Support grows for housing project with ‘mother of all mixed-incomes’ on northeast parking lots

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt

An affordable housing development that would transform two parking lots in San Francisco’s northeast waterfront into 178 homes for seniors, families and the formerly homeless is pending approval before the Board of Supervisors after more than three years.

if all goes according to plan, construction would begin in the spring of 2019.

John Stewart, founder of John Stewart Company, the private developer selected by the Mayor’s Office of Housing to build the project along with the nonprofit Bridge Housing Corporation, said the development is a departure from past city-funded projects because it will house a wider range of income earners, from the homeless to those who may be teachers or firefighters.

“I think it is the mother of all mixed incomes in one sense,” Stewart told the Port Commission…

The Port Commission approved the project last week, as did the board’s Budget and Finance Committee on Thursday. Next up is the full board vote on July 24 and later the State Lands Commission in August.

The development is on two contiguous parking lots in the Northeast Waterfront Landmark District — one at 88 Broadway, which is owned by the Port of San Francisco and another at the adjacent 735 Davis St, owned by The City. The site is bounded by Vallejo, Front and Davis streets and Broadway… more)

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