With financing having been secured and San Francisco’s first Navigation Center, which had temporarily occupied the former Phoenix Continuation High School site, having been shuttered/moved, the ground for 157 below market rate (BMR) rental units to rise at 1950 Mission Street will officially be broken this coming Monday, March 18.

The $116 million development, which will also yield a little commercial space, bike repair shop, art gallery/studio space and a child care area across the new building’s ground floor, is slated to be completed around the end of 2020.

And once again, the 157 units – a mix of 32 studios, 36 one-bedrooms, 73 twos and 16 threes – will be managed by BRIDGE Housing and be made available to households earning between 45 and 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) with 25 percent of the units (40) set aside for formerly homeless families.

27 thoughts on “Ground for 157 Affordable Apartments Will Be Broken Next Week”
  1. ground breaking on Monday? They have been working on that site for weeks already.

    [Editor’s Note: “…will officially be broken…” (i.e., ceremonially)]

      1. I am not familiar with their past evil doings, can you share?

        I am only really aware of this project and Park Merced

          1. I’ll take that as no, you don’t have any fact-based arguments to support you charge.

          2. Then why even bother making a comment, especially on a site like this? This isn’t reddit lol.

          3. This is the problem with the anti-development crowd. They just twist everything so it fits their agenda to feel validated.

      2. I have worked w/Maximus as a concerned citizen, not on their payroll. I live in the ‘hood and see no problem with development. Why do you make such inflammatory statements? Maximus is a developer trying to build buildings in a difficult market and navigate politics, emotions and myriad other issues.

        If you’re upset because he’s not willing to do 50, 60 or 100% affordable, then, well, we know who’s agenda you’re pushing…

  2. It looks like a jail or a back office call center. BMR housing does not have to look like a Soviet style housing block.

      1. I think everyone reacts to the window/wall ratio appearing lower than on more expensive buildings. I assume that windows are much more expensive than the rest of the wall, so they get shrunk to save money. It is a bummer, but less windows=more houses when there’s finite $$$ for subsidy, I guess.

  3. $739k per unit. Can we stop calling these projects affordable? They are anything but. Subsidized, yes. Affordable, no.

  4. The unaligned windows are a standard trick by this point, but why oh why do the two gray paneled facades not even line up??

    1. Having everything line up would make the building look more monolithic. The small variations, to break it up, are intentional.

  5. Windows equals wealth? The poor must have little to no natural sunlight? Why don’t they eliminate all the windows then and just have ventilation slats?

    Honestly I thought this was going to be a new jail.

  6. great project. the mission should be 8-10 floors all along mission, valencia and south van ness. best transit in the city

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