Gateway Tenants Association

WHO ARE WE? The Gateway Tenants Association formed in 1982 as a reaction to potential rent increases and has acted to protect rent control and represent Gateway residents on numerous issues ever since.

WHAT DO WE DO? GTA advocates on behalf of tenants to management and city government, including SFPD and Planning. It closely watches issues and developments in our neighborhood in order to protect our quality of life. It also supports efforts to improve and strengthen our community; please see below for ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Please join GTA now for only $15.00 for half a year! Members are invited to socials and receive an  email newsletter with updates about local issues and events. We are also seeking volunteers.


  • Security meetings: GTA meets with SFPD, management and tenants to improve safety in the area. If you have security concerns, please let us know so we can continue to communicate about them and seek solutions.
  • Public meetings: GTA Board members attend public meetings to keep apprised on developments in the area, and they share that information with members.
  • Social events: GTA organizes and participates in regular social events to help build community, including monthly Happy Hour Socials,  annual Halloween Party and other special events.
  • Kids’ camp: GTA donated to the Bay Club’s Summer Kids’ Camp Scholarship Program at the Gateway Bay Club with an annual gift over the years.
  • Children’s playground: GTA contributed to the wildly successful children’s playground at Sue Bierman Park near the corner of Washington Street and The Embarcadero.
  • 8 Washington: GTA successfully helped to oppose the 8 Washington condos on The Embarcadero, which would have impacted the Gateway Bay Club, our community’s main recreation center and an important social hub, with two years of rebuilding and fewer tennis courts.
  • Member outreach: GTA sends emails to members to keep them up on news and events, and in 2019 rebuilt the GTA website to better facilitate outreach and receive feedback. We also post regularly on Nextdoor Gateway and Facebook about events.


President:  Madeleine Trembley (madeleine.ggta@gmail.com)

Vice Pesident (Internal): Deepika Phakke (deepika.phakke@gmail.com)

Vice President (External):  Alec Bash (alec.bash@gmail.com)

Secretary: Parli Barve (barveparli@gmail.com)

Treasurer-Membership: Doyal Shaji (doyal.shaji@gmail.com)

Social Chair:  Meet Aghera (meetaghera@gmail.com)

Michele Hennessey, VW Bldg Rep and Barbary Coast Neighborhood Association (BCNA) Rep, (michelehe.gta@gmail.com)
Sahil Shah, VN Bldg Rep (sahilshah15@gmail.com)
Stephanie Harrison, VE Bldg Rep (stephanie.harrison821@gmail.com)
Shai Malka, Townhomes (shai.malka@gmail.com)

Address: 155 Jackson St #1504, San Francisco, CA 94111


Dues now are only $15 for half a year. Please join us!

Gateway Apartments and Townhomes
Gateway Apartments and Townhomes

About the Gateway Area

The Gateway Tenants Association represents residents of the Gateway Apartments and Townhomes (formerly called the Golden Gateway Center), located in San Francisco’s historic Barbary Coast neighborhood alongside historic Jackson Square. GTA is not affiliated with the management of the Gateway.

The rental development consists of four modern high rises and 58 townhouses, with 1,254 rental units in all, on three city blocks bounded by Battery, Jackson, Washington and Drumm Streets. The late-1960’s architecture was futuristic, featuring balconies, plazas, fountains & public art, and landscaped pedestrian ways and overpasses.

The Gateway’s location is superb, flanked by Sydney G. Walton Square and Sue Bierman Park, which attracts the famous wild parrots of Telegraph Hill. Residents have postcard views of the Bay, the Bay Bridge, the Ferry Building and/or the city skyline. The waterfront and attractions along The Embarcadero are just blocks away. The red brick Golden Gateway Commons just north of Jackson Street has condominiums above commercial spaces. The Bay Club Gateway just east across Drumm Street provides Swimming, Tennis, Pickleball, and Kids programs.

The complex includes retail and commercial space on the ground level: Safeway, Starbucks, Pinewell (multi-speciality clinic for chronic pain), Glamour Beauty Salon, and Gateway Theater on Jackson Street; Golden Gateway Cleaners and Leetone Photo Center on Davis Court; Podiatry/Chiropractic/Pain & Spine/Sports Medicine on Front Street; and Advanced Dentistry on Battery Street.

Residents can walk to work in the Financial District and have excellent access to public transportation. The popular Ferry Building Farmers Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Historic Jackson Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, SoMa, East Cut/Rincon Hill and Union Square all are within walking distance.

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