Mary Rodgers Project

TCDC, is teaming up with community  partners to develop the Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community at 701 Golden Gate Avenue at Franklin Street. Formerly home to a Central Freeway off-ramp, the site currently serves as a parking lot. The project will have 100 residential units for low and very-low income seniors, including 20 units set aside for homeless seniors under the Department of Public Health’s Direct Access to


Housing Program. MHRSC is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in 2013.

The project honors the memory of Mary Helen Rogers, a long-time community activist and advocate for the Western Addition community, and the building will feature art tributes to Ms. Rogers and her legacy.

The project will feature on-site services offices, a community café that will partly be programmed by the tenant services team,
computer lab, offices, and a resident lobby. MHRSC is intended to work with our sister project, Parkview Terraces at Turk and Gough, to form a “senior campus.” We will hold programs—like physical activities to help seniors remain active and fit—open to residents of each project. Social activities will be held at the café at MHRSC along with computer courses in the computer lab.