Reasonably priced housing challenge deliberate for Sundown District households – The San Francisco Examiner
The Sunset District could get a 100 percent affordable housing project of up to 100 units, many of which are family-oriented – the first of its kind in the neighborhood, according to supervisor Gordon Mar.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation plans to build a low-income housing estate at 2550 Irving St. near 26th Avenue, one block from Golden Gate Park.
The mayor’s office for housing and community development has raised $ 15 million from the voter-approved affordable housing bond of 2019, spokesman Max Barnes said Monday.
“It is the first affordable housing project specifically for families,” said Mar, who represents the region. “This is exactly the kind of housing we need at sunset to ensure that low-income families can live in our neighborhood.”
The Irving Street project will begin construction on what is now the Police Credit Union site in 2023 and could reach seven floors. The costs have not yet been determined as the project is still in an early stage of development.
MOHCD will release funds pending a budget from TNDC, project approval from a municipal loan committee, and final approval from the supervisory board.
The project promises commercial space, parking spaces for cars and bicycles, and offices on the ground floor. The units will be a mix of studios and up to three bedrooms.
“Creating more affordable housing across San Francisco is at the heart of our COVID-19 recovery strategy. We are excited to work with TNDC to bring much-needed sustainable affordable housing to sunset,” said Eric Shaw, director of MOHCD, in a Explanation . “We are continuing to expand our pipeline and focus on equitable investments to meet the housing needs of residents across the city.”
MOHCD announced on Friday that it has selected nonprofit property developer Tenderloin after deciding in 2019 to acquire locations in Districts 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8 for affordable housing.
Community meetings hosted by TNDC and Mar will begin in January to determine the bedroom mix of the units and get feedback on design and affordability.
“TNDC is grateful and humble to help more families stay housed and thrive by bringing affordable housing to a neighborhood with high-performing public schools and access to resources like grocery stores and public transportation,” said Donald S. Falk, CEO of TNDC. “With our community-based approach, we look forward to working with the Sunset neighborhood, MOHCD, and a number of partners to further address the San Francisco housing crisis and keep the city alive.”
Another affordable housing project in the Sunset District dedicated to educators is underway at the Francis Scott Key Annex at 1360 43rd Avenue. Construction of more than 100 family-sized residential units will be completed in 2023.
Mar’s office hopes to make affordable neighborhood housing projects less infrequent by facilitating the creation of a nonprofit Westside property developer with the help of TNDC and Mission Economic Development Agency.
An initiative called Sunset Forward, which involves the planning department and local organizations, engages District 4 residents through focus groups and surveys to prioritize housing, transportation, businesses, and services.
“That was one of the challenges in developing affordable housing on the West Side, the lack of a not-for-profit housing association focused on our neighborhoods,” said Mar. “I’m just really excited about this project and looking forward to doing it with community To drive contributions. “
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