Mission development once blocked by neighbors now set for affordable housing

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Published by Brock Keeling, Curbed SF on June 11, 2019

Mayor London Breed announced plans Tuesday to turn a circa-1948 warehouse, the home of a former electrical contracting business, into a site for 100 percent affordable housing.

The new project, located in the Mission District, will “likely serve families earning between 30 and 80 percent of area median income,” according to the Mayor’s Office. (The Mayor’s Office of Housing calculates that the unadjusted area median income for one person in SF is $82,900 per year.)

“We’re thrilled to be adding 1515 South Van Ness to the 900 affordable housing units already in progress in the Mission neighborhood,” said Kate Hartley, director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, in an emailed statement.

The building at 1515 South Van Ness made headlines in 2016 after plans were revealed to turn it into a market-rate condo complex, replete with six stories and 157 units designed by BDE Architecture.

The 100-percent affordable housing project won’t break ground until at least 2021.

Read more here: https://sf.curbed.com/2019/6/11/18661715/mission-district-site-parcel-building-affordable-housing-breed

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