Preliminary plans have been filed for over two hundred affordable senior homes at 2675 Folsom Street in San Francisco’s Mission District. The application comes after plans for a 117-unit apartment complex were approved in 2016 but never built.
The application uses Assembly Bill 2162. The bill requires planning staff to “determine if a project is eligible for streamlining within 30 days of application submittal.” Once approved, the plan will receive a streamlined ministerial processing path while entitling the plan to certain zoning modifications like parking, open space, and rear yard spaces.
Reuben Law has filed the application. The application lists CPIF MRA LLC as the property owner or representative, an entity linked with Seattle-based Columbia Pacific. The plan will create around 240 units of affordable housing for seniors. Around 60 units will be deed-restricted for supportive housing. Residents will benefit from 3,500 square feet of supportive services at ground level.
Project plans have yet to be published for the application. Construction of 2675 Folsom Street is expected to be separated over two phases, which suggests there will be separate buildings. The building height has yet to be shared, though some insight can be derived from the affordable housing infill by Mercy Housing at 1068 Mission Street in SoMa. The SoMa development has created 256 residences across six floors on a 1.16-acre parcel. The Folsom Street proposal is expected to have as many homes on a parcel half the size. The 0.58-acre Folsom Street parcel is adjacent to Parque Niños Unidos.
Axis Development purchased the parcel in 2015 for $18 million. Axis Development and Columbia Pacific have yet to reply to a request for comment or information.
The parcel is located between 22nd Street, 23rd Street, Folsom Street, and Treat Avenue. Across from Parque Niños Unidos, YIMBY covered plans to renovate two buildings from the 1890s.
The estimated cost and timeline for construction have yet to be revealed.