post in San Francisco into office space.

This 60,000 square foot, $12 million renovation project was privately financed with a combination of private equity, the use of historic tax credits and bank financing secured by a long-term master lease with the Presidio Trust.

The rehabilitation was completed in the Fall of 2001, and the project was leased to 95% by April of 2002, despite an extremely difficult commercial real estate market in San Francisco.

Current tenants are a mix of non-profits ranging from social justice to the environment, tech start-up, and finance. ECB is the property manager for the building (leasing opportunities).

Like the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, another ECB Project in the Presidio, the design team combined historic preservation and “green building” principles into all aspects of the rehabilitation.

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