New building permits have been filed for an affordable senior housing community at 967 Mission Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The nine-story complex will replace the Kapwa Gardens between 5th and 6th Street with nearly a hundred homes. The project is being sponsored by the John Stewart Company and the Bayview Seniors Services organization.
While new building permits have been filed, kicking off the start of the review and ministerial process, the developers have yet to file a planning application with the city or submit a formal project plan set. The illustrations found by YIMBY came from a community meeting in mid-July this year. During the meeting, the design team showed off the new illustrations, offered two color palettes, and highlighted the four possible locations for public art installations across the facade.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Y.A. Studio are collaborating on the design. The project is imbued with regional design vernacular, including eight-story sawtooth bay windows and ground-level planters. Crowning the building will be a rooftop plan.
The project plan expects to create around 95 units, with apartment sizes ranging from approximately 63 studios and 32 one-bedrooms. Residential amenities will include a community room, laundry room, Bayview Senior Services office space, and a conference room. On-site management will be provided. The apartments will be restricted to applicants over 62, earning 30-60% of the Area Median Income, and formerly homeless families referred through the Federal HUD’s ‘Continuum of Care’ program.
City records show the property last sold in 2019 for $5.388 million. The 0.2-acre parcel extends from Mission Street to Minna Street, positioned between 5th and 6th Street and on the same block as the new public park in the 5M master development. The new IKEA and Powell Street BART Station are both just one block away on Market Street.
Nibbi and Baines Group will be joint general contractors. The project will be made in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development. Construction is expected to start in early 2025, with completion possible before the end of 2026.