The remaining residents of the artists’ collective known as Bernalhaus, on Peralta Avenue, behind the Alemany Farmers’ Market at the bottom of Bernal Heights, have been forcibly evicted and locked out.

Plans to level the warehouse buildings that sit upon the 992 Peralta Avenue parcel have been in and out of the works since 1999, which is when the property was purchased for $1.1 million.

The paperwork to secure building permits for a 49-unit condo development to rise up to five stories upon the site was submitted last July. And the proposed plans are actively working their way through Planning.

Complaints about the existing ‘warehaus’ being used for residential use date back to 2003 but ramped up following the Ghost Ship fire and after the plans for the Peralta Avenue parcel were filed.

4 thoughts on “Bernalhaus Collective Evicted, Condos to Rise”
  1. You can’t live in a warehouse, but you’re more than welcome to live in a tent on the sidewalk and inject heroin in public.

    1. Yep. Then you are eligible for a “transition center” space. Basically a dormitory cot in a city owned warehouse full of mentally ill junkies who will assault you and steal your stuff. The City “housing” policy makes absolutely no sense.

  2. You’re not giving the City enough credit. In San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, a family of four making $105,350 or less is now considered low income by the federal government Department of Housing and Urban Development. That means they can qualify for affordable housing. “They are eligible now to apply for housing through the local housing authority, be it Section 8, be it public housing, or other HUD-subsidized programs,” said HUD Regional Public Affairs Officer and Homeless Liaison Ed Cabrera. Yep, two adults employed full time at $26/hr (twice the minimum wage) are now low income around here.

  3. I know this warehouse from trying to put a door hanger on this address’s door last election season (for the obscure race for BART Board director; my candidate lost). I couldn’t find anywhere to hang it.

    Downloading the plans from Planning’s website, they’re some of the weirdest plans I’ve ever seen. First of all, the density level is much higher than I would expect to be allowed in this area, and is due to a rare zoning category called NC-S that’s designed for car-oriented shopping centers (even though the plans have no retail space). Then, the plans appear to show two four-story units at the southeastern corner, each with five bedrooms and two kitchens (on both the second and fourth floors)… huh? There’s also a set of stairs that go from the fourth floor directly to the street without doors opening up to any other floors. I have no idea what is going on with these plans.

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