Identified by the Port of San Francisco as “the greatest affordable housing development opportunity among the Port’s seawall lots in the northeastern waterfront,” but having faced neighborhood pushback over just how affordable the development should be, the City has awarded the development rights for the half-block parcel on the east side of Front Street between Broadway and Vallejo to Bridge Housing and The John Stewart Company.
The team’s winning proposal for the 88 Broadway/Seawall Lot 322-1 site, which is currently a 225 car parking lot, includes 182 apartments – 130 of which will be available to families earning 50%-120% of Area Median Income and 52 for seniors earning 40%-70% of Area Median Income – over 11,400 square feet of retail/commercial space, including a 55-slot mixed-income childcare center to be operated by the YMCA of San Francisco.
In addition, a subsidy will enable 20% of the development (37 apartments) to be set aside for formerly homeless households with supportive services provided by Lutheran Social Services.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects is designing the building which will rise up to 65-feet in height. Plans to build a 475-room hotel on the site, with 160 off-street parking spaces, had been drawn a decade ago but were subsequently abandoned.