The master plan for redeveloping the entire 33-acre public housing development atop Potrero Hill with up to 1,700 new units of housing has been refined and the first public hearing to help clear the way for the ambitious project to commence has been scheduled for December.
As proposed, the Rebuild Potrero project, part of HOPE SF, would demolish and rebuild all 620 public housing units within the existing Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex project area while adding 450 new Below Market Rate (BMR) units and 630 market rate units to the community.
In addition, up to 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail or flex space and a 35,000 square foot Community Center with daycare and preschool facilities would be built along 24th Street between Arkansas and Missouri. Around 3.5 acres of redeveloped public open space, including a new 24th Street Park, are part of the plan as well.
The 600 rebuilt public housing units would remain affordable housing, subsidized by the San Francisco Housing Authority, but would be managed and owned by BRIDGE Housing or related entities.
And if the plan is approved, the redevelopment would occur in three phases, beginning in 2015 and spanning around 10 years in order to minimize disruption to existing residents.