The development rights for the former Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, a half-block from the contentious 330-unit building proposed to rise at Mission and 16th, have been awarded to Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing. The team plans to build 165 apartments for low-income families on the site.
“Twenty percent of the apartments will be set aside for formerly homeless families; projected rents for the balance of units will be affordable to families earning between 45% and 60% of area median income, though deeper affordability could be achieved depending upon final sources of financing.
Among the planned amenities are a courtyard, community room and kitchen, media lab and supportive services spaces, as well as artists’ studios and a proposed mural walkway. A rooftop garden is also envisioned as a space for community events and resident gatherings.
The project will also provide dedicated space for Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Head Start, Early-Head Start and Mission Girls Programs. Additionally, MissionIMPACT will provide the surrounding neighborhood with a commercial office space that serves as a one-stop center for the needs of the Mission’s small business and nonprofit community at affordable rental rates.”
Currently home to the San Francisco Navigation Center, a resource for the homeless in San Francisco, the City has been working behind-the-scenes to fast-track the development of the nearly one-acre Mission District parcel which is zoned for development up to 85-feet in height.
The estimated budget for the proposed development is around $81 million, or roughly $490,000 per unit, which doesn’t include an accounting for the land.