The formal application to level the former Phoenix Continuation High School site turned Navigation Center at 1950 Mission Street will be filed with the City this afternoon.
And as proposed by Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing, 157 below market rate (BMR) apartments will soon rise up to 85-feet in height across the Mission District site.
Twenty (20) percent of the units will be set aside for formerly homeless families and the balance of the units will be made available to families earning between 45% and 60% of the area median income (AMI).
In addition to the 157 units of permanent housing, the 1950 Mission Street project, which is being designed by David Baker Architects with Cervantes Design Associates, will include a community room and kitchen; a rooftop garden and media lab; dedicated space for Mission Neighborhood Centers’ Head Start, Early-Head Start and Mission Girls programs; affordable studios for artists; and an active mural walkway “that will honor the neighborhood’s rich artistic and cultural heritage.”
And the estimated budget for the development as proposed is around $81 million, or roughly $490,000 per unit, which doesn’t include an accounting for the city-owned land.