Plans for 109 New BMR Units in the Mission Move Ahead

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Affordable housing is a hot topic in the Mission, and the neighborhood is about to get a bit more of it at a development that will turn a surface parking lot into 109 below-market-rate apartments. Back in September, the nonprofit team of Chinatown Community Development Center and Mission Economic Development Agency were chosen by the city for the site. Now, preliminary plans have been filed to build new housing for low-income families and transition-age youth. Mithun Solomon and Y.A. studio are on board to design the project.

The site is currently zoned for just five stories, but the CCDC and MEDA plan calls for an increase to seven stories that will likely fall under the city's recent plans to allow height increases for affordable housing. Initially the site was meant for just 60 units, but the number was upped to 101 with the MEDA/CCDC proposal and is now at 109. The building will include micro studios for people ranging from 16 to 24 years old who are coming out of state custody or foster care and two- and three-bedroom apartments for low-income households making between $25,000 and $65,000 per year. The development will also have community and building support services, a ground floor cafe/retail space, and a child development center.