San Francisco Business Times — "Mira high-rise gives S.F. skyline new lesson in geometry"

Named a winner of the Real Estate Deal of the Year by San Francisco Business Times, MIRA is lauded as a building that cultivates community across income lines without sacrificing sales.

'Many recent high-rise developments, in San Francisco and other global cities, have tried to separate affordable and luxury units. While 100% of the apartments in the eight-story Mira podium are below market rate, 25% of the units in the tower meet that criteria.

Gang was conscious of creating a place where residents could interact with no distinction between the owners of the most and least expensive properties. “People want to meet other people,” said Gang. “I think that’s what’s evolving. I think people more and more, want to connect.”

At Mira, residents share amenities including a courtyard, rooftop deck, children’s playground, dog washing facilities and valet parking. “There’s no differentiation,” Gang said.

Despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly half the Mira’s units have sold, with January and February 2021 being the highest selling months.

With its bay window-inspired exterior and equitable heart, Mira acknowledges San Francisco’s past while pointing toward a more integrated form of urban planning.'

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