Demolition permits have been filed for the existing structure at 2205 Mission Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. The project will replace the existing damaged building with 63 affordable for-sale apartments for teacher workforce housing. The project developer, Mission Economic Development Agency, expects to start demolition this October, with completion by 2025.
The project was recently highlighted by J.K. Dineen for the San Francisco Chronicle after Mayor London Breed announced $32 million of funding for 2205 Mission Street and 750 Golden Gate Avenue by Hayes Valley. The funding will come from Proposition I. Both projects will provide housing for teachers within the SFUSD system. Most recently, the city was able to celebrate MidPen’s groundbreaking for the Shirley Chisholm Village Educator Housing in the Sunset District nearly one year ago.
The 88-foot tall structure will yield around 66,070 square feet, with 63,140 square feet for housing, 1,110 square feet for a child daycare unit, and 2,620 square feet for an institutional community space at the corner of Mission and 18th. The ground level includes an outdoor courtyard and bicycle parking. Of the 63 units, 31 will be sold as affordable to households earning around 80% of the Area Median Income, three for households earning around 105% AMI, 11 for households earning 120% AMI, and 18 for 130% AMI households. MEDA will also connect prospective residents with homebuyer resources like Teacher’s Next Door, Neighborhood Lift, FHLB, and Section 8. Apartment sizes will vary, with 46 one-bedrooms and 17 two-bedrooms.
Gelfand Partners Architects is responsible for the design. New renderings show the design has been simplified, with white and grey stucco contrasted with blue window shades. A mural will be included along 18th Street and above the Mission Street entrance.
The 0.22-acre parcel is located at the corner of Mission Street and 18th Street in the heart of the busy neighborhood. The 16th Street BART Station is just two blocks away. New building permits were filed in January 2021, and the project received final approvals in September of the same year. According to the project application, construction is expected to last 17 months for an estimated $43.5 million. That projected cost is not inclusive of all development expenses.