ULI Fall Meeting in San Francisco (October 2015)

As San Francisco is a frequent pioneer of new technologies to gather people together, WDC hosted a private dinner through EatWith, a “shared economy” website that features creative local chefs. Ecuadorian- and Parisian-trained Chef Alejandra Espinoza shared her story as well as her cuisine at a private venue overlooking AT&T Park at San Francisco Bay, which was spearheaded by several San Francisco women. On Friday, San Francisco developer and WDC member Elizabeth Costello (founding partner of Pocket Development) toured us through the Hayes Valley neighborhood and her recently completed (and sold-out!) 63-unit luxury condominium project, 300 Ivy (rendering above). Our early risers met for an optional pre-tour breakfast at Hayes Valley Bakeworks (550 Gough), a social enterprise café that trains and employes people with disabilities, who are homeless or at risk. Our tour also featured 388 Fulton Street, developed by Kim Diamond, a micro-unit, zero-parking condo project that was under construction across the street from Bakeworks. Our tour concluded with an informal lunch at Papito Hayes, a popular Hayes Valley restaurant.