Our Neighborhood & History
How & Why it Works
How It Works
Gardenville Station is a professional design-build facility, providing private offices, independent workspaces, a kickass woodshop, and a creative community for local woodworkers, designers, artists, architects, furniture makers, contractors, fabricators, and creators.
Its well-appointed suite of Offices, accommodating four businesses in private light-filled spaces, sits atop the well-insulated, professionally-outfitted Woodshop.
The Woodshop opens onto the Yard, containing eight private studios with independent light and power. In addition to tool and materials storage, leasing 8’x20’ studio containers enable your ready access to the shared Woodshop.
For part time woodworkers, Membership grants you scheduled access to the Woodshop and community workbenches, generally during weekend and evening hours, in addition to a small tool storage Locker onsite.
Lease an office. A Studio. A Locker. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Design. Build. Create. Work.
Gardenville Station layers trade, skill, history and community to create a space for local people building things--transforming vision into products, products into creations, or material into beautiful function. Envisioned by a San Francisco native who got tired of clamoring for space to store tools, build things, and run a business. For the past several years, he scanned the city for an affordable, flexible space that could be shared with other locals, builders and designers, who were seeking project capacity, specialized machines, occasional thought partners, and a reasonably central location for City-serving businesses.
Gardenville has had many lives. It’s been a home and a playground for artists and makers. The Green Tortoise http://www.greentortoise.com/adventure.travel.html, San Francisco’s iconic slow-road bus tour company, chartering adventure travelers since 1974, made its home at the facility.
The name - Gardenville Station - grounds us literally and figuratively. In the late 1800s, Gardenville‘s original structure was constructed by "Gardenville Homestead Company," launched in 1867. It reminds us that a place has history, and the Bayview - still the sunniest San Francisco neighborhood - was once a hub of wholesale nurseries. It was also home to active shrimping and butchery industries in addition to the more well-renowned shipyards. We’re proud to give Gardenville its next life, cultivating local craftsmanship, skilled trades, and small, growing businesses.