The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development has issued a bulk request for qualified development teams interested in developing one or more of the following nine sites upon which permanently affordable rental units are slated to rise:
- 772 Pacific Avenue (Senior Housing, including formerly homeless seniors)
- 967 Mission Street (Senior Housing, including formerly homeless seniors)
- 1939 Market Street (Senior Housing, including formerly homeless seniors)
- 1515 South Van Ness Avenue (Family Housing with 1-3 bedroom units)
- 88 Bluxome Street (Family Housing with 1-3 bedroom units)
- Pier 70 Parcel C2A (Family Housing with 1-3 bedroom units)
- 160 Freelon (598 Brannan) Street (Family Housing with 1-3 bedroom units)
- 71 Boardman Place (Supportive Housing for the chronically homeless)
- 725 Harrison Street (Supportive Housing for the chronically homeless)
The nine sites will be long-term leased to the development teams at nominal terms and maximum rents for the completed units will be restricted to average no more than 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI), with a portion of the units set aside for extremely-low income households (30 percent of the AMI) that are not already homeless, 20 percent of the Senior Housing units set aside for formerly homeless seniors, and at least 5 units per site (10 for Pier 70) set aside for referrals from the City’s Plus Housing program (with the rents set at no more than 50 percent of the AMI).
A few of the City’s stated expectations of the interested development teams and proposals:
- Maximize the number of units and density within a mid-rise construction type (75’ occupied space) and/or limit of per unit City contribution to at or below average of similar, while balancing community input on unit configuration and size – in limited cases a high rise may be acceptable to the City [emphasis added].
- Provide ground floor commercial spaces that serve the neighborhood (including the residents of the Project), with specific programming determined through a comprehensive community outreach process where ground floor commercial uses are appropriate and feasible.
- Provide on-site services to formerly homeless residents at a cost-effective case management ratio (approximately 1:20) depending upon sub-population.
- Commence construction on the Projects as soon as possible, using streamlined ministerial approval processes (for example, SB35 may be used in conjunction with the Affordable Housing Density Program or the State Density Bonus Program).
Responses from the interested development teams are due on January 22, 2021 and the selected teams are currently expected to announced at the end of March or early April. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.