Mayor Celebrates Opening of 490 South Van Ness Avenue, Mission District, San Francisco

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A new affordable housing complex is now available on the market at 490 South Van Ness Avenue in Mission District, San Francisco. The project proposal includes the construction of a seven-story housing complex. Mayor London N. Breed celebrated the grand opening.

Mission Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) and BRIDGE Housing are the project developers. Local architects Ankrom Moisan Architects and G7A are managing the design concepts and construction.

Named Avanza 490, the project will bring a building consisting of eight permanently affordable apartments, thirty-two of which are set aside for Mission District residents or residents who reside within half-mile of the project. The residences are a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units. The apartments will be available for households earning up to 30%-60% of the area’s median income. Twenty units are set aside for public housing for those who have voluntarily relocated to Mission District.

Commercial space spanning an area of 636 square feet is built on the ground floor. On-site amenities include a second-floor children’s playground, a spacious community room, and a communal laundry room.

The project is the third of seven new 100% affordable housing developments in the neighborhood. Construction started in October 2018 and was completed in February 2021.

The property site is located between 15th and 16th Street, a block from the 16th Street BART station and MUNI lines 14, 22, 33, and 55.

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